Santa Catarina Palopó is a small and traditional town that’s set a few miles east of Panajachel. The town, which rises into the hills above the lake, is set in a lovely location. While strolling the streets of Santa Catarina you can look out over the blue waters of Lake Atitlán and see three volcanoes in the distance. The town itself is fairly quiet, but is a good place to shop for handicrafts, go swimming, and take it easy.
Villa Santa Catarina is located near the shores of Lake Atitlán. This gives guests incredible views of the lake and the three distant volcanoes. The grounds are well maintained and have a nice assortment of tropical plants and flowers, which are often visited by various bird species. The setting gives the hotel a pleasant atmosphere and the friendly staff makes guests feel well cared-for.
The 38 rooms at Villa Santa Catarina are arranged in two-story buildings. The rooms are simply but tastefully decorated and have balconies that offer up magnificent views of Lake Atitlán. All rooms come equipped with a private bathroom, hot water shower, and bath amenities. Cable TVs come standard, as does a desk and wardrobe. The hotel’s suites are slightly larger and have a living room.
Guests can enjoy a range of international and local specialties at the onsite restaurant. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The staff is attentive and the food is good. Waking up to French-pressed coffee while looking out over the lake is a fabulous way to start your day. Beer, wine, and cocktails can be ordered from the bar and room service is available from 7:00 AM till 8:30 PM.
There is a large outdoor pool where guests can swim. The pool is set squarely in the sun and the surrounding deck offers up a good place to lie on lounge chairs and catch some rays. Other activities at Villa Santa Catarina include Ping-Pong and billiards tables.
Free wireless Internet is offered in the lobby, restaurant and garden. Other hotel services include laundry service, currency exchange, and the use of a safety deposit box at the reception. Villa Santa Catarina also has a ballroom that can accommodate up to 50 people. This is a nice setting for hosting seminars, business meetings, and weddings.