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On the Waterfront, Santa Cruz La Laguna 07014 Guatemala See on map
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Private Balcony
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2 Star accommodation
4 Nov.5 Nov.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great few days at Las Iguanas. Was a nice change after spending days in San Pedro! Awesome views and good food, particularly enjoyed the group dinners on every night. Would definitely recommend to friends.

Thank joeydoyle99
Response from Deedle R, Manager at La Iguana Perdida HotelResponded 1 week ago

Muchas gracias! We enjoyed having you stay with us and hope to see you back here again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here 7 weeks ago for a short while and had a great time that it made me return! The staff are lovely and helpful and the food and drinks is very readable priced. 100% recommend staying here! Thanks la iguana!

Thank Kit C
Response from Deedle R, Manager at La Iguana Perdida HotelResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the awesome review and it was great to see you again with your friends! Happy travels and see you next time you're back at the lake!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Come to la iguana!! They have great staff, great rooms, and an amazing menu. Be sure to eat the veggie breakfast, and explore the hikes around the area. The family dinners are super delicious and the Saturday night cross dressing parties are legit. It’s super...More

Thank Emilie M M
Response from Deedle R, Manager at La Iguana Perdida HotelResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for such an awesome review! So glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and wan't wait to have you back next time you're at the lake! Happy travels!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a great stay at iguana perdida. The staff is super friendly and organized a great cooking workshop for us. The food is tasty and the atmosphere is super friendly. Dorms are basic but have everything you need. I would definetly recommand a stay...More

Thank Birgit v
Response from Deedle R, Manager at La Iguana Perdida HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for your review and please come back to visit anytime!

Reviewed 31 August 2018

I arrived without a reservation and the staff was very easy going and super friendly. I stayed in the "tree house" rooms, which was an awesome experience, because it felt like sleeping in the jungle. Everything was super comfortable and you will get a good...More

Thank josefschreiner
Response from Deedle R, Manager at La Iguana Perdida HotelResponded 5 September 2018

Thanks so much for the awesome review! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and sleeping in Castillo Dorm! Happy travels and we hope to see you here again when your travels bring you back to the lake!

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On the idyllic and less-visited north shore of Lake Atitlan, Santa Cruz is an indigenous Kaqchikel village with around two thousand local inhabitants. This quiet village has long been a favorite destination for those More in the know who want to get away from it all, and La Iguana Perdida is proud to have been active in the community here since we opened the doors in 1996. We’ve been an “eco-hotel” since before the term became popular, converted to solar in the last few years, and we’ve always been active in the environmental movement on Atitlan. The choice of lodging at the Iguana runs the gamut, from the original wood construction consisting of spacious dormitories, private rooms with shared bath and a rustic cabana, to the more modern side of the hotel with luxury rooms with private bath, balcony and lake views. Shared bathroom facilities are scattered around the spacious property tucked behind the bouganvillas and banana trees. Our restaurant serves delicious breakfasts and lunches from 8am until 3pm daily and family-style feasts every night at 7pm often followed by activities like open-mic and trivia. All meals are prepared by the lovely local Mayan staff, and vegetarian, gluten free and other dietary restrictions are always available upon request. The climate (warm in the sun and cool in the shade) is perfect for whatever level of activity you’re seeking, even if it’s lounging in a hammock with a good book all day. Located right on the waterfront, La Iguana Perdida is one of the best places to enjoy the beauty and serenity that Lake Atitlan has to offer. Start the day with a yoga class on the patio overlooking the lake with the volcanos framed in the distance then go for a kayak or follow shaded trails and paths along the shoreline for a dip in the magical waters of Atitlan. After a day of hiking or kayaking, fire up our traditional Mayan sauna or treat yourself to a massage with one of our experienced practitioners. There’s no reason to be bored even on a rainy day with our pool table, dartboard, book exchange and TV room at your disposal, and if you’d like to immerse yourself more in the local community we can organise backstrap weaving classes in a local home or one-on-one Spanish classes. We have a computer room available free of charge if you need to get online, but we don’t offer Wi-Fi (WHAT!?) as we like to keep the vibe more about great conversations, board games, acoustic guitars and sunsets rather than posting selfies and status updates. If water sports is your bag, we are home to ATI Divers, the only scuba operation on Lake Atitlan since 1996. Enjoy a fun dive or take the four-day PADI Open Water Course and become a certified diver. Atitlan is a collapsed volcanic caldera with massive volcanic rock formations, fish, crabs and even volcanic hot-spots you can plunge your hands into. One of the few spots in the world where you can get the high-altitude specialty certification without freezing! We’re open to travellers of all ages, and with over twenty years in business we hope we can find a way to make your visit to Lake Atilan a memorable one. Less
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Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Certificate of Excellence
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Certificate of Excellence
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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USD 10 - USD 23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
La Iguana Perdida Hotel Guatemala/Santa Cruz La Laguna, Lake Atitlan
Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > Santa Cruz La Laguna
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Drew B
4 October 2016|
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Response from Deedle R | Property representative |
Hi Drew, Apologies for delay in getting back to you regarding your question which is obviously a little late. However, for future guests - yes we have a 50'' tv with Cable for all live sports games and important broadcasts.
Betsy V
16 July 2015|
Response from Deedle R | Property representative |
Hi Betsy! Yes indeed we do! We have the only dive school on the lake called ATI Divers. We offer a variety of courses or if you just want a fun dive or two you can do that as well. Our prices for this season are as... More
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"Awesome view"
30 Aug. 2018
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"3 bed private if you can afford it!"
6 Feb. 2018
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"Email (don't call) in advance to make sure there's space!"
31 Jan. 2018
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"Room Atitlan or the one beside it"
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