Reserva Natural Atitlán, Panajachel

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Explore the lake basin at Reserva Natural Atitlán, a park offering numerous ecotourism activities. Hike the nature trails around the giant caldera that made Lake Atitlan, framed by three impressive volcanoes. Head across the hanging rope bridges, crossing lush creeks and waterfalls, or take things up a gear with a ride on the zipline. Relax at the onsite cafe by the butterfly house, surrounded by coffee groves with hummingbirds darting around. Established in 1995, the reserve has a commitment to sustainability and ongoing conservation efforts across the Guatemalan highlands. Put Reserva Natural Atitlán and other Panajachel attractions into our Panajachel trip planner , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • From Panajachel, that the largest village is and most of it has to offer, we went to different villages across the Lake. The lancha's are on the right climber in Panajachel. You can get across the street for only a few Quetzales.
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  • What a great walk you'll have there! It's not very touristy either, at least we got to walk pretty much on our own and we totally loved it. It's beautiful, you'll see butterflies and monkeys as well!  more »
  • The zipline course is a must when visiting Lake Atitlan! Great views of the lake and Panajachel, professional guides that are internationally trained and certified, monkeys, a beautiful butterfly atri...  more »
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  • A great way to spend an afternoon hiking around the reserve (not too arduous and the entire place takes just over an hour to walk around, if you weren’t stopping) I’d get there early as possible to ensure it’s quiet and you get to see as much of the coatimundi and spider monkeys. The bridges are a nice touch and the overall cleanliness and condition of the reserve was great. The butterfly sanctuary is well worth visiting too!
  • This is a really great place for all ages and a great way to get some exercise 😊. My family and I had a great time feeding the pizote which are small mammals that are related to Raccoons. Part of my family rode the zip lines and they had a great time. There are many bridges to cross and you can see lots of beautiful waterfalls too. We also walked down to the lake and had a swim.
  • This was an amazing experience. We did the ultra extreme zip lining and it was well worth it. Be warned though, it is quite a hike to the top.
  • Well kept Reserve. Beautiful waterfall, nice trails with lot of suspension bridges. Monkey & Coati were kept in an fenced off area, so everyone would not miss them. Butterfly garden was good, but not too many inside at the time of my visit. Went the lake side, and found excellent view there.
  • A great afternoon walking through the reserve. ...sitting at rhe shore of the lake and learning about plants and butterflies...well worth a 3 hour visit
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