Please note: This is not sponsored, nor did I stay here overnight. I visited the hotel on a taxi boat tour and spent a couple hours exploring and relaxing. I cannot speak from a guests perspective, however I was so impressed with the views and location that I believed it was a must that I share this place with you all as I wish I had discovered it sooner!
The location behind the photo in the idyllic Instagram shot is Hotel La Casa Del Mundo (Translated as: “The house of the world”) in Lake Atilan, Guatemala. I did not stay at this hotel overnight, but instead enjoyed a day of sun and endless views as apart of a tour.
Accessible only by water taxi and fixed on a cliff side, La Casa Del Mundo has un-spoiled and out-of-this-world surround views of lake Atilan and a skyline of volcanoes.
With bountiful secluded sunbathing spots, dozens of hammocks and terrace settings you’ll be tickled for choice when selecting where to post up for your days relaxation. In this fancy hotel, all areas boast the same volcano clad view, so whatever your choice you’ll be spoiled.
The hotel has been constructed with stone throughout by twirling vines and flourishes of pink flowers. The terraces, uniquely shaped windows and carved pillars gave this hotel a historic feel. But it still has modern appeal as its structure were thoughfully constructed to suit the surrounding vista and the guests requirements.
Through investigation (snooping) I discovered the hotel has in-room massage services, day tours for cultural experiences and adventure, an open-all-day cafe/restaurant and even a fire heated hot tub located over cliffs edge. My wandering feet also passed an open room… check out the sneaky snapshot I took of one of the bedrooms in the centre photo below. The interiors were decorated with handmade Guatemalan tapestries and wooden cravings. Warm, yellow painted walls and cotton woven sheets made this room look extra inviting and cozy. Although I cannot vouch for the service, quality of ammenities or speak of my experience from a guests perspective I can tell you that, from what I saw… this hotel seemed like a very worthy stay – with Insta-worthy views being one of its many bonuses. Should I pack my bags for Guatemala once more, it would be a blessing to get the chance to spend the night here.
Pop in for a Swim
For those visiting in the warmer months the lake is the perfect place for a swim. Fellow travellers whom took the taxi boat here to explore like myself took full advantage of the many cliff and off jetty jumping locations and the more relaxed settled for a seat, sat on the hotels concrete seats fixed inside the lake. (See centre picture)
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