The room was just above the lake and to get to it, I needed to walk through a lush garden with draping bougainvillea and other eager plants and flowers. I never minded when I found that I forgot something and had to go back to my room.
Isabelle, warm and friendly, took care of me and and the room - I felt like I was a guest in her home. Matt, the owner, went out of his way to be extremely helpful when the artist delivered the paintings from San Juan before I was ready to take them. And on the day I was leaving, when both bank machines in town were not functioning, they saved the day again.
In addition to being a beautiful location, very reasonably priced, friendly and comfortable, I'd also say that they went way beyond my expectations to help me have as smooth a stay as possible.
The name of the hotel means "Sunrise," and it is deserved. I often awoke just before dawn and it was glorious to watch the sun climb up over the volcano and ignite the trees to the west with those first yellow rays. The fishermen and I paid homage most mornings.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Sak'cari El Amanecer is an Eco-hotel located on the beautiful shores of Lake Atitlan. It has 20 lovely rooms overlooking the lake, the names sak'cari and amanecer mean sunrise in Tz'tujil and Spanish. The hotel is located in the heart of San Pedro La Laguna within walking distance to fine restaurants, bars and spanish schools. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Sakcari San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala - Lake Atitlan