The promise of endless riches has always lured adventurers to the ruins of the Mayan civilisation, hunting for the fabled lost city of gold, El Dorado. The luxury traveller, already in possesion of great riches, lusts after something else: unique experiences. Casa Palopo provides a combination of Lake Atitlan’s natural beauty and Mayan culture to give stimulation, recreation, and relaxation. It is a ten bedroom villa, built on one of the hills that surround Santa Catarina Palopó village. The gloriously comfortable and stylish rooms each enchant the visitor with the 18th-century explorer’s aesthetic. They make you feel as though you are about to chart new territory into the unknown — a real-life Indiana Jones. This spirit of adventure carries through your entire stay, as Lake Atitlan is one of the last remaining bastions of traditional Mayan culture, so that from the luxurious base of Casa Palopo you can explore the three magnificent volcanoes that encircle the lake and experience the lifestyle of this fascinating civilisation. The remarkable trick Casa Palopo pulls off is that it is able to conjure this feeling of exploration while still providing intensely comfortable surrounds. You can choose from charming and colorful accommodations in the main building, which features seven spacious rooms decorated with contemporary and indigenous artwork, or a more modern stay in the villa located above the main building with a private pool, jacuzzi, living room and kitchen. The restaurant, Palopó 6.8, offers a unique dining experience where friendly and professional local staff will look after you any time of day. Helicopter rides and days out are all arranged by friendly and experienced guides, meaning you can be sure not to miss anything — a perennial problem for the busy traveller.
LAKE AND RIVER