La Lancha

La Lancha

Nestled on the shores of Lake Petén Itzá, La Lancha is part of director Francis Ford Coppola’s collection of luxury nature-based properties.

Surrounded by wild Guatemalan jungle and with a soundtrack provided by an array of birds from the nearby forest, this is the perfect retreat to get away from it all and relax in truly beautiful nature.

Accommodation comes in the form of ten casitas, some with dazzling views over the lake and all decorated with traditional local handicrafts and furniture. Guests can also enjoy lake views from the swimming pool and the excellent restaurant, which serves delectable Guatemalan cuisine under a thatched roof. There are two bars to visit to enjoy your sundowner, one in the library and one in the restaurant itself. Visit the onsite gift shop for a vast array of unique Guatemalan souvenirs and locally-made items.

La Lancha is ideally located for exploring the ancient Maya temples at Tikal, and the surrounding National Park is a haven for nature lovers and birdwatchers. Other available excursions include a trip to the cultural sites of Yaxhá and Topoxte, where you will see more jaw-dropping Maya architecture.

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