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Pamakanya-Lush Gardens, Volcano Views, Lake Front

Pamakanya (upper house, main house, la casita)
6 reviews
Pamakanya (upper house, main house, la casita)
Main house porch
Main house
Main house bedroom
Main house master bedroom
View from main house master bedroom
Main house living room
Main house loft
Main house bathroom
View from main house porch
Gardens & dock from the main house
Upper house
Upper house patio
View from upper house patio
Upper house view
Lower house (La Casita)
La Casita, beds
Relaxing on the dock
One of the many places to hang out and enjoy the view
Pascual and Maria
Having fun swimming in the lake
Pascual greeting the boat
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4 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 13
Jaibalito, Lake Atitlan, Solola Department, Western Highlands
Pamakanya is a breathtaking waterfront villa on Guatemala's Lake Atitlan. This private retreat features three houses, lush gardens, multiple, patios, and a dock that's perfect for diving into the blue water of Central America's most beautiful lake. While always in view of three stunning volcanoes, a vacation at Pamakanya includes swimming, kayaking, hiking, relaxing, and enjoying the people, culture, and activities of the many surrounding Guatemalan towns and villages. Rents to 2 to 13 people.
About the Owner, Rebecca S
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 10 days ago
Listed since : Feb 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 6 reviews and 1 property
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We loved our stay in the main house. Lazy mornings reading on the dock and swimming in the lake, or kayaking to Jaibalito. Afternoons catching a lancha to the villages around the lake, all with their distinct characteristics. The gardens are beautiful, and well-looked after by Pascual who was really helpful. Maria cooked a great pepian de pollo on our...

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Thanks for the great review! We'd love to have you back anytime. So glad you enjoyed the stay.


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Takoma Park, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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My family and a group of friends just returned from a week-long stay at Pamakanya. Our group has rented houses all over for the last several years, and we all agreed that this one ranks as number one. The views from the three houses that comprise Pama are all breathtaking -- from eye-level views of the water and boats to...

Morgantown, Wv
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2014 for a stay in July 2013
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I'll admit, after 20 years away from Guatemala I was a bit nervous about staying in an unfamiliar location with my family. We could not be happier with our decision to stay at Pamakanya. What a delightful way to become reacquainted with Guatemala and the Lake Atitlan communities. We were utterly charmed with the guest houses and the people. The...

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Boat Available
  • Books
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (3)
  • Grill
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(5)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Ask about smoking
    3 Full baths
    1 Sofa
    5 Twins
    2 Kings
    1 Bunk
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About the neighbourhood
Could this be your dream vacation? We’ve certainly found that it’s ours. We love the verdant climate, friendly people, fresh food, boat rides, electrifying sunrises and sunsets, and refreshing dock swims. The many local cultures are evident in many ways…vibrant Mayan clothing, artwork and crafts, new age massages, and funny chats with gregarious boat drivers. The property includes a main house and two bungalows, many levels of gardens and patios, a rocky beach and a dock. The houses are equipped with electricity, hot and cold running water, appliances, and kitchen supplies, bedding, towels, recreational supplies and more. Pamakanya, which means “place of hot springs” in Kaqchikel (one of the local Mayan languages), is aptly named due to natural hot springs and warm sand that dot the edge... more
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