Reserva Natural Atitlán, Panajachel

#1 of 45 in Wildlife in Guatemala
Must see · Wildlife Area · Nature / Park
Explore the lake basin at Reserva Natural Atitlán, a park offering numerous ecotourism activities. Hike the nature trails around the giant caldera that made Lake Atitlan, framed by three impressive volcanoes. Head across the hanging rope bridges, crossing lush creeks and waterfalls, or take things up a gear with a ride on the zipline. Relax at the onsite cafe by the butterfly house, surrounded by coffee groves with hummingbirds darting around. Established in 1995, the reserve has a commitment to sustainability and ongoing conservation efforts across the Guatemalan highlands. Put Reserva Natural Atitlán and other Panajachel attractions into our Panajachel trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This lake is huge and beautiful. Around its shore are many villages (accessible by boat - ferry) which offer diverse activities and distractions.  more »
  • It is not far outside of Pana, but much easier to take a tuk tuk to get there. We spent over 2 hours walking the trails and hanging bridges and saw some spider monkeys and pisotes (coati). The...  more »
  • Beautiful rooms, wonderful surroundings and helpful staff. We had the most memorable stay here and would recommend the experience wholeheartedly. The butterfly preserve is fascinating and we had some amazing hikes in the territory too.
  • It was good. The butterfly building was better than any others we have been to. The hikes with swinging bridges are a nice touch. The map you get could be a bit more informative and detailed.

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