Casa Palolpo pool

Wednesday’s Wish Trip- Casa Palopó, Lake Atitlan, Guatamala


Poised in the Guatamalan Highlands sits Lake Atitlan, the deepest lake in Central America. Atitlan is surrounded by three volcanoes, Toliman, Atitlán and San Pedro, and is home to about one dozen rustic Mayan villages. Atitlan is known as an outdoor paradise, so when you pack your bags be ready to kayak, (SUP) stand up paddle board or bike. Not so athletic?  Pack a good book and your guilty pleasures, yes we know you travel with a stack of OK and People magazines….kick back on the patio at Casa Palopo, a 9 room (and villa) boutique property and watch the world go by their infinity edge pool.  While just twelve years old, CP has become one of Latin America’s luxury facilities with L’Occitane spa products, fine Italian linens and available butler service in the villa. They are happy to arrange tours to indigenous markets, colorful villages or try your hand at lake fishing. Make sure to enjoy 6.8 Palopo, their restaurant for Chilaquiles– a traditional Guatamalan breakfast of corn tortilla chips smothered in rich tomatoes, smoked chorizo, a red pepper and onion sauce, covered with cream and melted mozzarella.

(Photos courtesy of Casa Palopó)


Casa Palopó pool

Casa Palopó

Casa Palopó sitting-area

Casa Palopó