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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.

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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.

Rainforest Casitas

Nestled in the forest with a partial view of Lago Petén Itzá, these Casitas feature a queen-size bed and a comfortable private bathroom. The furniture is sourced from Guatemalan producers and our Guatemala luxury resort décor features many locally made arts and crafts. Outside, enjoy a covered deck with hammocks and chairs ideal for an afternoon nap.

Lakeview Suite

Each Lakeview suite has a stunning view over Lago Petén Itzá. The suite is a private dwelling that offers a master bedroom with queen-size bed and full bathroom, a separate generous size living room with sleeper sofa and wet bar, a second half bathroom and an expansive covered deck with hammock and chairs. Visits from the friendly howler monkeys right up to the edge of the decks leave no question of the natural surroundings.

Location

Lake Petén Itzá
Peten District, Guatemala 

La Lancha is tucked into the rainforest high above the shore of Lago Petén Itzá 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.

 

Staff & Dining

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. 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.

Enjoy an aged Guatemalan rum drink at our restaurant’s bar or at our lakefront bar. Our restaurant bar offers two options, one within the restaurant and a second secluded bar in our library overlooking the restaurant. A cocktail or refreshing local beer is ideally enjoyed at our lakefront bar with unparalleled panoramic views of Lake Petén Itzá. It is worth the journey down to the lakefront to unwind and relax.

 

Things to Do

Across the lake, the ancient island capital of the Itzá tribe, Tayasal, now lies under the cobbled streets and colonial buildings of modern day Flores. La Lancha’s ideal location makes it easy to explore the wonders of the ancient Maya. The spectacular monuments of Tikal, Uxactun, Yaxhá, Topoxte, Nakum, Dos Pilas, Aguateca, and Seibal can all be visited by day tour, and helicopter access during the summer months opens up other mighty Maya sites such as El Mirador, Dos Pilas, El Perú, and Cancuén.

Adventure Guatemalan and Belizean style with a ten night safari. Experience the unique beauty and features of all three of our award-winning resorts, along with exclusive access to the second largest rainforest in the Western Hemisphere and the world’s second largest barrier reef. Between taking various tours, indulging in the delicious cuisine at our many restaurants, or simply relaxing, our expert guides will host several activities in our most comprehensive package ever, showcasing the best of this remarkable region.