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Address: Antigua Finca San Buenaventura, Panajachel 07010, Guatemala
Phone Number: +502 7762 2565
08:00 - 05:00
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The Atitlan Nature Reserve is both a must for visitors of Lake Atitlan and...

The Atitlan Nature Reserve is both a must for visitors of Lake Atitlan and a force in the environmental cause: Atitlan Azul. It is an extraordinary gate to the magnificent Lake Atitlan and its spectacular volcanoes. Its zip lines, butterfly preserve, trails, hanging bridges and lodgings bring you in close contact with nature. On the zip lines you fly above waterfalls, coffee groves, oak stands and the steep cliffs that guard the lake. At the Butterfly Geodome you enjoy the colors and forms of hundreds of butterflies surrounded by flowers and the sounds of water.

Humming birds and the murmur of the river accompany you while you have lunch, coffee or a drink, then you continue to explore the diversity and beauty of this natural wonder. At night, the crickets, owls and the sounds of the night will be your company in our lodging.

The Reserve supports the work of scientist and students concerned with biodiversity and environmental degradation.

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Worth it for the Butterflies

Didn't see any wild life but enjoyed the trek around the reserve and the Butterfly house was the highpoint

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Didn't see any wild life but enjoyed the trek around the reserve and the Butterfly house was the highpoint

Thank Helena B
Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Reserva is an old coffee plantation that was turned into a jungle park. As you walk up a trail set up on the mountain slope you can see small coffee trees growing in the shade of larger trees. The trail leads to a waterfall and one has to cross a number of swinging bridges to get there. We visited... More 

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yopis, General Manager at Reserva Natural Atitlan, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. I do hope you and the kids saw the Butterfly Geodome. This is one of the main attractions and one that generates many positive reactions in our visitors, specially since the life cycle of these flying colors is an excellent and easy way to talk about biodiversity and the web of life. In addition we have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our of our group of 13, 4 people went on these ziplines. Excellent tour guides and a great view and a once in a lifetime experience.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice nature walk - OK if you are around. The signs at he end are a bit misleading - follow the Lago signs if oyu have time - as they lead to a one-way very beautiful lake shore - but then you have to walk ack another 20 mins to the visitors center.

Thank nadav k
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great but not very known place to visit when you are in Atitlán. A variety of activities are held here, short and long walks among nature, rivers and waterfalls. A lovely lake-beach to rest and catch great views.

Thank KaM32
Pattaya, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great time hiking the mountain but the way down is much easier. Lol. Many thanks to our guides "Mono" and "Chihuahua" for making sure we were safe and even teaching us to speak a little Mayan. Maltiosh amigos from la gringa loca.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very beautiful place to spend a couple of hours. The hike up the mountain was nice and the swinging bridges were beautiful. We missed the monkeys but no ones fault. The butterfly sanctuary was beautiful for pictures etc

Thank Ryan M
Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk through the former coffee plantation with waterfalls, swing bridges and lush vegetation was a relaxing contrast to the pace of Pana

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Atitlan is without a doubt one of the world's most amazing lakes! The views are incredible, a must see if you're in Guatemala. Take one of the boat tours to the different villages around the lakes!

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Roann, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Such a beautiful place! There is a lot to do here. You can zip line, look at the scenery and also walk through the butterfly area. Such a beautiful and relaxing place to visit.

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