La Lancha

Set in the rainforest high above the shores of Lago Petén Itzá is La Lancha, a quaint, 10-room lodge decorated with furniture, fabrics, and carvings from Guatemala personally selected by the Coppola family. Nearby is Tikal, the epicenter of Maya spirituality. Buried deep within the rainforest, the ruins include more than 3,000 structures where moss clings to the steps of ancient temples and plazas. With its beautiful lakeshore setting, relaxed ambiance, and close proximity to the lost world of Maya, La Lancha is an ideal destination to both enjoy a languid pace and explore the many adventures of the Petén region.

La Lancha's open-air restaurant in Guatemala is situated under the Main Lodge’s thatch roof, with spectacular views of the forest canopy and Lago Petén Itzá. Indulge in delectable Guatemalan dining and unwind with a cocktail at one of the newest rooftop bars in Guatemala, located just above the restaurant. La Lancha’s pool is also a wonderful place to cool off after a trek to the Maya ruins of Tikal. Located just below the Main Lodge, the pool sits above the Guatemala luxury hideaway casitas offering spectacular views over the lake.

The charming main lodge’s patio features a small library decorated with native art furnishings and is a popular place for guests to access the complimentary Wi-Fi or relax with a book in a plush armchair.

Rainforest Casitas

Nestled in the forest with a partial view of Lago Petén Itzá, these Casitas feature a queen-size bed and a comfortable private bathroom. The furniture is sourced from Guatemalan producers and our Guatemala luxury hideaway décor features many locally made arts and crafts. Outside, enjoy a covered deck with hammocks and chairs ideal for an afternoon nap. Book La Lancha today for the ultimate Guatemala vacation.

Lakeview Suites

Each Lakeview suite at this Boutique hotel in Guatemala has a stunning view over Lago Petén Itzá. The suite is a private dwelling that offers a master bedroom with king-size bed and full bathroom,  a separate generous size living room with sleeper sofa and wet bar, a second half bathroom and an expansive covered deck with hammock and chairs. Visits from the friendly howler monkeys right up to the edge of the decks leave no question of the natural surroundings.

Rainforest Junior Suite

Cross a ravine to our newly built Rainforest Junior Suites, which sit high above lush vegetation overlooking Lake Petén Itza. The suite is ideal for couples looking for a peaceful getaway. Private and intimate, each has a king-size bed, a main living area with a sleeper sofa, full bathroom with shower and dual shower heads, and a wooden deck set up with chairs and hammocks to take in the balmy evenings. Hand-picked artifacts, furniture and décor from around the area lend to the exotic feel of the accommodation. Maximum occupancy of two adults and two children.

All dwellings at La Lancha feature:


Safe deposit box

Refrigerator stocked with water, wine, soft drinks, and Gallo beer

Illy espresso maker

Wireless Internet access

Shellphone for communicating with reception

Air conditioning

Writing table & chair

Hammock on the deck

Umbrellas (2)

Hair dryer

Organic, locally sourced, handmade toiletries

In-room dining

Across the lake, the ancient island capital of the Itzá tribe, Tayasal, now lies under the cobbled streets and colonial buildings of modern day Flores. La Lancha’s ideal location makes it easy to explore the wonders of the ancient Maya. The spectacular monuments of Tikal, Uxactun, Yaxhá, Topoxte, Nakum, Dos Pilas, Aguateca, and Seibal can all be visited by day tour and helicopter access. The summer months opens up other mighty Maya sites such as El Mirador, Dos Pilas, El Perú and Cancuén.

The neighboring forest lends itself to a wide range of Guatemala activities and adventure options as well, whether it be an aerial walkway, zip line, horseback riding, or jungle trail, while Lago Petén Itzá can be enjoyed by canoe, kayak, or boat.


Mayan Charm
Tikal Treat - 3rd night free!
* Valid for travel Apr 21-Nov 15, 2024. Book by Feb 29, 2024. Plus $50 resort credit.