Rural lakeview newly built house

Rural lakeview newly built house

Lucia and Diego

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
3 Bathrooms

About our home

Our house was finished October 2017. And we added an extra bedroom on the roof in January 2019. It is situated in between San Marcos La Laguna and Tzununá; two small indigenous villages. People from all over the world also live here; at georgeous Lake Atitlán in Guatemala. There is lóts to do; Guatemalan cookingclasses, kayakking, swimming, relaxing, eating in affordable restaurants, daytrips to other villages, hunting for Guatemala fabrics, hiking, masages, horseback riding, visiting local markets, experienting Mayan ceremonies etc etc.


Video of our home:

https://youtu.be/5AikDfaa408.

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  1. We are Lucia (40) and Diego (32) and we have a 11 year old daughter, Yaiza. Diego is from Guatemala, and a musician (guitarist and producer)and a translator (Spanish-English). We all love art, nature, good music,traveling and nice food (-: Lucia has a second-hand store and is originally a Creative Therapist.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Our house is a 25 minute walk to touristic San Marcos La Laguna where you will find nice restaurants on the water, or acticities like jumping of rocks or just sitting on rocks to enjoy the lake. There are also a lot of retreat and selfgrowth centres where you can also join for just a class or course. From our house on you can also hop in a Guatemalan tuctuc and you'll be there in 10 minutes. Also straight down from our house you have Hostal Maya Moon Lodge who offers their nice lakeside restaurant, hammocks and (stone)beach where children can play in the lake with floatable toys. You can go paddle-boarding or kayakking or go on a daytrip in a boat around the small Maya Villages. There is a nice second-hand fabric market every Tues,- and Friday in Panajachel (40 minute boatride). Also in Pana is a beautiful bottanical garden and naturepark with ziplines. You can take Guatemalan cooking, - or painting classes or go on a hike to see the sunrise above the lake.

Also nice is to take a trip with 1 night to Las Aguas Georginas. This is a
2 hour drive to natural hotsprings in the mountains (cold!). Or visit
Guatemala's second capital Xela for 1 day and 1 night. We can tell you a
lot about this small, but very pleasant city as well

Buzzy restaurants
San Marcos; Tul y Sol (lakeside, known for his steaks and Guatemalan 'Michelada'-drink, Vida (lake-side, creative kitche ), Fé (nice curries and freshly baked naanbread), Happy Tacos (pizzas baked in an old oven before your eyes). Tzununá; Maya Moon Lodge, Bamboo-hotel (freshly organic meals), Lomas of Tzununá. San Juan; Wine & Cheese. San Pedro; só many restaurants. Panajachel; Hotel Atitlán...(if you want to have affordable luxury)
Cool bars
Tzununá; Maya Moon Lodge, The Castle, Hostal del Lago and in San Pedro; lóts (but you will have to stay the night there)
Cozy cafés
San Marcos; Shambala, Café Circles. Day trip to Hotel Del Mundo (for a freshly made Chai Tea)
Retail therapy
Gypsy's; second-hand clothing store, Palo Santo (incenses and local food). Or Panajachel or Chichastenango or Antigua if you want Guatemalan souveniers.
Bit of culture
Chichicastenango-market, Climbing the Indian Nose (for sunrises), Guatemalan Cooking, or Paintingclass. Museum in San Pedro. Or experience a Mayan Ceremony.
Spot of exercise
Horsebackriding (San Pedro), kayak, hiking to San Marcos or the Indian Nose, peddleboarding, cycling. Swimming; in the lake. Or in a swimming pool (Lomas Tzununa), (or in San Pedro). Also an hour hike to the Tzununá waterfalls is very nice to do.
Day tripping
You can get our bikes for a tour to San Pedro (2 hours). Go to Las Cristalinas-beach to relax. Or to the hot pools in San Pedro. Or shopping in Panajachel.

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