Reserva Natural Atitlan, Panajachel

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#3 of 10 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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  • 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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