Perched above one of the world’s most beautiful lakes surrounded by small indigenous villages and three majestic volcanoes. Casa Palopó is a retreat of elegance and beautiful nature and features 15 rooms, suites, and a three-bedroom villa, all named after the villages. Each room, suite, and villa, evokes Guatemala’s rich Mayan heritage and all offering magnificent views of Lake Atitlán.
Located in the main building and features a queen-sized bed. A little less than 200 square feet of space. Decorated in rich colors of blues, yellows or reds and hand-woven textiles and traditional furnishings. Pool view.
Over 200 square feet of space, this suite is located in the main building on the first level. Featuring a double twin, queens seized or king-sized bed and traditional furnishings. Lake View.
With views of the lake, the 280 square feet of spacious rooms feature sponged-painted sky blue walls, contemporary furnishings, and local textiles.
With amazing views of the lake, this suite offers a large balcony, a king-sized bed, and traditional furnishings. The room is decorated in hues of yellow. Located in the main building in the first level.
Bright teal walls are paired with sister shades of blue and white; this suite includes a king-sized bed, floor-to-ceiling windows draped in cotton linens, and design elements that go with the rest of the suite’s trendy, colorful scheme.
The hotel’s villa is located 150 cobblestone steps above the main hotel. Decorated with African tribal relics and Indonesian wood furnishings, the villa is perfect for couples and families who want to enjoy a private getaway. The villa’s private pool is almost surreal, boasting a palapa with wood- burning fireplace and plush furniture and not to mention, unforgettable views of Lake Atitlán. It’s the best spot in the villa, where you’ll find ultimate relaxation amidst inspiring scenery.
In the open terrace of Casa Palopó’s in-house restaurant, you can hear the birds and the gentle splash of boats cruising across the lake. Tables are set in intimate clusters and dressed in white tablecloths for a dining experience that’s elegant and rustic, with colorful candelabras hanging above each table, softly lighting the restaurant in the evenings.
Executive Chef Jonatan Gomez’s Guatemalan-inspired dishes are infused with an international twist featuring ingredients sourced from local farms around the lake. Guest can dine in the terrace or indoors.
Offering Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
Guests can enjoy a romantic dinner prepared by the chef in the privacy of their suite.
From exfoliation treatments to full-body massages, Casa Palopó’s spa comes to the privacy of your own guest room or its outdoor terrace.
Casa Palopó’s living room features antiques, brightly painted walls, exquisite furnishings, and artifacts, submerging guests in Guatelama’s rich culture without stepping outside.
Casa Palopó’s solar heated pool with oversized lounge chairs is where guests pair sunshine with spectacular views.
Guatemala’s history dates back to more than 4,000 years as the center of the Mayan civilization. Today, the heritage of the Maya culture is seen in the many archeological zones as well as in the many different Mayan villages throughout the country. A trip to Guatemala is a trip through time, and guests visiting this amazing destination should not miss Antigua Guatemala, a World Heritage site which is located a short drive from Guatemala City and from Lake Atitlán.
Santa Catarina Palopó, one of Lake Atitlán’s 12 Mayan towns, has embarked on a journey of colorful transformation through the Pintando Santa Catarina Palopó (or Painting Santa Catarina Palopó) initiative. Inspired by artists Haas & Hahn (responsible for projects in Brazil and Haiti) the initiative is designed to foster change from the outside in, by painting the town’s homes and buildings with colorful murals and patterns that will capture the eyes (and hearts) of visitors arriving at this destination.
Launching in 2017, the initiative aims to arouse a sense of pride among its inhabitants who will, in turn, become productive members of their community, all the while drawing more tourism and improving the quality of life here.
Lake Atitlán is surrounded by small indigenous towns, each named after the twelve apostles and each one unique and different.
Atitlán is a 1,000 foot-deep lake nestled against three 10,000 foot volcanic peaks – the Toliman, Atitlán and San Pedro. It is recognized to be the deepest in Central America.
Casa Palopó is 90 miles outside of Guatemala City, on the shore of Lake Atitlán. The journey to and around Casa Palopó is an experience in itself, and the hotel can help guests arrange the following transportation options:
Private Car Transportation: 3 hours (approx.) Private Helicopter Service: 19 minutes (approx.)
Fun Fact: The helicopter ride to and from Guatemala City flies over the Iximche ruins, one of the Major Maya centers of the Late-Post-Classic period. Travelers driving to and from the hotel can also visit Iximche, which is 10 minutes off the main road.
General Manager – Ms. Carmen Ochoa
Sales & Marketing – Ms. Katina Jongenzon
Property Owner – Ms. Claudia Bosch
Hotel Telephone Number – +502 7762 2270
Hotel website –www.casapalopo.com
Casa Palopó is a member of Relais & Chateaux
A Gift for Giving: Guatemalan boutique hotel Casa Palopó launches a heartfelt video campaign, and a generous consumer offer, to cover staff salaries during unprecedented times.
Upon making the decision to temporarily close due to COVID-19, Guatemala’s first and only Relais & Chateaux hotel, Casa Palopó, implemented a grassroots campaign geared towards locals in Guatemala, offering a very competitively priced package to encourage bookings that would directly benefit staff during this time. Encouraging locals to “act now, travel later,”
The campaign is going international with the “A Gift for Giving” offer: book two nights and get the second one free, plus two relaxation massages. Starting rate of $331.00
Valid to book through June 1, 2020
Owner Claudia Bosch’s message? “Go ahead. Plan that dream trip to Guatemala. The simple act of ‘book now, travel later’ can make a world of a difference to help sustain the globe’s most magical destinations and the special people behind them.”
Casa Palopó is offering to contact consumers who book as soon as the hotel reopens so they have the freedom to choose dates that work best for them. They are also offering flexible rescheduling policies. The goal is for travelers to feel good about how these reservations will immediately benefit staff — and leave them looking forward to the light at the end of the tunnel when they can take to the skies again and discover one of the world’s most beautiful cultures.