About Hotel Atitlán
A Hidden Gem on Lake Atitlán in Guatemala
Hotel Atitlán is one of the best and most enchanting hotels in all of Guatemala. One of our hotel's defining features lies in our unwavering commitment to aesthetics, elegance, and splendor, evident in every facet of your experience as our guest. From our flawless architecture and exquisitely designed rooms to the culinary delights we serve, the meticulously manicured gardens, and the captivating events we organize, every element seamlessly harmonizes with the ethereal allure of Lake Atitlán.
Nestled amidst the breathtaking scenery, this charming hacienda-style hotel was once a working coffee plantation. The fusion of past and present, of nature and celebration, make Hotel Atitlán a destination that honors its origins, where the legacy and the allure of the stunning gardens converge to create a truly magical experience for all who step onto its grounds.
The hotel’s titles date from the colonial period of the Captaincy General of Guatemala in 1524-1821. In 1970, Arturo Rivera inherited the land of his ancestors and, with his wife Susan Tyng, built what is now Hotel Atitlán. The first wing consisting of the lobby, 14 rooms and the restaurant and bar was finished in December 1971. The second wing, with 29 rooms, was added in 1974, and the final wing with 22 rooms was completed in 1992. Today, there are 61 individually decorated rooms, each with their own private balcony offering outstanding views.
Lake Atitlán is one of the most precious treasures of the Republic of Guatemala and recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Site and In the words of Alexander Von Humboldt, "Lake Atitlán is the most beautiful lake in the world." Many geologists believe that the lake began to form after the collapse of a volcanic caldera more than 85,000 years ago.
Lake Atitlán is located about 1,562 metres above sea level in the region of Solola, Guatemala. It is an endorheic lake, i.e., a closed-basin lake that does not flow into the sea, and its area covers 130 square kilometres (approx. 50 miles). At a maximum depth of about 340 metres, Lake Atitlán is the deepest in Central America.