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Santa Catarina Palopó

Santa Catarina Palopó (Guatemala)

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4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
5 km from Panajachel by road
When to go
From November to May
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Santa Catarina Palopó

Seasoned Traveller
24 written opinions

One of the must-see villages when you visit Lake Atitlan.

My suggestion:
Going to one of the eco-hotels in Saint Catarina, enjoying the panoramas of the lake which the site offers and, if you're there on 25th November, attending the festival honouring Santa Catalina of Alexandria, the patron saint.
My review

Every time I went to Santa Catarina Palopo, I felt a more immediate contact with nature than in other places at Lake Atitlan. You find great peace there and it's a place where you can recharge your batteries - whether you're a local or whether you need a break during your trip to Guatemala.

From this village, you can enjoy one of the most beautiful views in the area over the lake and its volcanoes. The village has several charming hotels and eco-hotels, the luxurious option being to stay in a beautiful hotel, where the least expensive room costs... $154. But if you're able to do it, it's worth it!

View of Lake Atitlan from Santa Catarina
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