About This Listing
Gecko Rooms : 10 new single beds in a spectacular 2 level wooden cabana, 2 balconies, hammocks, amazing views,shared bathroom,hot-water, drinking water, lockers, towels, restaurant and bar on the lake.kayaks.
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Gecko Rooms offer economical shared accomodation on Lake Atitlan, great views, tropical gardens, swimming, private dock where the public boats stop, very convenient and central for exploring the rest of the lake. Both road and lake access. Maya Moon Lodge has a restaurant,bar and is great for swimming, We have free kayaks and tubes
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Free Wi Fi, pure drinking water, use of kayaks and tubes. Restaurant and Bar with full menu.
Interaction with Guests
Maya Moon Lodge is a friendly, relaxed place to stay. We enjoy a lot of interaction with the guests in the day-to-day running of the Lodge. The restaurant and bar are lake front and boast spectacular views.
Lake Atitlán (Lago de Atitlán) is a large endothermic lake (one that does not flow to the sea) in the Guatemalan Highlands. While Atitlán is recognized to be the deepest lake in Central America, its bottom has not been completely sounded. Estimates of its maximum depth range up to 340 meters. The lake is shaped by deep escarpments which surround it and by three volcanoes on its southern flank. Lake Atitlán's further characterized by towns and villages of the Maya people. The lake is volcanic in origin, filling an enormous caldera formed in an eruption 84,000 years ago. It is renowned as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, and Aldous Huxley famously wrote of it: "Lake Como, it seems to me, touches on the limit of permissibly picturesque, but Atitlán is Como with additional embellishments of several immense volcanoes. It really is too much of a good thing." The lake basin supports extensive coffee growth and a variety of farm crops, most notably corn. Other significant agricultural products include onions, beans, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic, chile verde, strawberries, avocados and pitaya fruit. The lake itself is rich in animal life which provides a significant food source for the largely indigenous population. Tzununa is a friendly, safe village.
Public transport is very easy from Maya Moon Lodge, which is centrally located at Lake Atitlàn. Public ferry boats stop at our private dock every 20 minutes and tuc tucs are available at a moments notice for road travel.
Other Things to Note
Lake Atitlàn is a clean and great spot to swim and float on tubes while admiring the lake's five volcanoes.
Come to paradise, relax, enjoy the view!
I booked Maya Moon from Canada for my girlfriend who was stranded in San Pedro. Fiona was extremely helpful and prompt with her replies. Once my girlfriend arrived she said she never wanted to leave it was so relaxing! Thanks for everything!
Fiona was a lovely host and it was hard to leave. Maya Moon is a wonderful location, gorgeous views, lovely water front, easy to get to, and an easy (dusty) walk to San Marcos la Laguna. Food was brilliant. Staff was accommodating. Shower was hot. The bunk house itself is more like a hostel than anything else, and we were surprised to be sharing it with staff and other guests. However, because of this, we did pick up another German girl to join us on our next eco-trek into the jungle.
I would highly recommend Maya Moon lodge for a rest while traveling in Guatemala. Plan to spend at least a few days there!
Thanks Jeremy. Glad you had a good time .
We do rent the Gecko Rooms for private groups which is a fixed price for the whole place, otherwise we charge by the person. Sorry if there was any confusion but you did pay per person not for the whole place.
We hope to see you again.Thanks again .Fiona
Beautiful property with friendly people and a gorgeous view of volcanoes. Their restaurant is your only convenient food option, but the food is fresh, tasty and healthy. I really enjoyed the hammocks and going to sleep with the sound of lake waves.
We had a fabulous time staying at Maya Moon Lodge! It is even more beautiful than can possibly be described and photographed. An oasis of quiet and beauty, with easy boat access to other villages to explore, great swimming and kayaking, as well as great paths to explore on land, including a 20 minute walk to San Marcos with many amenities. All of us (7 folks, ages 6 to 50) had a fabulous time and felt well cared for. We ate most of our meals at the Maya Moon's restaurant, which we also greatly enjoyed.
Fiona and Chris have created their own little secluded part of the lake. If you're looking for a bit of down time at a place with a beautiful view, this is your place.They have a restaurant on site, but they will also give you plenty of recommendations in the towns nearby as well. They have been living on the lake for several years and have a lot local knowledge.
As for the rooms, they are simple but neat and clean. The shared dorm, were I stayed, is a great deal. It has a ridiculously good view of the lake and is comfortable and clean and the hillside around the structures is lush and green.
The private dock makes it easy to get right to Maya Moon from Panajachel. The only downside is that if you want to go into town, it's a twenty minute walk or so. This wouldn't deter me at all from staying here again though. This is a great find, and I wouldn't hesitate at all to recommend it to anyone looking for some downtime on the lake with accommodating hosts.
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About the Host, Maya Moon
Fiona & Chris
Maya Moon Lodge was jointly created by Chris and Fiona who came to Lake Atitlán at the beginning of 2001 and fell in love with the place.They both decided to visit again, and eventually in 2006, they came to live at the lake. Within a year they found this piece of land which was barren without electricity or running water. It was over two years before they were able to live on the property, part of that time they lived in Panajachel, San Marcos, Jaibalito, Tzununá, and a camper van. Neither Chris nor Fiona spoke any Spanish and had never been involved in building of property of any sort, let alone in a foreign country where the villagers spoke there local dialects, such as Kaqchickel. It was to be learning curve for everyone involved! At first, the goals were very simple: electricity and then running water. The Dragonfly Room was originally a garage and the owners lived for a while in their camper van out front. The garage was later converted into Casa Dragonfly where they lived for two years, and later the Casa Suena was built by the lake. Later, in July 2012, after five months of traveling in their camper van in Mexico they came back and started to build Maya Moon Lodge. Due to the landscape of the land the idea of cabanas on stilts was decided. They had a three-month break from November to March and the last stage was completed. Finally, in January 2014, they decided that they could open the Lodge to guests. So now the next adventure begins…………. Maya Moon Lodge!
Small underdeveloped village 10 minute walk from Maya Moon Lodge, great for hiking, easy or difficult. Easy walk to the waterfall or Jaibalito . Interestting indigenous village.Few small shops.
easy 20 minute walk from the road entrance at the top of our property or we can call a tuc tuck .or 5 minute boat ride from our private dock the boats stop every 20 min. Many Holistic centers.massage.
San Pedro is a 20 minute boat ride away.many bars, restaurants, etc
san Juan is a 25 min boat ride away or you can travel by road , many fair trade co ops , weaving and beautiful paintings on the walls.