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Hotel y Centro de Convenciones Jardines del Lago

Type of destination:

  • Farm / ranch / rural
  • River / lake / wetland
  • Forest / rainforest
  • Indigenous community
  • Historic site
  • World Heritage Site
  • Mountain

Type of accommodation:

  • Hotel / inn


Rates: (in US dollars)

$76 – 100
See details about rates below.


Target Market:

Mid range

Description

In Guatemala, the heart of the Mayan world, you will find yourself in a region that conserves "live" Maya culture. At a point of convergence between the Kakchiqueles, Tzutujiles, and Quichés ethnic groups, Sololá has a landscape that is alive with the colors of typical Mayan clothes and the changing blue and green of Lake Atitlan and its three volcanoes. Around the lake, called the Espejo del Cielo ("sky mirror" in Spanish), you enter a mystical world, filled with fantasy and tradition. In Panajachel, the largest town on the lake, you will be wrapped up in the unimaginable mysticism of the world’s most beautiful lake and the nightlife that the characterize the area.

At 4,921 feet (1,500 meters) in altitude, Lake Atitlán, the Tolimán volcano, Santiago volcano, and San Pedro volcano create a magical backdrop, one that is worth getting to know in order to enjoy the charm of being, for a moment, in a landscape imagining the most beautiful dreams of Aldous Huxley himself.

Our special interest is serving you; this is reflected in our rooms, our cuisine, our gardens, and above all, our dedication to service.

Rooms

30 rooms with a view of Lake Atitlán. There are decorated with details from the region that reflect Guatemalan culture.

Amenities

  • Breakfast included
  • Event space (conferences / parties)
  • Fans
  • Hot water
  • Internet connection - Wireless access available in all the hotel areas
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Transportation
  • Wheelchair accessible

Other:

  • Telephone is available at the reception desk
  • Traditional Tzutujil Spa
  • Access to the beach and private dock
  • Pool within the lake

Activities

  • Adventure sports
  • Biking
  • Bird watching
  • Canopy exploration
  • Eco / nature / wildlife
  • Educational / research / volunteering
  • Fishing
  • Guided tours
  • Mountain climbing
  • River rafting / kayaking
  • Scuba diving / snorkeling
  • Spiritual / religious
  • Visits to conservation projects
  • Walking / hiking

Other:

  • We offer tour information and contacts with tour operators and local guides; tours of points of interest around Atitlán and to community and artisanal businesses, and visits to geological and mystical history museums of Lake Atitlán are available.
  • We have jet skis and kayaks available for hotel guests to rent.

Making a Difference

Number of employees: 55

Percentage of local employees: 100%

Our hotel makes an effort to ensure the sustainability of the heart of the Mayan world and its people. Our staff takes concrete steps to protect the environment and supports the development of each of our families:

  • We promote natural processes - for example, we have an organic garden with native plants to attract insects and birds.
  • We compost our organic wastes. We collect microorganisms in the field and reproduce them to inoculate the soil.
  • We responsibly produce meat, milk, and honey for our consumption.
  • We have plans for saving energy, reducing water consumption and wastes, among others. We are also remodeling to improve efficiency; for example, we have equipment to conserve water, solar panels to heat our water, and efficient electricity. We also treat waste water.
  • We promote the cultural identity of our partners by incentivizing the use of traditional clothing and the use of their own language.
  • We support community events and groups that develop activities for cultural or environmental promotion.
  • We provide technical assistance on sustainable organic production to our farm product providers.
  • We promote microenterprises for local families and try to include them in diverse development programs.

Rates

$76 – 100

Our rates include breakfast, value-added taxes, and Guatemalan Tourism Institute (INGUAT) taxes.

Rates are negotiable. We have all-inclusive packages that include tours and additional activities and we provide special offerings to guests that come for scientific, cultural, and sustainable tourism.

Getting There

Nearest international airport: Guatemala (GUA)

Nearest local/national airport: Quetzaltenango (AAZ)

Travel time to nearest airport: 1 hour 25 minutes

Transport service is available from the La Aurora Airport in Guatemala City to Panajachel, costing less than US$30. We also have door-to-door service and can coordinate transportation with partnering businesses. We also have agreements with rental car companies that will offer you services and good rates.

The area can be reached year-round in any kind of vehicle via the Interamerican Highway (CA-1), by turning left at Km 127 for La Cuchilla. Pass through the city of Sololá and you will reach Panajachel; we are on Calle Monterrey.

Additional Information

Awards or Recognitions

The hotel have received a certificate for implementing best hotel practices from the Guatemalan Cleaner Production Center.

Additional Web sites

Date This Information Was Provided

March 2013.

Photos courtesy of Hotel y Centro de Convenciones Jardines del Lago, Guatemala, for SustainableTrip.org.

Contact Information

Erika Isabel Ralón de León
Development Manager

Calle Monterrey, zona 2
Panajachel, Sololá
Guatemala

Tel: +502/7762-6114 ; +502/7762-6115
Fax: +502/7762-1126 +502/7762-3707

www.jardinesdellago.com

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Making a Difference

Winner, Making a Difference Award

Winner,
April, 2013

 

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