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Vulcano lodge in Jaibalito

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Vulcano lodge in Jaibalito


As part of our 13 days honeymoon in Guatemala we plan to stay 4-5 nights at lake Atitlan.

My husband would really like to book the suite at VL (given the amazing reviews) but I'm a little worries about Jaibalito being a little to quite and off track..

In case we do stay there, are there any water taxi after 17:00?

Does this means you are actually stranded in Jaibalito from 17:00?

Any other recommendation for another nice hotel (we don't mind paying a little more for a bit of luxury)

We scanned Tripadvisor and our second best option is the Posada Santiago..

I would appriciate any help with finding the perfect place for us to stay arrount Atitlan



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1. Re: Vulcano lodge in Jaibalito

Jaibalito and Santiago are quiet for tourists at night. Hotel Atitlan is quiet with great views and is a little ways outside Panajachel. Pana is know as a cheesey tourist town but it has nightlife and restaurants. You can take atuk-tuk back and forth for about $0.60. For serious honeymoon luxury, Casa Palopo is elegant ($$$$). You can get tuk-tuks back and forth to town from there.

I really like Posada Santiago - it is quiet at night but they have live music some nights.

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2. Re: Vulcano lodge in Jaibalito

You would be basically "stranded" in any of these towns, except for Pana and San Pedro -- not much nightlife in any of them. The Posada would be a good bet -- usually a decent sized dinner crowd, occasionally live music. But it can be nice to have some quiet evenings.

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3. Re: Vulcano lodge in Jaibalito

It takes a little getting used to the idea that any of the villages around the lake are isolated from the outside world after dark. Here are some thoughts.

Vulcano Lodge and El Jabalito - nice hotel but there is little else in the village to see or do. One exception, and it is a good one is the restaurant and swim club Ven Aca. It is a very nice restaurant, and you can enjoy the swimming pool and hot tub while dining. If you are in the area on a Sunday, travel to Club Ven Aca for their famous Sunday brunch.

Posado de Santiago and Santiago - same as above, and while the town is larger there is not much to offer in the way of nightlife.

Panajachel - more nightlife, restaurants, and evening walks are fine. Maybe you would choose a nice hotel in Panajachel and venture out into the villages during the day. There are many nice day trips to each of the villages.

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