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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 24 December 2014

We found La Iguana Perdida online after deciding that we wanted to get married at Lake Atitlan. We sent an email asking if a wedding could happen and received a resounding YES as a response. Not only could a wedding happen, we were steered toward a beautiful garden where the ceremony could take place (Jeanne's house), hooked up with a...

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Laiguana, Manager at La Iguana Perdida Hotel, responded to this review

Amy Lynn and Daryl!! Wedding of the year! What a great couple you are, if there were such a thing as guestadvisor you would get 5 stars!!

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 10 December 2014 via mobile

Considered spending a single night at Lake Atitlan, ended up staying a week. This place is great - the social aspect, the food, the staff, all surpassed any expectations. The location is lakefront and tranquil, with day hikes to nearby towns easy and scenic. I stayed in the open-air dorms and never regretted it. There are insects, but you're in...

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Laiguana, Manager at La Iguana Perdida Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and thank you for saying the thing about the bugs! Worded brilliantly, and exactly how we think also!

Reviewed 8 December 2014 via mobile

This is a great hostel located in undoubtely the most beautiful location on lake atitlan. The rooms are basic, but clean & rustic, the views amazing, the people friendly...it has so much going for it! Only negatives are ....the food in the restaurant (which is one of the only places to dine here) is expensive...compared to the accommodation...so the stay...

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Laiguana, Manager at La Iguana Perdida Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, both the positives and the negatives. I am surprised that you could hear music from the restaurant all the way from your room, perhaps it was from the tuk tuks across the road.........we will have to check it out and see, so thanks for bringing that to our attention. The food is cheaper here than...

Reviewed 6 November 2014

The hostel has a very nice location,exactly on the lake,you can only reach it by boat so after the sunset you are kind of stuck there. The place is very nice,well furnished in the common areas. The staff is made of young americans who want to party and have fun so the atmosphere is little bit crazy,expecially on saturday night...

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Bentonville, Arkansas
Reviewed 20 October 2014 via mobile

Positives Buy two nights, get one free. Right on the lake, beautiful views, nice lounge and porch, cute rooms, free drinking water, warm showers, friendly staff Negatives : no kitchen for client use, no free coffee ( although did have coffee refills) no wifi , a bit of a party hostel , no outlets in cabins, lots of mosquitos ,...

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Laiguana, Manager at La Iguana Perdida Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, we always appreciate constructive criticism and try to use it to improve in any way we can. There are a few things that are out of our control however, such as the wild life that comes with being in the tropics. Most of the spiders you will have seen...

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Stayed here three nights (two would have been plenty, but every third night is free)! The family dinners are delicious and a great way to interact with the other guests and volunteer staff. Several nights of the week have activities after dinner, and I would highly encourage a stayover on a Wednesday if you can swing it. Wednesday is open...

1Thank Dana J
Wikenburg, Arizona
Reviewed 20 September 2014

I stayed 3 days at this hotel that can only be described as sheer perfection...it's directly on the lake, SUPER budget friendly (from dorm rooms to private rooms), outrageously delicious food, diving lessons, and right at the Hub for shopping on the lake for one day excursions. This fantastic place is on my 'must stay' list for Guatemala...

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Laiguana, Manager at La Iguana Perdida Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive review. We are very happy that you enjoyed the rustic castillo dorm. Bed 8 is great!

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2014

If you are looking for a hostel on the water with a great view and relaxed atmosphere then this is your spot. I stayed 2 nights to do some diving but could of stayed longer (3rd night is free!). Dorms are basic but then so is the price...mine didn't have a power point but the reception is managed by helpful...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 15 September 2014

I stayed in Santa Cruz area for a week and my rental place was a few minutes walk from La Iguana. I used to come for dinner every night at La Iguana. The dinners were great and it was also a nice experience to hangout with other travelers/backpackers/etc. They have bbq on Sat nights with fancy dress which was fun....

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Laiguana, Manager at La Iguana Perdida Hotel, responded to this review

We are always happy to hear from people who didn't even stay here say they loved the place! I will let the kitchen girls know that you liked their cooking.

Panajachel, Guatemala
Reviewed 13 September 2014

I stayed two times at La Iguana Perdida. I read the great stories here at TripAdvisor and decided I had to visit this place, and it was totally worth it! It feels a bit like you are in paradise / the jungle, far away from the hectic place of Panajachel. The staff is very friendly, helpful and fun, the rooms...

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Laiguana, Manager at La Iguana Perdida Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a good review for us. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you also for making us aware that the bathrooms needed to be looked at. We have repainted them and had a meeting with the cleaning girls to try and improve the cleanliness!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
On the idyllic north shore of Lake Atitlán, Santa Cruz has long been a favorite destination for international tourists, back-packers and locals who want to get away from it all.And for more than fifteen years, La Iguana Perdida has been one of the main reasons for the popularity of this unique oasis, thanks to owners Deedle and Dave. The choice of lodging runs the gamut, from big dormitories, to luxury rooms with a private bath, balcony and lake views, to a rustic cabin. Seven bathrooms are scattered around the spacious property, all with hot water. The climate is perfect for lounging in a hammock or comfortable chair all day. La Iguana Perdida is one of the best places to enjoy the beauty and serenity that Lake Atitlan has to offer.A Yoga session on the deck is a good way to start the day. Next you can go kayaking, or follow shaded trails and paths with picnic spots for along the way. After a day of hiking or kayaking, treat yourself to a wood-fired sauna or a massage. Water Sports, ScubaATI Divers, based at Iguana and with an office in Panajachel, has many options for scuba diving and snorkeling. ATI Divers operates a number of PADI scuba diving courses include certification in high altitude diving as well as other courses for professionals. Lake Atilán is one of the few places on the planet where you can swim amongst huge underwater volcanic formations and petrified trees, and actually feel hot volcanic mud on the lake bottom. Fish, crabs and other marine life add to the color. World Famous BBQ The restaurant offers inexpensive breakfast and lunch. Dinner is a delicious three-course meal with an option for vegetarians. Meat-eaters: don’t miss Saturday night’s all-you-can-eat barbecue, topped off with chocolate brownies. Theme parties, poker games, and other entertainment round out the La Iguana Perdida experience in Santa Cruz, one of Guatemala’s top vacation destinations. ... more   less 

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Address: On the Waterfront, Santa Cruz La Laguna 07014, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > Santa Cruz La Laguna
Price Range: $16 - $57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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