2-bed House in Santa Cruz
From $70 / night
- 2 bedrooms
- 1 bathrooms
- Sleeps 5
Description from the owner
A wonderful, 2-bedroom family house, Casa Xejac, set just up from the lake shore on a property shared by two other casitas (one occupied by the owner and her family, the other is a long-term rental). A huge terrace (part covered) boasts spectacular views of Lake Atitlan and its sentinel volcanoes. Inside you will find a large, comfortable open-plan living, dining and kitchen area with lots of light.
Off this are a cozy double bedroom, a bathroom with shower, and a second double bedroom. This second bedroom has a double bed built into the wall and then above it is a loft area there is a king of large bunk bed that can easily sleep 1 adult or ...Read more
2-bed House in Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz La Laguna, Western Highlands, Guatemala
Additional Location Information
The area of Santa Cruz, and in particular Paxanax Bay, are amongst the quietest around the lake, and boast the most spectacular views of the sun rise, sun set, AND all-day-long views of all three volcanoes across the lake!
Santa Cruz and Paxanax Bay are only accessible by boat (10-20mins), but are the closest to the main transport hub and commercial centre on the Lake: Panajachel (Pana to locals). Here is where you find banks, ATMs, grocery stores, delis, cafes, pharmacies, restaurants, bars, and the wonderful local market overflowing with fresh fruit and vegetables.
Santa Cruz is a Kakchiquel village of approx. 3,000, the village itself it set up a steep road accessible by tuk tuk, pick up, or on foot! Here you can visit CECAP, a vocational centre for young people from around the lake, where they learn a multitude of things from cooking, sewing, computer skills, and carpentry. Be sure to check out their café with spectacular views. The small catholic village church is one of the oldest around the lake.
The rest of Santa Cruz runs along the shore, where the five hotels are (Isla Verde, Arca de Noe, La Iguana Perdida, Villa Sumaya & Laguna Lodge), which provide restaurant meals. Paxanax Bay lies about a 10 min walk to the east of the main public dock along a series of paths (some rocky) and boardwalks, and has its own public dock for access to properties in the quiet and tranquil bay. It is perfect for morning swims when the water is flat before the afternoon Xocomil wind blows from the south. Always bring a flashlight/torch for night time wanders as no street lights!
More About This Location
Lake nearby, Rural retreats, Waterfront
Nearest airport: Guatemala City - Aurura
Car is not necessary
Last updated on February 23, 2015
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- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Washing Machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
Pool / Spa
- Stove or Oven
- Balcony or terrace
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Swing set or jungle gym
- Pet friendly - no
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - ask
- Wheelchair accessible - no