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Reserva Natural Atitlan

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Address: Antigua Finca San Buenaventura, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
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+502 7762 2565
08:00 - 05:00
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The Atitlan Nature Reserve is both a must for visitors of Lake Atitlan and...

The Atitlan Nature Reserve is both a must for visitors of Lake Atitlan and a force in the environmental cause: Atitlan Azul. It is an extraordinary gate to the magnificent Lake Atitlan and its spectacular volcanoes. Its zip lines, butterfly preserve, trails, hanging bridges and lodgings bring you in close contact with nature. On the zip lines you fly above waterfalls, coffee groves, oak stands and the steep cliffs that guard the lake. At the Butterfly Geodome you enjoy the colors and forms of hundreds of butterflies surrounded by flowers and the sounds of water.

Humming birds and the murmur of the river accompany you while you have lunch, coffee or a drink, then you continue to explore the diversity and beauty of this natural wonder. At night, the crickets, owls and the sounds of the night will be your company in our lodging.

The Reserve supports the work of scientist and students concerned with biodiversity and environmental degradation.

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The view here is absolutely beautiful! I enjoyed staying here for a couple of days. It's nice to wake up to such beautiful view.

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Samantha F
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Davidson, North Carolina
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Birds, monkeys, coati, butterflies, waterfalls! Very peaceful communion with nature. Quite a change from the dust and hustle around this area. Lovely afternoon.

Thank Berta S
Jaguariu, General Manager at Reserva Natural Atitlan, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write about your experience. We are pleased that you enjoyed the wildlife, the butterfly preserve and the nature trails. We hope next time you can do the zip lines, which have also received great reviews. Until then, have a safe return. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

The view here is absolutely beautiful! I enjoyed staying here for a couple of days. It's nice to wake up to such beautiful view.

Thank Samantha F
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372 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We had a large group go to the reserve. The zip line course was a fun excursion and enjoyed by all in our group of various ages. The guides were attentive and friendly and the walk up was enjoyable. While the bridges and course may seem a bit primitive, we had no worries.

2 Thank ERL972
Roma, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

There is not much to do in Panajachel, except for a tour of the villages around Lago Atitlán. So this was a very lucky find. The track and the suspension bridges do not offer any shivers of pleasure, and the vegetation is rather burnt. But the zipline! I went for the "extreme" option, and it was some of the best... More 

2 Thank Durex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Because we were early we visited the butterfly house which was nice. The ziplining is fun, really high up in the trees, but not really like the american/european safety standards I know for ziplining. My gloves rubed through and I had a blister on my handy. Our group was slightly delayed as one person had problems with the altitude. This... More 

1 Thank Katharina M
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I have stayed at there for 2 nights and I was really impressed by the way they integrated the ressort into the nature! I loved the mariposario! The rooms are affortable and gives you a nice way of staying nearby lake Atitlan! And you can do some cool zip lines there too!

Thank Simon B
Atlantic, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

You can walk the trails or see the butterflies or zipping. The Reserve is beautiful. Very relaxing and peaceful.

Thank Vivian D
University Place
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Hike was somewhat difficult for me but I'm not in shape and was 5 weeks out from a total hip replacement.

Thank Vasaul
Mount Vernon, Washington
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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We didn't see much only the butterfly biosphere but that was beautiful and we'll done. Many different hikes are there to see monkeys or waterfalls etc....

Thank bluebouviergirl
San Jose, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Great place to go for a walk, very peaceful and quiet, we had a great time. The bridges and the waterfall are an amazing view and overall it is a great place.

Thank Melib2906

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