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Hotel San Buenaventura de Atitlan



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Excursions & Tours

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.

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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 143 km (90 miles) away and the trip to Hotel San Buenaventura de Atitlán, takes about 3½ 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 bring you directly to our hotel.

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
Daily flights nonstop flights from Los Angeles and Bogota.

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.

Hotel San Buenaventura de Atitlan

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... 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.

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