The Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort & Nature Reserve conceived and created the eco-lodge, designing, engineering, building and decorating in an organic process that is still unfolding. The hotel sees nature and culture as an asset to be protected and respected by sustainable tourism. Encompassed by mountains and volcanoes, immersed within the 100 acre nature reserve, the luxuriously natural Eco-Resort is perched on the shores of the beautiful and mystical Lake Atitlan. Also the entry into this Mayan world begins by boat. Inspired by nature the lodge is built from volcanic stone, adobe, wood and palm. Spacious suites with large private balconies offer spectacular views over the lake to the volcanoes. The stage of the restaurant is set – the lake amphitheater is in surround 3D – the sun descends to the underworld – a celebration of the night begins at the Lava Bar!
CUISINE AT LAGUNA LODGE ECO RESORT
Zotz is a full service international lakefront restaurant which serves fine Eco-Cuisine with distinctive flavor and quality from natural foods. Fresh organic vegetables, greens and herbs come from their gardens or local farmers and tropical fruits from the nearby Pacific Coast. Organic superiority enhances the flavor and health value of the produce which is meticulously prepared. The skilled team use free range eggs, local cheeses, legumes, grains, nuts, seeds, and spices with culinary wisdom to create fine dishes with exotic pizza. Each season nature offers a new palette to create dishes from with native plants, flowers and fungi foraged from the mountains of our reserve. A selection of breads are baked in house daily. Particular attention is given to dietary requests. They use famous highland shade grown organic coffee from the nature reserve and local farmers. A fine selection of imported wine, beer and spirits from Guatemala and around the world are served with a smile!
Once you arrive at the hacienda do not forget to ask your host for the “Romantic candle-light dinner” arrangements with a sweeping lake and volcano view creates a surreal ambience. On cooler evenings a large river stone and jasper fire place warms the restaurant.
Nature reserve paths traverse Mayan trails and ceremonial rocks. In testimony to its ancient past, after rain one can sometimes find a piece of obsidian flint on the paths around the area. Palm thatched pavilions offer panoramic views of the entire lake. For adventure enthusiasts the grounds have rock cliffs for climbing, rappelling and cliff jumping. The lake can be explored using our kayaks and canoes.