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Villa Santa Catarina

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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.

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What our clients say

  • Nice hotel right on lake. convenient to arrange own boat trips across the lake.

    MT, Leighton buzzard
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Our Expert's Opinion

The village is about 4km from Panajachel on a good paved road that skirts the lake. Panajachel is the largest settlement on the lake and is where you will find ATMs, places to eat, shops, bars, etc. It is also where most of the scheduled ferries to other villages run from.

Chris
Chris Rendell-Dunn Travel Expert Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

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