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“Great Lake Retreat”
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
San Marcos La Laguna, Lake Atitlan, Solola Department, Western Highlands

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Dean J
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277 reviews
170 hotel reviews
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“Great Lake Retreat”
Reviewed 30 May 2017 for a stay in February 2017
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Just returned home after 3 months at Pasaj-Cap, our 7th visit in total (in apartment Uyuni). We are missing it already and can't wait to go back again next year. Obviously there are lots of things we love about it, but those that stand out the most are the views, the big open apartment, the communal atmosphere, the swimming dock and the security. The weather is great year-round (between 15-25 daily) and the apartments are set up so that the entire front opens up to give a real outside feel. And no mosquitoes mean it's not a problem to leave the windows open all night.

Pierre can organize private transport from Guatemala City or Antigua with a grocery stop to stock up for your stay. Although fruits and vegetables are cheap and plentiful in both San Marcos and San Pedro. There are also lots of small grocery stores in the villages, as well as a few that carry specialty items of interest to expats. The kitchens are extremely well-stocked and we usually eat most of our meals in.

You can be as active and social as you want with hiking, swimming in the lake, kayaking, yoga, happy hour, etc., or simply relax in the hammock and enjoy the solitude. There are 12 different units (a mix of apartments, studios and cottages), but all are nice and have terrific views. It is a 15-minute walk to either San Marcos or Tzununa and most other villages are just a short boat ride away (public lanchas run every 20 minutes or so).

We travel extensively and keep coming back since we have yet to find anywhere we enjoy more for a long stay.

Date of stay: February 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Brooklyn, New York
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2 reviews
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“ Beautiful views ”
Reviewed 29 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017
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Beautiful apartments and amazing views. A great place to stay for a longer time on Lake Atitlan - apartments were spacious, kitchen was well-equipped, grounds were spectacular and views were mind-boggling. Also, very helpful staff on site and friendly neighbors! A wonderful community!

Date of stay: January 2017
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Milton, Canada
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem!”
Reviewed 17 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016
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We had an amazing stay at Pasaj Cap from December 5th – 17th.

Where to start? Pierre had pre-arranged our transfer from Guatemala City to Pasaj Cap and everything went flawlessly. Before leaving Guatemala City our driver stopped at Walmart where we grabbed most of our supplies for the two weeks.

We arrived at Pasaj Cap shortly after 3pm and the amazing staffs on site were there to assist with the bags and showed us to our unit. We stayed in the Copacabana loft and loved everything about it. Off course the view being the main asset. We even moved the sofa in front of the window and spent countless hours just taking in the views and enjoying how peaceful the place was. We opened the windows fully on arrival and they remained that way for the length of our stay. The unit itself is beautifully decorated and had everything one can need in the kitchen. The water cooler is an added bonus and we never had to worry about having enough drinkable water. The roof top terrace is also a beautiful feature; it was great to sit up there with a drink and a book in the afternoon. The breeze from Lake Atitlan was always welcome. The terrace is equipped with two very comfy loungers, a table and a hammock. It’s also a great spot to stare at the stars.

The property itself is gorgeous and impeccably maintained. They work at it every day and are always making improvements. It also felt very secure as the two entry points are locked and a key is required to gain access to the property itself. For new arrival or delivery they actually have to ring a bell and be let in by Staff on site.

There are two docks by the water: one where you can hop on the water taxi and go to any little town around the lake. The water taxis are frequent; they start early in the morning and run until sun down. The other dock is for the swimmers to climb back up. The water was refreshing to say the least but my husband enjoyed his morning swims almost daily.

Pierre the owner resides on site and is usually around to answer any questions you have.

Bugs were not a problem at all while we were there, like I mentioned, we kept the windows wide open and were not bothered.

The town of San Marcos La Laguna is approximately a 15-20 minute walk from Pasaj Cap. There you can find small shops and restaurants. The bigger grocery stores are located in Pana, a 30 minute boat ride from Pasaj Cap.

Every town as something to offer and it’s worth the boat ride even if you just walk around and take in the sites.

Kayaking on Lake Atitlan is a must. Do it in the morning as the waves and the wind pick up in the afternoon. Your arms will thank you for that.

I have no hesitations what so ever and would recommend Pasaj Cap to anyone who wants to visit Lake Atitlan. It’s the perfect place for some TLC, no television, and no radios. The WIFI worked great anywhere on the property.

We will definitely return.

Date of stay: December 2016
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Whitecourt, Canada
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“excellent stay”
Reviewed 14 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

We rented a house from Pierre ,it was exactly as the picture Pierre send us living ,kitchen and dinning all open .Lovely view of the moutains .Large Separte bedroom lots of storage. A private fenced yard and a sun bathing area on the roof.Pierre and the his staff were excellent and we will return.

Date of stay: December 2016
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“A little paradise in the middle of Atitlan Lake :)”
Reviewed 9 September 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Great place to stay in company of your love ones, it has a wonderful view of the lake and volcanos in the middle of nowhere with all the services included, excellent service and friendly environment, Pierre, is a great host and always there to help you and give you the best advice of all the nicest spots to visit around the area.
The apartaments are clean and make you feel so relaxed and away from the rest of the world, you can have a delicious breakfast in front of the lake and volcanos and a wine and cheese afternoon looking at the sunset!
I strongly recommend this place and I'm looking forward to going back there next year :)

Date of stay: June 2016
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
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