Previously a private estate but now an exclusive beautifully decorated hotel overlooking the startlingly blue Lake Atitlan and surrounded by breathtaking volcanoes and indigenous villages - one of Central America's most spectacular sights.
One of Guatemala's finest hotels with magnificent views of Lake Atitlan and surrounding volcanoes.
Beautifully furnished guest rooms with stucco walls painted in rich Guatamalan colours, arts, furnishings and heirlooms all around.
Boasts an outdoor lap pool on the sun terrace, perfect for soaking up the rays with a picturesque view of not only one but three volcanoes on the horizon.
Award-winning Relais & Chateaux restaurant where you can enjoy Guatemalan-inspired cuisine made with ingredients sourced from neighbouring farms.
Casa Palopo is a charming retreat and well located to enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Atitlan and the cultural delights of the surrounding area, boasting views from each of the nine bedrooms and the separate villa.
Casa Palopo’s suites have been lovingly decorated with oversized furnishings that evoke Guatemala’s Mayan heritage, private sun decks and floor-to-ceiling windows. The fabrics are beautiful and there is a real emphasis on comfort and impeccable service. There is a private villa with two bedrooms and a pool available within the grounds, furnished in an African colonial style, which is perfect for guests wanting a secluded retreat. The Relais & Chateaux Restaurant is the ideal place to sample delicious local cuisine.
Visits to the surrounding villages are a must, particularly that of Chichicastenango which holds a fantastic market on Thursdays and Sundays selling local artefacts and wonderfully colourful textiles, a true characteristic of the Guatemalan people. Other activities include bird watching, fishing, horseback riding, and waterskiing on the crystal clear waters of the lake.
Please note that Casa Palopo does not accept children under 10 years of age.
When to visit
All rooms have a terrace and lake view, and it is lovely to be able to throw open the shutters and gaze on this stunning Central American scene complete with volcanoes.
Casa Palopo is set high above the spectacular Lake Atitlan on the hills surrounding Santa Catarina Palopó village, with a view of three volcanic peaks - Toliman, Atitlán and San Pedro. Located 90 miles from Guatemala City in the Guatemalan Highlands.
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