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The San Buenaventura Valley  is home to our own coffee grove and forests.  Guests have access to our network of private wooded trails.

Hotel San Buenaventura de Atitlán

the comfort of being at home!

naturally unique!

In the heart of the San Buenaventura valley we have Organic Gardens, uniquely designed, fully furnished and equipped houses and suites for two, four and six guests, and single and double rooms.

The valley of San Buenaventura has seen tremendous transformations from an ancient Mayan village at the end of the 1700s to a sugarcane plantation in the mid-1800s to a coffee plantation in the early 20th Century and then, in 1989 the opening of Hotel San Buenaventura de Atitlán.

With roots in the Valley of San Buenaventura

Hotel San Buenaventura de Atitlán can be a hotel for one or several nights or extended stays in the San Buenaventura valley. It is located on the shores of Lake Atitlán, near the town of Panajachel, in the Guatemalan Highlands.


Atitlán has been judged by noted European travelers, to include Alexander von Humboldt and Aldous Huxley (author of the Brave New World) to be the most beautiful lake in the world. It is formed by a volcanic caldera and is the deepest lake in Central America. The lake is surrounded by picturesque volcanoes and deep escarpments. Its mile-high location provides an eternal spring-like climate. Its population is 95% traditional Mayan with a vibrant, friendly and colorful culture.


The San Buenaventura Valley is home to several resort hotels and a Nature Reserve. Two of the valley's most important features is our coffee grove and forest. The forest is a natural habitat for a large variety of native and migratory birds. Bird watching guests have free access to our network of private wooded trails. The adjacent nature reserve is open to the general public and features signed nature trails, a butterfly sanctuary, hanging bridges that cross picturesque ravines and zip lines that traverses the natural forest canopy.


Our hotel has uniquely designed houses which are fully furnished and equipped to lodge up to six guests comfortably. We also offer suites for two to four, and single and double rooms. While we have fixed daily rates, we have special prices for extended stays and frequently offer seasonal specials.


Our facilities include a bar and restaurant, pool, Mayan sauna or “TUJ”, Jacuzzi and areas to rest and relax at our private sand beach. You can rent a bicycle in town to ride on roads and trails in the old Hacienda San Buenaventura. At the front desk you can rent kayaks kept on the beach. We can also arrange for boat services so you can visit the Mayan towns around the lake.


Other services: We offer a full range of tourist services. We are adjacent to Panajachel, which has banking, shopping, live entertainment and other tourist attractions.


Our ever Spring-like weather is especially attractive to groups in northern climates seeking respite from harsh winters.


Memorable stays

Hotel San Buenaventura offers the comforts of being at home with maid service, along with nearby restaurant, bar, pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, and also outdoor activities at your fingertips.

We also have economical weekly and extended stay rates. To make or confirm reservations, or get information on deposits and payments, contact us via e-mail or call our Reception/Reservation desk 
+(502) 7762-2559.


2 single level houses for 6

2 double rooms
2 full bathrooms
Living room with convertible sofa for 2 and a fireplace.
Dining room and kitchen
Cable TV and telephone
Barbecue grill in garden.


6 split level houses for 6

2 double rooms
2 full bathrooms
Living room with convertible sofa for 2 and a fireplace.
Dining room and kitchen
Cable TV and telephone
Barbecue grill in terrace.

2 split level houses for 6

2 double rooms
2 full bathrooms
Living room with convertible sofa for 2 and a fireplace.
Dining room and kitchen
Cable TV and telephone
Barbecue grill in garden.

Suite for 4

1 double room
1 full bathroom
Living room with convertible sofa for 2 and a fireplace.
Dining room and kitchen
Cable TV and telephone
Barbecue grill in terrace.

Double or Single Room

1 room
1 full bathroom
Cable TV and telephone.


Amenities are often the “tie- breaker” in deciding where you want to stay. Stated simply, we have a lot to offer. Not only does our pool provide an incomparable view of the Lake, but our private sandy beach is peerless along the lakeshore.


Houses (capacity of 6 guests) and suites (capacity of 4) have indoor fireplaces and fully equipped kitchen areas.

We have our own private well and a four-filter purification system. Drinking water comes straight from the tap. Additionally we can provide pure bottled drinking water.

All units have phone service and cable TV with national and international channels. We also have laundry service for our guests.

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Restaurant & Bar

We have our own restaurant and bar on the hotel premises. The restaurant offers a varied menu for adults and children. Our salads are enriched by fresh produce from our organic garden. You are welcome to visit our garden during your stay. The bar serves soft drinks, juices, and a variety of national and international liquors. Room service as well as service to pool, beach and lounging areas is available during restaurant and bar operating hours.

