La Casa del Mundo
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
At a Glance
Accessible only by boat, La Casa del Mundo is a secluded little hideaway on the rocky shores of Lake Atitlan – offering an unforgettable stay!
Enjoy unparalleled views of the huge volcanoes that dominate the lake and gorgeous sunsets from either your private balcony or one of the many patios dotted around the hotel
Cosy rooms, some with a fireplace and decorated with local furniture and colourful handmade textiles
There's plenty to do at the hotel itself - swim, kayak, learn Spanish or just relax and read whilst swinging in a hammock!
After a day out visiting village communities around the lake why not hangout in the hot tub hanging over the edge of the lake?
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Visit Lake Atitlan between December and April for hot and dry weather. The rainy season brings tropical afternoon showers between the months of May to November. Hurricane season is from August to September and although the coastal regions are affected more so than the highlands, the lake can experience floods, landslides and a rise in water level.
To start planning your holiday to La Casa del Mundo
La Casa del Mundo intertwines with the surrounding lush rainforest overlooking the beautiful Lake Atitlan. Marvel at the untouched beauty from the lakeside with panoramic views of all three volcanoes over the horizon.
Accessible only by boat, La Casa del Mundo is a secluded little hideaway on the rocky shores of Jaibalito on Lake Atitlan. This picturesque boutique hotel not only offers great accommodation, good food and good company, but unparalleled views of three staggering volcanoes, Atitlan, San Pedro and Toliman. Dominating the landscape, these towering volcanoes create a majestic scene and to admire this from such a quaint hotel makes for a quite a special occasion.
Perched on a cliff, guests will arrive in style at the hotel's small pier and wander up the steps to a warm welcome and admire their first glimpse of the spectacular view. There are small terraces dotted around the cliff edge, each with a number of sun loungers for relaxing as well as tables and chairs where guests can dine by candlelight in the evening and soak up the sunshine in the morning.
La Casa del Mundo boasts 17 cosy stone walled rooms with warming wooden furnishings and handcrafted Mayan decoration. Accommodating three room types, the rooms are ideal for entertaining both families and couples. Whilst preserving its authenticity, all the rooms are fitted with modern amenities for a comfortable stay including Wi-Fi. If the evening is chilly and you wish to eat inside, the dining is communal and makes for great story-telling with other guests of the day's adventures.
During your stay at La Casa del Mundo, you can delve into the local heritage and discover the lake's charms. Spend a day out on the lake visiting different mayan villages and learning their culture, climb one of the volcanoes with a guide or head out by yourself in a kayak. Spanish classes can also be arranged on site, and if you wish to go into town for a spot of shopping, you can arrange this in the morning directly with the hotel.
Guatemala and Belize Uncovered
Antigua, Lake Atitlan, Tikal, Mountain Pine Ridge, Orange Walk District
from £3400 pp inc flights & transfers for 13 nights
- Explore both country's highlights in one authentic, experience-packed trip, dodging crowds and staying in charming characterful properties and unique remote lodges.
- Guatemala is steeped in native Mayan and Spanish colonial tradition; you'll be introduce to both, whilst visiting photogenic cities and tiny indigenous villages untouched by mass tourism.
- Belize, on the other hand, is a truly Caribbean country with an English-speaking laid-back vibe, with lodges deep in the jungle, a stunning array of wildlife and a healthy dose of adventure.
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Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
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