Mystic Sands Hotel

The Laguna Lodge is on the lakeshore of the legendary Lake Atitlan and exclusively nestled in its own nature reserve. Entry into this Mayan world begins by boat. In a privileged setting this luxuriously natural boutique hotel commands sweeping views over azure waters to a trio of dramatic volcanoes. Inspired by nature and created from volcanic stone, adobe and palm the spacious lakeside suites are individually appointed with comfortable hand hewn king beds, fine linens, intricate woven textiles and indigenous antiques.

In the evenings our award winning Zotz restaurant is bathed in golden hues from a large stone fireplace and antique candelabras, a romantic ambience for a fine dining experience. After the days tours and adventures enjoy a dip in the hot river rock spa pool and be pampered with a relaxing body treatment offered at our Hummingbird spa. Relax at the lava bar or lakeside pavilion and watch the surreal sunset turn into a star studded night. The Mayan highlands are rich in culture and the lodge’s indigenous staff look forward to offering you a unique and memorable experience! 

This beautiful and mountainous land begins at the lake front of Laguna Lodge and sprawls behind the lodge to escarpments and high altitude tropical dry forest. Laguna Lodge is the gateway to 100 acres of safe walking on this bio diverse land.

THE CEIBA SUITE

The Ceiba Suite with adobe, stone walls and wood floor is individually decorated with a hand hewn wooden king bed, Adorned with fine linens, intricate woven textiles, artifacts and artwork this suite has spectacular views from the bedroom and balcony.

Among the furnishings are marble topped night tables, carved bedside lamps, stone writing desk and indigenous antiques. The terracotta en-suite features green marble in the shower and vanity with hand painted twin artisan basins. Botanical toiletries, oversized towels and bath robes are provided. Sliding glass doors maximize views joining the room to a small slate patio with lounge chair, ottoman and wicker sofa. Adjoining the patio is a garden with coffee and banana trees. The mini bar offers organic wines, chocolates and nuts. Enjoy complimentary drinking water, fresh floral arrangements and our nightly turndown service.

THE QUETZAL SUITE

The Quetzal suite with adobe walls and wood floor is individually decorated with a hand hewn wooden bed, wrought iron chandelier and a high exposed pole ceiling. Adorned with fine linens, intricate woven textiles, artifacts and artwork this suite has spectacular views from the bedroom, en-suite and balcony. Among the furnishings is a lounge chair with ottoman, marble topped night tables, carved bedside lamps and indigenous antiques. The terracotta en-suite features green marble in the double shower and vanity with hand painted twin artisan basins. Botanical toiletries, oversized towels and bath robes are provided.

Sliding glass doors maximize views and join the room to a large private balcony with slate floor and a palm roof, lounging furniture, stone writing desk and a coffee tree. The mini bar offers organic wines, chocolates and nuts. Enjoy complimentary drinking water, fresh floral arrangements and our nightly turndown service.

THE PATO POC SUITE

The Pato Poc suite with adobe walls and wood floor is individually decorated with two hand hewn wooden double beds, wrought iron wall sconces and an exposed pole ceiling. Adorned with fine linens, intricate woven textiles, artifacts and artwork this suite has spectacular views from the bedroom, en-suite and balcony. Among the furnishings is a lounge chair with ottoman, marble topped night tables, carved bedside lamps and indigenous antiques.

THE JAGUAR SUITE

The Jaguar suite with adobe walls and wood floor is individually decorated with a four poster king bed, large wrought iron chandelier and a high exposed pole ceiling. Adorned with fine linens, intricate woven textiles, artifacts and artwork this suite has spectacular views from the bedroom, en-suite and balcony. Among the furnishings is a lounge chair with ottoman, marble topped night tables, carved bedside lamps and indigenous antiques.

THE KUCUMATZ VILLA

The Kucumatz Villa is 1500 sq/ft  and has an adobe finish with wooden floors  and exposed beam ceilings. Individually decorated its decor includes indigenous antiques, wrought iron and crystal chandeliers, weaving  and artwork. The first level has a king bed and the second level has a king bed and double bed. It has spectacular views of the lake to the volcanoes from both levels.

Two en-suites feature Guatemalan marble and hand painted artisan basins. Botanical toiletries and organic cotton bath robes are provided. The mini bar offers wines, chocolates and nuts. Enjoy complimentary drinking water.

Discover the most beautiful lake in the world with our customized tours and activities.

Adventure
* Boating around the lake and visiting the villages.
* Kayaking/Canoeing along the shores.
* Paragliding from a mountain top.
* Mountain biking from Tecpan to Panajachel.
* Horseback riding through coffee and maize fields.
* Hiking San Pedro volcano 3hrs up – 2hrs down.
* Zip-lining from Panajachel or Santa Lucia.
* High altitude Scuba diving in Santa Cruz.
* Golf at La Reunion near Antigua.

Nature
* Birders will enjoy the abundant bird life and biodiversity of Lake Atitlan.
* Visit Laguna Lodge nature reserve to see the Belted Flycatcher.
* Tarrales nature reserve day trip for spectacular birding to see the Horned Guan.
* Atitlan nature reserve with many hanging bridges and streams.
* Hikes through the volcanic Sierra Madre mountains.
* Guided walks around the lake shore.
* Coffee plantations may be visited to see picking of the coffee fruit to processing and coffee sampling.

History & culture
* Santa Cruz Village – you can visit the oldest church on the lake, and see our local village just 20 minutes walk from the lodge.
* Santiago Atitlan – This is the largest indigenous town, with its 500 year old church, and their unusual patron saint Maximón.
* Archaeological museum Lustre in Panajachel displays ceramic pots and burial urns found below the lakes surface.
* Ancient ruins of Iximche in Tecpan.
* Colonial churches from the 17th Century may be visited in many of the villages.
* Each of the 12 villages around the lake has its own unique dress, traditions and festivals.
* Mayan rituals are performed by shamans.
* La Antigua Guatemala – Day trip to the UNESCO protected colonial city and once a capital of Guatemala.
* Learn Spanish and Kaqchikel.

Arts, crafts & collectibles
* Panajachel has a large range of highland handicrafts including jade jewellery.
* Santiago has a wide range of weavings, paintings, beadwork and carvings.
* Santa Catarina Palopó – Famous weaving on back strap looms and unique painting style.
* San Juan La Laguna – Has a co-op making local handcraft and textiles using traditional techniques and natural vegetable dyes.
* La Galeria, original artwork by well know local artists in Panajachel.
* Chichicastenango – Well known for its colorful handicrafts at its Thursday and Sunday markets.
* Solola market is a working traditional market. Tuesdays and Fridays.
* Central markets in all villages have various crafts

Voluntourism
* Volunteers are welcomed in educational and medical projects.