villa in the valley in jaibalito at lago de atitlan
3 sleeping rooms - 6 guests - 3 beds - 1 bath

casa leyla is a beautiful villa in jaibalito in the middle of nature, very private and quietly situated in the forests over town but still connected. breathtaking panoramic views over lake atitlán and the volcanos in a beautiful landscape for an unforgettable time at lago de atitlan. bright living space, 3 sleeping rooms (2 with lakeviews), for up to 3 couples or a family. private tropical garden all fenced in, hot water, internet, big nice bath. 10-15 minutes forest walk/easy hike up from the public boatdock.

please bring a flashlight or a headlight.
the path to the house is an easy hike up through jaibalito (ca 8 minutes) and then 5-7 min on a stony jungle path through the forrest. slight inclination. it can be a challenge at night, with hard rain or for people with handicaps.
the house can not be reached by car, motorcycle nor by tuktuk. just by foot.
if you want we can organize that your luggage gets carried up safely, the prices depend on your luggage. please ask before your stay.

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$950 /month 
plus $30 cleaning fee

3 sleeping rooms
3 double beds



1 bathroom
(warm water)

fenced in garden

panoramic lakeview

sauna (optional)

1 terrace


  • basic equipment
  • kitchen basics: pots and pans, oil, salt, pepper, coffee, tea
  • dishes and silverware
  • warm water (gas)
  • closets
  • dining table
  • oven
  • refrigerator 
  • stove
  • private entrance
  • please ask for long-term rent

getting there

jaibalito is only accessable by boat. 

coming from panajachel go to "tzanjuyu" boat dock and take a public or private boat direction santa cruz la laguna. exit the boat at the public boat dock in jaibalito which is one regular stop after the town of santa cruz la laguna (please ask the boat driver for jaibalito). 

coming from san pedro go to "muelle de pana" boat dock at nicks place and take a public or private boat direction panajachel. exit the boat at the public boat dock in jaibalito which is one regular stop after the town of tzununa (please ask the boat driver for jaibalito). 

jaibalito has no road/car access.



where you are

jaibalito is one of the smallest mayan villages at the shores of lago de atitlán, but it is becoming one of the most wanted and most beloved by foreigners and tourists. the proverbial remoteness, geographical seclusion and spectacular location, besides being so close to tzununa and san marcos, but most of all the very warm and welcoming people make jaibalito so very special and incomparable. you can only access it over the water by boat or one of the steep and stony footpaths from a surrounding village. there are no roads coming in, no chickenbuses, no cars nor trucks. just some locally operating tuktuks. jaibalito is located at the popular north shore, which provides you while hiking or just standing at the public pier with an incredible view of the 3 enormous volcanoes on the south side of the most beautiful lake in the world. jaibalito is surrounded by a breathtaking landscape, steep green hills wind up the horizon dominating the dramatic scenario. a hiker's  paradise. the weather in these highlands of guatemala is always warm but never hot. the dry mountain air is clean and energizing. the sight of the deep blue lake creates a mystical feeling, and even if you live here permanently, it is always inspiring. in this idyllic scenery you will find a seclusion from the outside world with all the luxury and comfort in your rental home.

from the very small village of jaibalito you can reach towns like san marcos, santa cruz, san juan, san pedro, tzununa or even panajachel by boat in a few minutes. do your shoppings in panajachel or your yoga and meditation class in san marcos, visit san juan the famous "pueblo magico", stop by the colourful local farmers markets all around the lake, visit and learn first hand about the local history, local businesses and local art, do some paddle boarding, jet skiing or hiking, lern spanish ... or just enjoy a colourful sunset in one of the lakefront bistros or on the beach. the joyful possibilities are endless.

lago de atitlán is one of "the three jewels" of guatemala and the new world in general, besides antigua guatemala and tikal national park and a major destination for tourist from the whole world.


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