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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  • You can take a Tuk Tuk to get there, or walk 15-20 min. The lobby area has a tiny restaurant, yes smoothies are available. You get the blender and put it on the bicycle tray and peddle till smooth ! T...  more »
  • I thought we'd spend a few hours here, but two was plenty to see the butterflies, the spider monkeys and to take a walk up through the forest. If there happens to be a show in the auditorium or you ha...  more »
  • Some beautiful parts to the reserve; the butterfly dome is wonderful and we saw monkeys. However it is somewhat polluted.  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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