La Lancha

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Why we like it

  • All the casitas have private, covered decks with hammocks and plush chairs
  • La Lancha occupies an elevated position overlooking Lake Peten Itza and affords superb views, especially at sunrise
  • An open-air restaurant serves authentic Guatemalan dishes such as Chilaquiles, beef tenderloin served with chiltepe peppercorn sauce grilled on the open parilla
  • The hotel has a split-level pool on a patio just below the main lodge
  • Other facilities include the main lodge, which houses a gift shop, patio, restaurant and bar under its towering thatch roof, and a library, as well as complimentary kayaks and two-person canoes. A wide range of tours and excursions are available

A&K Top Tip

La Lancha is a wonderfully relaxing retreat ideally suited to exploring the archaeology and natural history of Petén.

Guest Testimonial

I would just like to add that the help / service we received from Melissa Hookway was oustanding. It was very personal and I was made to felt like a valued client.

- AC, Cheshire

Set in the rainforest high above the shores of Lago Petén Itzá is La Lancha, a quaint, 10-room lodge decorated with artwork and furniture from Bali, as well as fabrics and carvings from Guatemala. Beyond the clear water of the lake is Tikal, the epicenter of Mayan spirituality, whilst buried deep within the rainforest lie more than 3,000 ruins where moss clings to the steps of ancient temples and plazas.

With its beautiful lakeshore setting, relaxed ambiance and close proximity to the lost world of Maya, La Lancha is an ideal destination to both enjoy a languid pace and explore the many adventures of the Petén region.

A soaring, thatched lodge is at the heart of the property, whilst winding paths lead to secluded guest Casitas. Each is brightly decorated, inspired by native art furnishings. The Rainforest Casitas have views of the surrounding forest and a partial view of the lake, while the Lakeview Casitas offer breathtaking panoramas of Lago Petén Itzá.

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Best time to be there

Known as the country of eternal spring, Guatemala is good to visit all year round but the dry season is November to May. The climate also varies according to altitude. The low-lying jungle areas such as El Peten are generally hot and sticky, in contrast to the highlands which are pleasantly warm during the day but can be very cool at night.

Fly to

Guatemala City - daily via Miami

flying time

12 hours

time difference

GMT -6 hours


Not required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow fever if arriving from an infected area

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