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Santa Cruz La LagunaGuatemala

This traditional Mayan village on Lake Atitlán offers scenic beauty, scuba diving trips and insight into the indigenous way of life.

Take a boat to the small, remote Mayan village of Santa Cruz La Laguna. Walk its traffic-free streets, explore tropical gardens and experience an underwater adventure beneath Lake Atitlán.

Santa Cruz La Laguna has two parts, a waterfront area of hotels and the traditional village situated in the mountains. The only way to access the area is by boat.

Upon arrival, walk up the steep road to the Mayan village that sits high above the lake. Santa Cruz La Laguna may lack such features as cathedrals or museums that distinguish other places, but you will be fascinated by a village that has changed little over the centuries. Stroll along cobblestone streets that take you past adobe houses with corrugated tin roofs. Greet the locals, many of whom will be dressed in traditional costume.

Extend your walking tour by taking the trails through the surrounding countryside or by the lake. Alternatively, go on a steep hike to the village of Chiutzancháj.

Scuba divers have a chance to explore the lake’s underwater world when they visit the dive school at the La Iguana Perdida hotel. There are courses and dive sites suitable for all ability levels, from beginners to experienced divers. Dive among volcanic rock formations and see aquatic life near the active fault line that leaks hot water into the lake. For a few hours’ worth of fun above the surface, rent a kayak and paddle across the lake.

If you are looking for a way to unwind, go to the Los Elementos Day Spa for massage treatments, beauty therapies and yoga sessions on the beach.

The taxi boat that services Santa Cruz La Lugana runs throughout the day from Panajachel and San Pedro. Stay in hotels, villas, beach houses or apartments. Be prepared to extend your stay, because the stunning scenery, tranquil surroundings and simple way of life are irresistible draws.

Top Hotels in Santa Cruz La Laguna

Hotel y Cafe La Casa del Mundo
Hotel y Cafe La Casa del Mundo
2.5 out of 5
El Jaibalito, Santa Cruz La Laguna, Solola
The price is NT$1,150 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

This Santa Cruz La Laguna hotel is on the beach, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Multiple Use Area Lake Atitlan Basin, and within 12 mi (20 km) of San Jorge Lookout and ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (48 reviews)

"We had such a great time at Casa del Mundo. the rooms were perfect, the bathrooms were clean and the staff was accommodating and friendly. we had everything at our disposal.. we had so much fun renting paddle boards and they organized a guided hike to Indian nose for us. It's a stunning hotel. please ..."…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/8

Hotel y Cafe La Casa del Mundo
Hotel Arca de Noe
Hotel Arca de Noe
3 out of 5
Lago de Atitlán, Close to docking area, Santa Cruz La Laguna, Sololá
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$560 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20

Situated in Santa Cruz La Laguna, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Multiple Use Area Lake Atitlan Basin and within 12 mi (20 km) of San Jorge Lookout and Azul ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)

"Great service, very nice people, excellent views of the lake."…"

Reviewed on 2020/1/4

Hotel Arca de Noe
La Iguana Perdida - Hostel
La Iguana Perdida - Hostel
2 out of 5
Santa Cruz La Laguna, Sololá, Santa Cruz La Laguna
The price is NT$504 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19

Situated on the waterfront, this hostel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Multiple Use Area Lake Atitlan Basin and within 12 mi (20 km) of San Jorge Lookout and Azul Maya ...

4.3/5Excellent! (29 reviews)

"We loved it except the electricity was out for 24 hours and there was no hot water for the shower our entire 2 night stay."…"

Reviewed on 2020/3/9

La Iguana Perdida - Hostel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Santa Cruz La Laguna

El Suspiro
El Suspiro
4 out of 5
Santa Cruz la Laguna, Santa Cruz La Laguna

Situated in Santa Cruz La Laguna, this vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Multiple Use Area Lake Atitlan Basin and within 12 mi (20 km) of San Jorge Lookout ...

El Suspiro
Casa Wenche
Casa Wenche
3 out of 5
Santa Cruz la Laguna, Santa Cruz La Laguna

Situated in Santa Cruz La Laguna, this vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Multiple Use Area Lake Atitlan Basin and within 12 mi (20 km) of San Jorge Lookout ...

Casa Wenche
Casa Valdres
Casa Valdres
3.5 out of 5
Santa Cruz La Laguna, Santa Cruz La Laguna, Solola

Situated in Santa Cruz La Laguna, this vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Multiple Use Area Lake Atitlan Basin and within 12 mi (20 km) of San Jorge Lookout ...

Casa Valdres
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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