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The Highlands Hotels

La Iguana Perdida


  • Good value
  • Lots of activity


  • Young vibe
  • Difficult to find space on weekends

Fodor's Review

The traditionally backpacker-oriented "Lost Iguana" is part hotel and part summer camp. It hasn't forgotten its roots, but has upgraded some of its offerings, which range from simple to splendid. The restaurant ($) serves up good family-style meals, and the dormitory rooms can hold up to eight of your traveling companions. For a bit more privacy, choose one of the stone-floor, thatch-roof bungalows—each has its own balcony—lit with kerosene lamps. (Even the nicer rooms

are a good value.) Guests tend to be fairly young—most come for scuba-diving courses. You can also choose between Spanish, art, or weaving classes, too. Stop by for the Saturday-night barbecue, even if you aren't staying here.

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Hotel Information


Santa Cruz La Laguna, Santa Cruz La Laguna, 07014, Guatemala


/5706–4117; /7762–2621-in Panajachel

Hotel Details:

  • No credit cards
  • 14 rooms, 3 cabins, 2 dormitory rooms

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