From $15/night, $90/week & $225/month – Min. 2 nights – Max. 2 people
A cute, qwirky, tree-house-like wooden casita looking through the tree tops towards Lake Atitlan and the volcanoes beyond. The perfect budget place to hang out for 1 person or a couple. The main structure of Casita Claridad consists of a living area and then short stairs up to a double mattress on a platform. An outside balcony is perfect to hang a hammock and watch the changing light.
The simply-equipped kitchen is in a separate building just below and then the bamboo bathroom is a few steps away with a view to write home about!
The gardens of this beautiful property, called Sharyanka, on the Bay of Paxanax, Santa Cruz are shared by two other slightly larger casitas, Poder & Armonia; the main vacation, lake-front villa, Villa Verdad; along with the sauna, meditation pagoda, and private dock, which is just perfect for catching a few rays and diving off into the clear, calm, morning waters. A peaceful and tranquil spot that is hard to beat.
Sharyanka is on the bay of Paxanax, which is part of the Kakchiquel village of Santa Cruz. Part of its charm is that it is only accessible by boat from the main commercial and transport hub of Pana(jachel). The boat ride is only 10-20 min and Pana provides everything you need with regard to grocery and market shopping, tipica and souvenir shopping, banks, ATMs, bars, cafes and internet cafes. There are no grocery stores in Santa Cruz, but there are 5 hotels that all have restaurants and a great little Saturday morning Farmers’ Market at Hotel La Iguana Perdida.
- 1 double bed (mattress on platform)
- Living area with sofa/single bed (foaM mattress)
- Outside porch
- Simply-equipped kitchen
- Bathroom with electric shower
- Includes electricity and daily guardian
- Shared gardens, meditation pagoda, sauna and private dock
- NO INTERNET, but a USB mobile stick can be bought cheaply in Pana
- Daily Guardian (Mon-Sat) – Does not live on the premises
- Gas and drinking water not included, but complimentary bottles of both on arrival
- Cat on premises
Please note guests renting Villa Verdad have priority for use of the sauna.
Perfect for artists and writers, or just those looking for a peaceful and cheap retreat.
Always bring a flashlight/torch for night time wanders, as no street lights!