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Reserva Natural Atitlan

#4 of 32 things to do in Panajachel Features Animals
| Antigua Finca San Buenaventura, Panajachel, Guatemala
+502 7762 2565
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A Morning Well Spent

As a short-term mission team from the US, we chose to spend our "rest day" on the Zip Lines at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Damon G
via mobile
Best way to spend the day in Panajachel

I love this reserve. It is just a short distance from downtown Panajachel and worth every step to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Thirty-five species of Guatemala's colorful butterflies are everywhere at this lovely sancuary, where exhibits for children trace the butterfly's life cycle.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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| Antigua Finca San Buenaventura, Panajachel, Guatemala
+502 7762 2565
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a short-term mission team from the US, we chose to spend our "rest day" on the Zip Lines at Reserva Natural Atitlan. It was a fantastic experience, even in the rain! The staff was friendly, helpful, and encouraging. I highly recommend Reserva Natural Atitlan!

Thank Damon G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this reserve. It is just a short distance from downtown Panajachel and worth every step to get there, if you decide to walk there as I did. The entrance is a little expensive, however well worth it to preserve the nature of this...More

Thank auroraedserv
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This was a very fun thing to do on an afternoon in Pana. We had 4 kids and 3 adults on our trip. My 5 year old was able to participate by riding tandem with a guide. Highly recommend this for a fun adventure with...More

Thank dwmorone
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

The reserve is nice but not spectacular. 1hour to walk around for 70q per person is too much. Its a nice walk and well maintained

Thank Tomasdm
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We did the ziplining tour, the views are incredible! I think the best time to do the tour will be during June-August when it is raining season and the everything is green!

Thank nancycatalan
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I have been coming to this place for the past 5 years and have always loved the experience of flying through the trees! This is good for adults and children with the youngest being 6 years old. Great experience!

Thank Colin K
Reviewed 19 December 2016

The butterfly reserve was really beautiful. People have commented that it's good for kids, but it's also good for the elderly. It's peaceful and relaxing and you can just sit and watch. They also have an educational part at the end where they show you...More

1  Thank ChapinaCiudadVieja
Reviewed 20 November 2016

I love the hanging bridges, the tall waterfall, the shade coffee, the history of the place, the beautiful butterflies, and the area of kids to play. The trails are not very long, but they lead you through exquisite places. Overall it's a lovely place to...More

1  Thank Lindsay B
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is a great place to bring children to see all the stages of a butterfly's life, from caterpillar to butterfly. They raise about 5 different kinds of butterflies, so there's not a lot of variety. 70Q to enter. We rode a tuk tuk because...More

1  Thank Helen711
Reviewed 26 August 2016

The butterfly sanctuary is a part of the larger Atlitlan Nature Reserve and was a very fun experience for my daughters who were 3 and 4 at the time we visited. The reserve overall is a lot of fun and very educations as well.

Thank cpowell623
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Roberta S
Where is it?
26 January 2017|
Response from Helen711 | Reviewed this property |
Just outside Panajachel in Guatemala. We took a tuk tuk to get there, but walked back. It took about an hour. There is a butterfly "garden" there, and you can go zip lining, which we did. It's a lot of fun! If you hire a cab... More