View from one of the many outside ranchos at Pasajcap


I haven’t written that much about the places that I have stopped in, but I really need to make an exception for Pasajcap, which was my home for a week on the shores of Lake Atitlan.

Set up on the hillside that rises on the path between San Marcos and Tzununa, Pasajcap is a collection of small houses and apartments that overlook the lake. Each of the properties has an enormous picture window with views of the volcanoes across the lake.

Hammock in front of a window with a view of the volcano behind
Volcano view at Pasajcap

As well as being a relatively short tuk-tuk ride from the centre of San Marcos, Pasajcap also has its own private jetty on the lake. I arrived directly from San Pedro by taking a public boat and asking to be dropped off there.

The private jetty at Pasajcap with a view across the lake of the volcano
Pasajcap`s private jetty

The property has been beautifully designed by the French owner, Pierre. I spent a wonderfully relaxed week there in between my San Pedro Spanish language fortnight and my flight to the (much less relaxing, but fun) Bogota.

There are ranchos dotted around the properties which are covered areas with sun loungers and hammocks. Pierre was usually on hand and happy to suggest and arrange excursions out, his arrival usually being announced by the appearance of his three German Shepherds who follow him around all day.

View from one of the many outside ranchos at Pasajcap
Lounging outside at Pasajcap

Oh, and as if that isn’t luxurious enough, there is also a helicopter landing pad, for the full Bond Villain Hideout experience!

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