Villa Santa Catarina
Quiet hotel with a landscaped garden and pool, at a remove from the bustle of Panajachel.
The secluded Villa Santa Catarina is 4km from the tourist resort town of Panajachel, in the small village of Santa Catarina Polopó overlooking the lake. It has been constructed in an attractive colonial style and the setting is very peaceful. While not special in itself, it is a good choice if you long for a quiet retreat with few other tourists.
At the heart of the hotel is a small landscaped garden with a medium-sized swimming pool surrounded by loungers and a well-kept lawn. The grounds are overlooked by an open-air terrace restaurant and bar.
The simple but spacious rooms are set on two floors, with terrace or balcony, and most have views over the lake and volcanoes.
Activities including boating, fishing, windsurfing, waterskiing and tours to other lakeside indigenous villages can be arranged from the hotel, and there are hot springs within walking distance.
Your edit for Latin American inspiration
Our exciting range of articles on Latin America explore everything from iconic destinations and lesser-known cultural gems to delicious traditional recipes. You’ll also find exclusive travel tips, first-hand client reviews and the chance to get your personal questions answered by our travel experts.View Extraordinary Inspiration
Alex Walker - Travel Expert
Lina Fuller - Travel Expert
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert
Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.
Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
Sally Dodge - Travel Expert
A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.
Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert
After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!