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Pool, Sauna,
and Massages

The heated swimming pool is surrounded by beautiful gardens and has an exquisite view of the lake. It has a child-friendly wade-in area and nearby playground area. The sauna and Jacuzzi also feature beautiful views. They are co-located, somewhat nearer the beachfront, and connected to the pool area by rustic pathways.

We work with the best of local professional masseurs to provide a broad range of massages of 1 to 2 hours in duration. If you wish to have a massage, contact our front desk for information regarding rates.

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Private Beach
and Kayaks

The hotel has a private beach with lounging areas and landscaped gardens. You can enjoy the lake using kayaks that are available for rent at our private beach.

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Free wireless local network access (Wi-Fi) is available in common areas on the Hotel grounds and can be installed in individual rooms for extended stay at a reasonable additional charge.

We offer premium English-Spanish bilingual tours.
We host tailored programs around, seminars and retreats to suit your special interests, away from distractions and in an inspiring, memorable setting. We are in touch with a broad range of human resources in the field of natural health and healing and offer guided tours that explore the Mayan cultures.

Excursions & Tours

The Weavers From A—Z

Cotton plant to thread to garment
The Medicinal Plant growers & processors

General Tour

Hike the Atitlán Rim - Sunday Morning

This is a safe, downhill hike for groups large and small of all ages. One can trek through picturesque vegetable gardens, flower fields, woods and remote hamlets. You can take wonderful photographs of incomparable lake views. Sturdy walking shoes are the only equipment required. Walking sticks & water provided. You will be accompanied by a bilingual guide.

Volcano Tours

We offer various options in scaling Atitlan’s most popular volcano, Volcano San Pedro. If you speak some Spanish, options range from putting you in contact with local guides at San Pedro, to arranging for you to be guided to the top with the support of an English-Spanish bilingual guide who is versed in the Lake’s natural history, and its cultural role in the daily life of the Mayan people.

Airlines with Flights to Guatemala

La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City (airport code GUA), is *** km (*** miles) away and the trip to Panajachel takes about 3 to 4 hours, depending on traffic.

Several North American airlines offer nonstop and direct flights from airports in the USA to Guatemala. Nonstop flights are also available from Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama. Currently there is only one nonstop flight from Europe (Madrid) and none from Asia.

For guests from countries where there are no direct flights, it is usually convenient to travel via the USA. Other options that may work, is to fly through Madrid, Mexico City, Cancun, San Salvador or Panama City.

The airport in Guatemala City is fairly small by international standards, but flights arrive throughout the day, from early in the morning to late at night. Whenever you arrive, we can arrange to pick you up and take you directly to Panajachel.

The following airlines offer nonstop or direct flights to

La Aurora International Airport (GUA) in Guatemala City.

American Airlines

Several daily nonstop flights from Miami (MIA) and one daily nonstop flight from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to Guatemala City

Copa Airlines

Several daily flights from Panama and other cities in Central and South America to Guatemala City

Delta Air Lines

One daily nonstop flight from Atlanta (ATL) and one daily nonstop flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Guatemala City


One daily nonstop flight from Madrid, Spain, to Guatemala City


One daily nonstop flight from Mexico City to Guatemala City

Spirit Airlines

One daily nonstop flight from Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) to Guatemala City


Daily nonstop flights from Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, and Washington DC to Guatemala City; daily flights from Boston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, New Orleans, New York, San Francisco and Toronto to Guatemala City with a stopover in San Salvador; also flights from Mexico City and Cancun, Mexico, and various locations in Latin America

Tropic Air

Two daily nonstop flights from Belize City (BZE) to Flores/Santa Elena (FRS). One flight continues to Guatemala City.

United Airlines

Several daily nonstop flights from Houston (IAH) to Guatemala City; one nonstop flight on Saturdays only from Newark, NJ (EWR)

The following airlines don't fly to Guatemala City, but they can take you to a major hub where

flights to Guatemala City are easily available.

Air Canada

Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver via Los Angeles; from Toronto and Calgary via Houston; from Toronto via Miami or Atlanta; and from Toronto and Montreal via Mexico City.

Austrian Airlines

Vienna via Madrid, New York or Washington, DC.

British Airways

London via Madrid, Miami, Atlanta, Houston or Mexico City.

JAL Japan Airlines

Tokyo via Los Angeles, Dallas/Fort Worth or Mexico City.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Amsterdam via Madrid, Miami, Atlanta, Houston or Mexico City.

Korean Air

Seoul/Incheon via Los Angeles or Dallas/Fort Worth.


Frankfurt/Main via Madrid, Miami, Atlanta, Houston or Mexico City.


Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane via Los Angeles.

Swiss International Air Lines (formerly Swissair)

Zurich via Madrid, New York, Miami or Los Angeles.

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lodgings - Plaza de La Cruz

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Restaurant  and  Bar

Pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi and Massages

Private Beach and Kayaks



Romantic Getaway!


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