Villa Santa Catarina, Lake Atitlan
Villa Santa Catarina
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Our rating: Premium | Property style: Hotel
Set upon the shores of Lake Atitlan, Villa Santa Catarina boasts a stunning location, leafy garden and modern amenities. The bursts of colour and beautiful textiles used throughout the thirty-eight rooms reflect the nearby village, famous for its traditional costumes. The stylish rooms offer views of the pool, Lake Atitlan or the surrounding mountains. There is a restaurant and bar on site, but with Panajacel town only a ten-minute drive away, there are also other dining options available nearby.
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