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Address: Tzantizotz | Laguna Lodge, Santa Cruz La Laguna 07014, Guatemala
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+502 7823 2529
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Situated in the area of Tzantizotz which in local Kaqchikel means Point of...

Situated in the area of Tzantizotz which in local Kaqchikel means Point of Bats, this mountainous area begins at the lake front and reaches high altitude tropical dry forest. Well maintained paths for every fitness level traverse old Mayan trails. Palm thatched resting pavilions offer panoramic views of the entire lake.

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Swinging Bridges

The walk through the Nature Preserve was pleasant, although mostly uphill. We were able to see some monkeys and walk over several swinging bridges. The Butterfly Area was... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2017
Betty Anne K
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Maryville, Tennessee

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

There was a recent fire on the land so everything was burned and charred. The view from the top however was amazing.

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Thank Marla T
Maryville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

The walk through the Nature Preserve was pleasant, although mostly uphill. We were able to see some monkeys and walk over several swinging bridges. The Butterfly Area was beautiful.

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Thank Betty Anne K
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

I would highly recommend visiting the Nature Reserve at Laguna Lodge. It is a great hike to start or end your day, safe, well marked trails and comes with a lovely map that helps guide you along the way. I was able to hike at the Nature Reserve daily and rested in the Palapas (hammocks) daily, too. The hike is... More 

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Saint Jeannet, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Behind Laguna Lodge is a small nature reserve, on the very steep slopes of the lake, with a winding path up the hill that leads you to a belvedere, a small thatched hut with two hammocks and a superb view of the lake. For the adventurous, a second path climbs up the very steep caldera to the upper reaches of... More 

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Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

It's not a trampoline like you might think. Its just a platform to jump from. We did the entire loop hike. They views weren't that impressive. But it was a nice nature loop to get a little hour exercise in and a nice swim. I think it costs like $3 a person.

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Thank KandDinLB
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2015

Steep climb but worth it. Great views of the Lake. Take water and sunscreen. If you are a birder, be sure to start by 6:00AM.

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Thank Aika P
Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed 26 April 2015

We got the chance to see coatis, and they can be so elusive, it was an amazing sight ! The walk around the valley is really pleasant, and the private beach is very nice, don't forget your swimsuit. We hadn't taken ours and were disappointed not to know about it beforehand.

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Half Moon Bay, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Good, safe place to stow the luggage and stretch the legs. We didn't see much wildlife other than a couple monkeys. The trails weren't terribly well marked. We didn't zipline. Hot and dry, though there's a small restaurant on site (as well as accommodations). The part we enjoyed the most was the butterfly area. We have been to a few... More 

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Antigua, Guatemala
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Reviewed 17 February 2015

This is a beautiful hotel and certainly the walk is exceptional. The hotel is not a big fan of children, so that was a bit of a concern for us when trying to have a cup of tea after the fact. The walk was nice, but it isn't any nicer than the hikes around the lake. http://www.racolife.com/laguna-lodge-nature-reserve/

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Amherst, New York
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Reviewed 13 February 2015

Beyond fun! Didn't think I wanted this on my bucket list, but I was wrong! Had a great adventure and recommend it to anyone wanting a little excitement!

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