Set in the rainforest high above the shores of Lago Petén Itzá is La Lancha, a quaint, 10-room lodge decorated with furniture, fabrics, and carvings from Guatemala personally selected by the Coppola family. With its beautiful lakeshore setting, relaxed ambiance, and close proximity to the lost world of Maya, La Lancha is an ideal destination to both enjoy a languid pace and explore the many adventures of the Petén region.
Where: La Lancha is a boutique hotel in Guatemala, tucked into the rainforest high above the shore of Lago Petén Itza in Guatemala's largest and most northern department, the Petén. The lodge is located an hour away from the Belize border and only a 45-minute drive from the magnificent Maya ruins of Tikal and the Maya Biosphere Reserve.
Fact: Guatemala means ‘land of the trees’.
Language: Spanish is the official language.
Foodie: La Lancha's open-air restaurant in Guatemala is situated under the Main Lodge’s thatch roof, with spectacular views of the forest canopy and Lago Petén Itzá. Enjoy a cooked breakfast accompanied by the morning chorus of parakeet and ground doves along with the occasional call of the resident howler monkeys. Dinner features authentic Guatemalan dishes such as Chilaquiles, beef tenderloin served with chiltepe peppercorn sauce and grilled on the open parilla, and Suban Ik (‘God’s meal’), a traditional dish containing chicken, beef, rice, and spices. Indulge in delectable Guatemalan dining and unwind with a cocktail at one of the newest rooftop bars in Guatemala, located just above our restaurant.
Activities/Attractions: Lake Swimming, Pool, Canoeing, Temazcal, Tours, and Safari.