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La Iguana Perdida Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

The vibe, recommendations, family style dinners, staff and owners are fantastic at this place. Resulting in a wonderful stay. The shared space is great with balcony, dining room, games area and couch / tv / chi space. Right on the lakes edge in San Francisco. A cute little town further up the hill. Dorm rooms are totally adequate with warm...

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

Thanks for your review, Brooke. We appreciate your patronage and kind words. Our vibe is what our wonderful guests and hard working staff bring to La Iguana Perdida, so thanks for the help making this place what it is! Indeed, getting used to only travelling by boat on the lake can be a challenge when guests first arrive, but we...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

The family style dinners are great for meeting people here. It's not a unique concept around the lake but it's done really well at La Iguana - good food and a reasonable price for the experience you get out of it. There's a decent mix of ages here too which makes things more interesting for those of us who have...

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

Thank you for your generous review, Lauren! We are so happy to hear that you felt comfortable in our hostel and you are right in mentioning that we welcome every kind of traveller from all walks of life. We take pride in being a place for everyone. Hopefully we can accommodate you again on your next visit to the lake!

Gustavus, Alaska
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We had two great dinners there and I did yoga there twice. We did not stay there in the hotel part. All of the employees were very nice and helpful. The location is right on the lake and I really enjoyed doing yoga down there in the morning with the birds.

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Reviewed 28 February 2017

When I came to Lago Atitlan I decided to stay in Santa Cruz by a friends recommendation. Usually the majority goes to San Marcos or San Pedro..thank God we went to Santa Cruz! First of all the hostel is located right in front of the water with the two volcanos on the other side of the lake. Everyday we were...

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're so glad you chose to stay with us in Santa Cruz. Indeed, not having wifi on site contributes to the friendly and sociable atmosphere and we hope that future guests feel the same way! As La Iguana Perdida is our home away from home, we want everyone to feel like they're part of...

Lansing, Michigan
Reviewed 26 February 2017

A great and relaxed environment. Dinner was very good and they have a lot of options to do anything you can think of or nothing at all. The Saturday farmers market is great and they welcome you like you are at home.

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

Thank you! The team here at La Iguana Perdida is thrilled to hear such good feedback, and we’re proud to be one of the best hotels and restaurants on Lake Atitlan. We hope to see you again soon!

Ann Arbor, MI
Reviewed 22 February 2017

La Iguana Perdida has been my go-to place in western Guatemala. Located on the beautiful and awe inspiring lake Atitlan and only reachable by boat (lancha). You should plan on getting to the Iguana with consideration for the lancha schedule. I try to get to the dock in Panajachel by 4:00 to avoid the late boats which are often crowded...

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

Many thanks for your kind words and feedback! We are lucky to have returning guests such as yourself and happy to keep providing a high standard of service for you. Your continued patronage is highly valued to us and we will keep working to make La Iguana Perdida, as you said, "a special place in paradise for travellers from all...

Guatemala City, Guatemala
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a place oriented for Young people, specially for divers and people that want to learn to dive. It is a hotel and restaurant. Young personel giving a good service. A nice lakefront environment. Food at the restaurant and hotel rates are low priced. At the restauarant you can find vegetarian options like banana vega ice cream and other...

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

Thank you so much for your positive review and feedback, we really appreciate it and we are very pleased that you had such a great experience while staying with us. Come back soon!!

Reviewed 12 February 2017

My buddy and I rented a nice room on second floor with a large balcony and hammock. It was clean, bright and had a great view. The staff were happy and helpful and seemed to enjoy being there as much as I. My old college buddy and I are now 70ish but we were very much accepted by the many...

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

Thank you for your thoughtful review, we truly pride ourselves as being a destination for all ages and demographics and we're so happy to know that you enjoyed yourselves while staying with us. Know that you are always welcome at La Iguana Perdida!

Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

As we pulled the sheets back to settle into bed, we noticed stains hidden under the pillows, as if the sheets hadn't been washed or they'd been overlooked during cleaning, mistakes happen of course but with the experience both my gf and I have working in hospitality for 15+ years there's no mistaking these stains were that of male or...

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

Same response as the feedback above. We have actually meet quite a few of the people you have discouraged to come and many of the hostel community in Guatemala who feel sorry that you are you appear to continually have such a bad time and terrible experiences here in this lovely country. In fact, the community made up of many...

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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I arrived to Lake Atitlan without much of a plan. We initially booked 1 night and eneded up staying 4 because we loved it so much. The hospitality is outstanding here. Being a vegetarian I thought I would struggle finding a good meal but I ate better here each night then I would at home. The staff...

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On the idyllic north shore of Lake Atitlán, Santa Cruz has long been a favorite destination for international tourists, back-packers and locals who want to get away from it all.And for more than fifteen years, La Iguana Perdida has been one of the main reasons for the popularity of this unique oasis, thanks to owners Deedle and Dave. The choice of lodging runs the gamut, from big dormitories, to luxury rooms with a private bath, balcony and lake views, to a rustic cabin. Seven bathrooms are scattered around the spacious property, all with hot water. The climate is perfect for lounging in a hammock or comfortable chair all day. La Iguana Perdida is one of the best places to enjoy the beauty and serenity that Lake Atitlan has to offer.A Yoga session on the deck is a good way to start the day. Next you can go kayaking, or follow shaded trails and paths with picnic spots for along the way. After a day of hiking or kayaking, treat yourself to a wood-fired sauna or a massage. Water Sports, ScubaATI Divers, based at Iguana and with an office in Panajachel, has many options for scuba diving and snorkeling. ATI Divers operates a number of PADI scuba diving courses include certification in high altitude diving as well as other courses for professionals. Lake Atilán is one of the few places on the planet where you can swim amongst huge underwater volcanic formations and petrified trees, and actually feel hot volcanic mud on the lake bottom. Fish, crabs and other marine life add to the color. World Famous BBQ The restaurant offers inexpensive breakfast and lunch. Dinner is a delicious three-course meal with an option for vegetarians. Meat-eaters: don’t miss Saturday night’s all-you-can-eat barbecue, topped off with chocolate brownies. Theme parties, poker games, and other entertainment round out the La Iguana Perdida experience in Santa Cruz, one of Guatemala’s top vacation destinations. ... 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: RM52 - RM61 (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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