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Villa Santa Catarina pool

Villa Santa Catarina

A peaceful base in the village of Santa Catarina Polopó

Alfresco dining with panoramic lake views

Perched above the tranquil shores of Lake Atitlan, Villa Santa Catarina offers a serene escape just 4km from Panajachel.

Nestled in the quaint village of Santa Catarina Polopó, this colonial-style gem exudes charm and tranquillity.

At the heart of the hotel lies a beautiful, landscaped garden, home to a medium-sized swimming pool bordered by inviting loungers and verdant lawns. Overlooking this oasis is an open-air terrace restaurant and bar, perfect for alfresco dining with panoramic lake views.

Inspired by the vibrant culture of the nearby village renowned for its traditional costumes, Villa Santa Catarina's 38 rooms are adorned with bursts of colour and exquisite textiles. Set across two floors, each stylish room features a terrace or balcony, offering magnificent vistas of the pool, Lake Atitlan, or the surrounding mountains.

While the hotel offers a wonderful restaurant and bar, guests can also explore dining options in nearby Panajachel, a mere ten-minute drive away. For adventure seekers, a range of activities awaits, from boating and fishing to windsurfing and waterskiing. Guided tours to indigenous lakeside villages and nearby hot springs are also readily arranged, promising unforgettable experiences amidst Guatemala's stunning highland landscapes.

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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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