Nearby is Tikal, the epicenter of Maya spirituality. Buried deep within the rainforest, the ruins include more than 3,000 structures where moss clings to the steps of ancient temples and plazas.
With its beautiful lakeshore setting, relaxed ambiance, and close proximity to the lost world of Maya, La Lancha is an ideal destination to both enjoy a languid pace and explore the many adventures of the Petén region.
The lodge is located an hour away from the Belize border and only a 45-minute drive from the magnificent Maya ruins of Tikal and the Maya Biosphere Reserve.
La Lancha's open-air restaurant is situated under the Main Lodge’s thatch roof, with spectacular views of the forest canopy and Lago Petén Itzá.
Enjoy a cooked breakfast accompanied by the morning chorus of parakeet and ground doves along with the occasional call of the resident howler monkeys.
Dinner features authentic Guatemalan dishes such as Chilaquiles, beef tenderloin served with chiltepe peppercorn sauce and grilled on the open parilla, and Suban Ik (‘God’s meal’), a traditional dish containing chicken, beef, rice, and spices.
Indulge in delectable Guatemalan dining and unwind with a cocktail at one of the newest rooftop bars in Guatemala, located just above our restaurant.
Across the lake, the ancient island capital of the Itzá tribe, Tayasal, now lies under the cobbled streets and colonial buildings of modern day Flores.
La Lancha’s ideal location makes it easy to explore the wonders of the ancient Maya. The spectacular monuments of Tikal, Uxactun, Yaxhá, Topoxte, Nakum, Dos Pilas, Aguateca, and Seibal can all be visited by day tour, and helicopter access during the summer months opens up other mighty Maya sites such as El Mirador, Dos Pilas, El Perú, and Cancuén.
The neighboring forest lends itself to a wide range of Guatemala activities and adventure options as well, whether it be an aerial walkway, zip line, horseback riding, or jungle trail, while Lago Petén Itzá can be enjoyed by canoe, kayak, or boat.
Nestled in the forest with a partial view of Lago Petén Itzá, these Casitas feature a queen-size bed and a comfortable private bathroom. The furniture is sourced from Guatemalan producers and our Guatemala luxury hideaway décor features many locally made arts and crafts. Outside, enjoy a covered deck with hammocks and chairs ideal for an afternoon nap.
Each Lakeview suite has a stunning view over Lago Petén Itzá. The suite is a private dwelling that offers a master bedroom with king-size bed and full bathroom, a separate generous size living room with sleeper sofa and wet bar, a second half bathroom and an expansive covered deck with hammock and chairs.
Rainforest Junior Suite
Cross a ravine to our newly built Rainforest Junior Suites, which sit high above lush vegetation overlooking Lake Petén Itza. The suite is ideal for couples looking for a peaceful getaway. Private and intimate, each has a king-size bed, a main living area with a sleeper sofa, full bathroom with shower and dual shower heads, and a wooden deck set up with chairs and hammocks to take in the balmy evenings. Hand-picked artifacts, furniture and décor from around the area lend to the exotic feel of the accommodation.