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La Iguana Perdida Hotel

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Loved my stay here, awesome location where you are right on the lake! Beautiful view and amazing family styled buffet dinner! The food in general was amazing would even just come back for the Saturday BBQ! Would definitely recommend this place if you want an awesome experience of the lake!

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

One of the best hostels I have ever stayed in! Amazing food, company and staff! The Saturday night BBQ is delicious! It is a great place to relax, hang out and meet new people! I would 100% recommend this place to any traveller!

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel itself is magical and the people working there are amazing. They make you feel like you are part of a family. The family style dinners are delicious. Open mic night is always a great time. Sleeping in the dorm with only 2 walls was an experience in itself. I got to listen to the forest at night and...

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Ciudad Vieja, Guatemala
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm traveling many times of the year, because la iguana perdida it's very nice veiws, the meals are very delicious, this valley is nice, if you travel alone don't worry here you find many people and you never stay bored.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Iguana Perdida is a hostel / luxury resort, at least luxury for a hostel. Although can spend $8 a night for bunk room bed, $20 buys a single room with view of volcanoes. Another $10 provides as much food and drink as needed, at least for this one. Staff are delightful, a bit like like having a cruise with social...

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London
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a lot here to show the business is actively involved in local projects and helps get the tourists involved too. As a hostel it has a range of rooms and prices to accomodate everyone. The family style dinner brings people together. There is a costume room and a dress up party every Saturday which you can get involved...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After recommendations we wanted to stay in this hotel for two night, but unfortunately they only had 1 night available for 130Q for a double private. We could not check in on arrival, so we stored our bags and explored the cute, vertical city. Our room was really basic, just a bed and a small cupboard. Even tough we were...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best hostel vibes I have experienced. I stayed for a whole week to chill out and read, and I am so glad I ended up there. Go there for: - Their daily communal dinner - Their relieving decidion of no wifi - Their social activities in the evenings - Their wonderful staff 5/5

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place was great. The group dinners every night are excellent and the view is AMAZING. This hostel doesn't have wifi but you can use the computers for free. We had a power outage for a few hours on our first night but I guess it was part of the charm. The rooms are not really well isolated which meant...

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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Overall, this place was great - good group dinners every night, hammocks, drinks, view, etc. My only gripe is that they didn't exactly advertise that there wasn't Wifi. They have computers you can use, but this is more of an old school hippy spot than the other hostel in Santa Cruz. I need to be able to hook up my...

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Laiguana, General Manager at La Iguana Perdida Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and suggestions. We love to receive feedback on how to make our lovely hostel better. We do, however, make it very clear to incoming guests that we do not provide wifi on site but have a free internet cafe to use. This is abundantly explained on our website, in our confirmation emails, and posted on...

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On the idyllic and less-visited north shore of Lake Atitlan, Santa Cruz is an indigenous Kaqchikel village with around two thousand local inhabitants. This quiet village has long been a favorite destination for those in the know who want to get away from it all, and La Iguana Perdida is proud to have been active in the community here since we opened the doors in 1996. We’ve been an “eco-hotel” since before the term became popular, converted to solar in the last few years, and we’ve always been active in the environmental movement on Atitlan. The choice of lodging at the Iguana runs the gamut, from the original wood construction consisting of spacious dormitories, private rooms with shared bath and a rustic cabana, to the more modern side of the hotel with luxury rooms with private bath, balcony and lake views. Shared bathroom facilities are scattered around the spacious property tucked behind the bouganvillas and banana trees. Our restaurant serves delicious breakfasts and lunches from 8am until 3pm daily and family-style feasts every night at 7pm often followed by activities like open-mic and trivia. All meals are prepared by the lovely local Mayan staff, and vegetarian, gluten free and other dietary restrictions are always available upon request. The climate (warm in the sun and cool in the shade) is perfect for whatever level of activity you’re seeking, even if it’s lounging in a hammock with a good book all day. Located right on the waterfront, La Iguana Perdida is one of the best places to enjoy the beauty and serenity that Lake Atitlan has to offer. Start the day with a yoga class on the patio overlooking the lake with the volcanos framed in the distance then go for a kayak or follow shaded trails and paths along the shoreline for a dip in the magical waters of Atitlan. After a day of hiking or kayaking, fire up our traditional Mayan sauna or treat yourself to a massage with one of our experienced practitioners. There’s no reason to be bored even on a rainy day with our pool table, dartboard, book exchange and TV room at your disposal, and if you’d like to immerse yourself more in the local community we can organise backstrap weaving classes in a local home or one-on-one Spanish classes. We have a computer room available free of charge if you need to get online, but we don’t offer Wi-Fi (WHAT!?) as we like to keep the vibe more about great conversations, board games, acoustic guitars and sunsets rather than posting selfies and status updates. If water sports is your bag, we are home to ATI Divers, the only scuba operation on Lake Atitlan since 1996. Enjoy a fun dive or take the four-day PADI Open Water Course and become a certified diver. Atitlan is a collapsed volcanic caldera with massive volcanic rock formations, fish, crabs and even volcanic hot-spots you can plunge your hands into. One of the few spots in the world where you can get the high-altitude specialty certification without freezing! We’re open to travellers of all ages, and with over twenty years in business we hope we can find a way to make your visit to Lake Atilan a memorable one. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Iguana Perdida Hotel

Address: On the Waterfront, Santa Cruz La Laguna 07014, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Western Highlands > Solola Department > Lake Atitlan > Santa Cruz La Laguna
Price Range: $16 - $19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
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“Room B have nice veiws of two volcano ”
anibals2013, 10 May 2017 | Read review
“We walked up the hill (pretty steep - feel free to take a tuk tuk for like 5Q), to the Cooking Co-op's cafe - best view in Santa Cruz!”
cgranger756, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a second floor hotel room so you don't hear the people walking above you”
KatyGene, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The dog rooms, (ask) are the best bang for the buck. Rooms are located in a manicured jungle of beautiful flowers, bananas and avocados.”
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bushpilot2, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“One second floor room was quiet. Food was good.”
jackf338, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
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