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La Lancha Resort

La Lancha Hotel in Lake Peten Itza, Guatemala.

Photo: Courtesy of Coppola Resorts

Lake Peten Itza
Tikal, Guatemala
TEL: 502-7928-8331

This jungle hotel certainly has pedigree: it’s one of Francis Ford Coppola’s luxurious Latin American retreats. Over the years, the famous winemaker (and award-winning director) has opened or acquired hideaways in some of his favorite spots: Belize, Buenos Aires, and here, in northern Guatemala. La Lancha is said to be his favorite—and for good reason. Tucked away in a rainforest filled with howler monkeys and toucans, 10 thatched-roof casitas are decorated with antique Guatemalan furniture and colorful, locally made handicrafts. Thanks to the open-air Guatemalan restaurant and the split-level pool, travelers might imagine that they’ve come to settle in. But calm Lake Petén Itzá is perfect for canoe and kayak excursions, and the bustling island town of Flores is a short lancha trip away. Plus there’s historic Tikal—the ideal day trip.

Room to Book:

Book one of the Lakeview casitas, all with hammocks, deck chairs, and unobstructed views of Lake Petén Itzá.

Insider Tip:

Pack a sturdy pair of sneakers or hiking boots: the meandering trail that leads to the beach and the uphill paths that connect the casitas to the main lodge may be challenging for some travelers.


Open / Closes
  • Breakfast Included
  • Concierge
  • Family Friendly
  • Gay Friendly
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kids' Programs
  • Luxury Boutique Hotel
  • Laundry Service
  • Maid Service
  • Minimum Stay Required
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service
  • Seasonal
  • Turndown
  • WiFi
  • Water Sports

Number of Rooms: 10

Number of Suites:

Year Opened: 2003



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