We spoiled ourselves for two nights of the trip. We knew we wanted to stay in this cool airbnb we had heard of that was supposed to be really peaceful and private on the lake. It did not disappoint. The hotel is called La Fortuna and it is possibly one of the coolest places I have ever stayed.
They have a private dock on the lake and they only rent four rooms max per night. We had full access to kayaks and paddle boards and we had a piece of the lake all to ourselves. The other guests who were there during our stay did not really swim in the lake or sit around the grounds which seriously made it feel like we had a private piece of Lake Atitlan.
The rooms and food and accommodations were also incredible. They had serious first class service which made us feel like royalty. I swear they had thought of every detail and maybe that is just standard for hotels of this caliber but we definitely were not used to that kind of treatment.
We stayed in a Balinese style petite bungalow on the edge of the property with a private outdoor bathroom and incredible outdoor shower. We were near the trail head up to a small waterfall which only runs for a few days during rainy season (we were lucky enough to catch it in action) and a gorgeous lookout point.
We arrived in the evening and had dinner in the main reception area after drinking wine and beer in the wood fire heated jacuzzi. In the morning were served breakfast on our patio and we then hiked up to the waterfall and lookout point. After our short hike we went down to the lake and took out paddle boards for about an hour. The weather turned on us and lightning and thunder were looming so we came back to shore and had lunch while watching the thunder and lightning outside. By the afternoon the weather cleared and we went back to the hot tub and for a swim in the lake one last time.
Again dinner was delicious I even ordered an avocado margarita which was really tasty. We had to leave early in the morning for another travel day, this time headed to Semuc Champey. We will be traveling from 8am to 10pm with a couple hours for lunch. We have a day in Semuc to explore the caves and pools and then it is off to Tikal to check out some ruins.