From $170/month – min. 1 month
Up amongst the tree tops and banana trees of Santa Cruz are 2 rustic, but cosy studio rooms for rent. They are perfect for volunteers or those on a budget, who would like to rent by the month. If you are looking to volunteer, there are many NGOs always looking. In fact, the owner of this property has her own project helping women in the village. (If you would like more information about this, please contact us, and also check out our links page.)
The rooms are perfect for one person with simple cooking facilities, a balcony area to sit outside and look at the lush garden. There is a shared bathroom with solar hot water shower.
The second room (no photos at present) is now available as well, which is very similar, with the same shared bathroom.
It is perfectly located just 5 min up-hill walk from the Hotel La Iguana Perdida that serves 3 meals a day, plus offers scuba diving, along with many other things and often has live music in the evenings, but it is the Saturday BBQs that you shouldn’t miss! This is a great place too for hanging out and meeting people. There are 4 other hotels nearby that also offer food, and a great place for renting kayaks and taking hiking tours.
The area of Santa Cruz is one of the quietest and most popular around the lake. It boasts spectacular views of the sunrise, sunset, AND all-day-long views of all three volcanoes across the lake!
Santa Cruz is only accessible by boat (10-20 mins), but it is the closest village to the main transport hub and commercial centre on Lake Atitlan: Panajachel (Pana to locals). Here is where you find banks, ATMs, grocery stores, delis, cafes, pharmacies, restaurants, bars, and the wonderful local market overflowing with fresh fruit and vegetables. Although every Saturday at the Iguana Perdida Hotel there is a Farmers’ Market.
Always bring a flashlight/torch for night time wanders, as no street lights!
There is NO internet, but usb mobile devices work well here.
Santa Cruz, Solola