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Porta Hotel del Lago

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Porta Hotel del Lago is located in the town of Panajachel, in Guatemala’s Sololá department, just 90 miles (145 km) from the capital city, by the waters of the world's most beautiful lake: Atitlán.

This lake is surrounded by three beautiful volcanoes -- Tolimán volcano at 10,335 feet (3,150 m), Atitlán at 11,604 feet (3537 m) and San Pedro at 9,908 feet (3020 m) above sea level. It is the only place in the country where, in such a small area, there is a huge level of cultural diversity reflected in the various dress and customs of each of the 12 communities living around the Lake Atitlan basin.

Details:

Rooms:

100 rooms on five floors, divided into the following categories:

All rooms have high-end amenities specifically designed for our guests. We have rooms specially equipped for guests with special needs or handicaps, and also welcome small pets.

  • The first and second level has standard rooms with two double beds and a bathroom with a shower. Rooms on the first floor have garden access and the second floor has balconies.
  • The third, fourth and fifth level are deluxe rooms with two double beds, a bathroom with a tub and a balcony with a spectacular view of the lake.
  • Our suites are located at both ends of each floor. Of the 10 suites, three have a single king-size bed and the rest have two double beds. The balconies are twice as large and the view of the lake varies, depending on which floor you’re on.

Making a Difference:

Certification Score
Environmental management:
97%
Sociocultural management:
100%
Business management:
99%
Overall Performance:
99%
Supporting Community
Number of Employees:
89
Percentage of local employees:
78

At Porta Hotel del Lago, we have been committed to sustainability since 2010. We have developed programs based on our sustainability management system, which includes goals designed to mitigate our negative impacts on the environment through monitoring and evaluation. We also have project that benefit and support the development of our local community. The best practices we have implemented have made us a national and international example in the tourism industry, giving us the opportunity to serve as educators in sustainable tourism. We participate in conferences and student forums at the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala and Rafael Landívar University, and international universities such as the State University of New York (SUNY).

Forest canopy - photo by Sergio Izquierdo

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