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$101 – $150
Beautiful Lake Atitlán is located in the picturesque department of Sololá, 91 miles (147 km) from Guatemala City. Porta Hotel Del Lago is in the municipality of Panajachel, perfectly framed by the three majestic volcanoes of Atitlán, Tolimán, and San Pedro, along with the pretty towns around the lake that can be reached by boat or land.
Panajachel is the center of one of the country’s four best tourist attractions. Its importance lies in the magnificent landscape consisting of Lake Atitlán and the three volcanoes, where sunrises and sunsets offer globally incomparable natural scenery.
Life here is very picturesque and active. The streets house hundreds of small businesses where artisans, weavers, and merchants offer their numerous products. Its docks are a meeting point for commercial and tourist boat transport, serving the villages along the lakeshore.
Panajachel has a public beach with recreational areas and many restaurants, hotels, and attractions such as the "San Buenaventura" butterfly garden, whose trail takes visitors into nature to see an impressive waterfall and the colonial church of San Francisco de Asís with its belfry.
100 rooms consisting of 10 suites, 36 deluxe rooms, and 54 standard rooms.
* These services require reservations in advance and have an additional cost.
Number of employees: 110
Percentage of local employees: 90%
Porta Hotel Del Lago is doing important work in environmental, socio-cultural, and entrepreneurial areas. In October 2010, we obtained the certification in sustainable tourism from the Great Green Deal program at the Gold level because our hotel:
$101 – $150
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Nearest international airport: Guatemala (GUA)
Travel time to nearest airport: 3 hours
Distance by land to the nearest airport: 91 miles (147 km).
Access to Panajachel is by land as there is no commercial airport nearby.
From the international airport in Guatemala City, take private transport (direct) to Panajachel. All drivers use the Panamerican Highway, which is paved and in excellent condition.
If you travel by car, take the route to Sololá on the Panamerican Highway. Head toward Sololá (8 km/5 miles) to reach Panajachel (6.5 km/4 miles).
Porta Hotel Del Lago’s dedication, effort, responsibility, and commitment to sustainable tourism led to its receiving the 2011 "Tourism Without Borders" Central American Prize for Excellence at the Gold level. The prize was awarded at the inaugural ceremony of the Central American Travel Market (CATM) 2011, in Panama. Some images of the award ceremony are available in this file.
2 avenida 06-17, Zona 2
Fax: +502/7762-1562 +502/2361-9667
GREAT Green Deal
Sustainability level: Gold
Date: October, 2010
Rainforest Alliance Verified™