Update on our Furry Friends

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It’s been a while since we’ve talked about our furry friends at Isla Verde, so we thought we’d give you an update. Umpa:  So it turns out that our pregnancy suspicions were wrong.  Umpa was not actually pregnant, but had probably eaten something twice her size!  In the meantime, when she’s not hunting, Umpa can […]

Ecotourism in Guatemala

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A trip to Guatemala offers the chance to do an endless number of amazing things.  In just one trip, one can kayak, go zip lining, hike a volcano, visit a coffee plantation, learn how to weave, go swimming in a beautiful lake or go paragliding.  And these are just things to do around Lake Atitlan.  […]

Lake Atitlan´s Xocomil wind

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Lake Atitlan is the destination for thousands of people every year and is claimed to be one of the most beautiful places on earth. It provides a sense of natural wonderment found in few other places in Guatemala. The native Mayan culture compliments the mystique of the lake with traditional lifestyle and culture. But anyone […]

San Pedro Volcano

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As a hotel, Isla Verde prides itself on providing a tranquil and calm experience to all of our guests.  Most people who come to Isla Verde indulge in relaxing activities like massages, yoga classes or a quick dip into the cool waters of Lake Atitlan.  Other visitors come to Lake Atitlan to test their minds […]

Day Trips Around Lake Atitlan – San Juan La Laguna

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San Juan La Laguna is one of the smaller villages around Lake Atitlan, but it makes for a great day-trip destination from Isla Verde.  This tiny pueblito is home to cooperatives that sell traditional textiles, paintings, weavings and other Guatemalan goodies that serve as great souvenirs for family and friends back home.  Plus, traditional practices […]

Isla Verde’s Event Space

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Isla Verde is a perfect place to host your private event. Our covered, outdoor area is built to serve different purposes. Made of bamboo that comes from the beaches of Guatemala,  it provides a gorgeous view of Lake Atitlán, creating a beautiful, natural setting.   Even if you’re not planning an all-out event, this area is […]

Recycling at Isla Verde

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Recycling is perhaps one of the most eco-friendly and ecological things that you can do.  Recycling reduces the consumption and production of new materials, reduces energy usage, reduces air pollution (from incineration) and water pollution (from landfilling) and lowers greenhouse gas emissions.  Isla Verde takes recycling seriously.  Very seriously.   We try to reduce the amount […]

Worry Dolls

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Ever wish that you could express your worries to someone every night before going to bed and then have those worries disappear by morning?  Well, this was the thought when Mayans originally began making Worry Dolls.  Worry Dolls are colorful, hand-woven dolls that vary in size and originate in Guatemala.  Their use is quite simple.  […]

New Years Eve at Isla Verde

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Have plans for New Years Eve?  How about a classy, romantic dinner alongside the most beautiful lake in the world? Isla Verde is hosting a New Years Eve meal for the 31st of December.   Join us for delicious food, beautiful atmosphere and post-meal entertainment.  Isla Verde will provide the style and setting that you’ve always […]

End of the world Special

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For this special occasion that only takes place every 5200 years, the Oxlajuj Baktun or 13 baktun, we´re hoping for nothing but a positive change for the world. Here at Isla Verde we are releasing a special for this week. Stay with us for one night and get the 2nd one half price from the […]