Reserva Natural Atitlan, Panajachel

3.8
#4 of 7 in Wildlife in Lake Atitlan
Visit Reserva Natural Atitlan to discover the life cycle of the butterflies--and maybe even have one land on your hand. Walk through the garden, where scores of butterflies fly free around you. See how these colorful creatures hatch from chrysalis, and learn more about their role in the ecosystem. This picturesque sanctuary is also a habitat for local plants, and 50 out of Guatemala's astonishing 900 native orchid species flourish here. Bring a camera to capture the lovingly maintained reserve. Using our custom trip planner, Panajachel attractions like Reserva Natural Atitlan can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We took a group of young adults, two young children and some older folks to Reserva Natural. Our twenty-something adults took part in the extreme zip-lining where they were first introduced to "how to...  more »
  • We had the Extrem ziplines. These are 7 ziplines, kinda nice not very special. For the rest we have 8 different butterflies seen and 2 monkeys. All this for €80. Little ACE as far as I'm concerned! By the way, Nice staff!
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  • A great spot to take the kids without committing to too much. It's clode (within 10 mins drive) and it's got enough adventure to wear out the toddlers and parents can grab a few extra beers during nap...  more »

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For its size, Panajachel offers an excellent selection of places to stay. The best remain just a stone's throw from the lake, near the town's ferry terminal, and consist of mid-range hotels, bed and breakfasts, and inns. If you look a few streets back from the water, you'll find some simple but budget-friendly accommodations along Calle Santander.
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