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Casa Palopo

An idyllic Relais & Chateaux escape at Lake Atitlan

Stunning boutique hotel with breathtaking views

As Guatemala's first Relais & Chateaux establishment, Casa Palopó stands as a sanctuary of luxury overlooking beautiful Lake Atitlan, a scenic three-hour drive from Antigua.

This boutique retreat, comprising 15 exquisite rooms, offers a prime location to immerse oneself in the natural splendour of Lake Atitlan and the rich Maya culture of its surroundings, with breathtaking views.

Originally a cherished family abode, the main building houses six original suites, each a vibrant tableau reminiscent of a Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel. Adorned with locally curated artwork and vibrant hues, these suites exude authentic Guatemalan charm.

Six additional suites, overlooking the lush greenery from the hotel's pool deck, offer a more contemporary design while retaining the warmth and texture characteristic of Guatemalan design. Nestled 150 steps above the main building, Villa Palopó presents three spacious suites adorned with modern art and textiles, ideal for groups seeking exclusivity and luxury, complete with a private infinity pool.

At 6.8 Palopó Restaurant, guests can savour a culinary journey blending Guatemalan flavours with international flair, sourced from local farms around the lake. The restaurant's cosy interiors and open terrace afford stunning lake vistas, setting the stage for memorable dining experiences.

Casa Palopó's tranquil ambiance offers an idyllic escape for those seeking relaxation amidst the breathtaking highland landscapes of Guatemala, with ample opportunities for exploration and discovery.

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When to go to Guatemala and Honduras

Month-by-month guide of when to visit Guatemala and Honduras

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January

This month offers warm sunny days and cooler evenings, making it perfect for exploring the highland regions of Guatemala around Antigua and Lake Atitlan.

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February

Similar to January, February offers excellent weather for volcano hiking and exploring Mayan ruins at Tikal and Copan.

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March

The dry season continues with March an ideal month destinations throughout the region. Temperatures are comforable with low humidity in jungle regions.

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April

Depending on the date of Easter, April can be a particularly busy month with the traditional 'Semana Santa' festivals in Antigua.

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May

May marks the start of the rainy season, with higher humidity however it's still possible to enjoy the country's natural beauty with less tourists throughout the country.

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June

The rainfall increases in June, so travellers can take advantage of lower prices and fewer tourists while exploring attractions like Antigua and Tikal.

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July

Despite rain showers, July offers opportunities for exploration is the lush jungle environment. Showers tend to be of a short duration.

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August

The rains become more intense in August, and while travel is possible, some roads may be prone to flooding so journeys are longer.

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September

A rainy month which tends to offer dry mornings with rain in the afternoons, typically for a couple of hours. Accommodation rates are lower, reflecting the wet conditions.

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October

Very similar to September, although the rains will be tapering off towards the end of the month. Patience for travelling around the country is needed if roads are affected.

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November

As the dry season approaches, November is a good month for visiting the region with all the country's highlights accessible.

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December

Weather wise the holiday month of December is very similar to November with the rains tapering off. Enjoy the Christmas festivities in cities like Antigua or Copan in Honduras.

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