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Km. 4 Carretera s Sta. Catarina Palopó, Panajachel 03001 Guatemala
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#5 of 40 hotels in Panajachel
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See why so many travellers make Villas Balam Ya their hotel of choice when visiting Panajachel. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a romantic setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a kitchenette, and you can stay connected during your stay as Villas Balam Ya offers guests free wifi.

The hotel features 24 hour front desk, a convenience store, and beach chairs. Plus, Villas Balam Ya offers a hot tub and free breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

Close to some of Panajachel's most popular landmarks, such as Casa Cakchiquel (1.4 mi) and Church of St Francis (1.4 mi), Villas Balam Ya is a great destination for tourists.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Panajachel filet mignon restaurant such as Guajimbo's, which is a short distance from Villas Balam Ya.

If you are interested in exploring Panajachel, check out La Galeria (1.2 mi), which is a short walk from Villas Balam Ya.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Villas Balam Ya as you experience all of the things Panajachel has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Massage
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Wine / champagne
Canoeing
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Private beach
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Kitchenette
Microwave
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Non-smoking rooms
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Romantic
Lake View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Susan R wrote a review Aug 2022
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In search of a much-needed sabbatical, I booked Jade villa for 10 days. Despite being the “rainy season,” the weather was perfect, allowing me to enjoy all of the calm and gorgeous outdoor spaces on the property. The staff is delightful—so friendly and always excited to provide assistance. The villa amenities are luxurious. While there, I booked two in-villa massages (highly recommend!) and an in-villa típico breakfast, which was delicious. I also enjoyed visiting many of the nearby villages. If you’re looking to visit Lake Atitlan, stay at Villas Balam Ya!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Alice H wrote a review Aug 2022
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My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villas B’alam Ya and we would highly recommend to other travellers. The villas are located on an idelic bit of Lake Atitlán with beautiful gardens. Our cottage was beautiful decorated as well as very clean and comfortable. The kitchen was was very well equipped and we really enjoyed using it. The breakfast was very tasty and it was great being able to use the villa’s kayaks and paddle board. The staff are very friendly and helpful and really helped make our stay here so great.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Susan A wrote a review Apr 2022
Los Angeles, California69 contributions24 helpful votes
Our "treehouse" was artfully and authentically decorated and comfortable. Amazing view of the lake and volcanos. Private chef "Jose" was an extra special treat for a private dinner in our villa. Super staff accommodate any questions and make arrangements. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Kristen A wrote a review Nov 2021
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The photos and videos do not do this place justice. We stayed in the Jade Cottage and the interior and exterior were breathtaking. My husband and I were on our honeymoon and we stayed here right after a 5 day jungle trek, which was the perfect place to recoup and relax. There are numerous perfectly landscaped spots on the property to relax and enjoy the breathtaking view. Nisa, the manager is incredibly nice, responsive, and accommodating. We did have slower response times in email with the villas leading up to our stay (up to 5 days), but once we were at the venue all of our questions and requests were answered in a matter of minutes most of the time. Nisa really went out of her way to make our stay comfortable and memorable and went above and beyond to help us navigate other aspects of our trip to Guatemala.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: Jade Cottage for best views and beach/dock access
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carla n wrote a review Dec 2020
Guatemala City, Guatemala41 contributions26 helpful votes
The staff is really helpful, they can help you get food delivered, get a Tuk-tuk to Pana, and answer any of your questions. They were really accommodating with our dogs, and kid. They have a private garden and dock so you can jump in the lake, enjoy the views on the comfortable lounge chairs or sit on the grass to read. The kitchens have everything you need. Good safe and free parking. I would love to stay here again!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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tgfleming1 wrote a review Feb 2020
Drayton Valley, Canada3 contributions
We stayed 9 nights at this accommadation just outside Panajachel Guatemala. Its perched on Lake Atitlan. The views are spectacular and great sunsets. Our Villa which was the Soluna unit had a kitchen,small fridge,king bed in an open area concept. Very clean and well equipped kitchen. We did ask and get a blender. Now there are lots of steps you have to deal with to utilize this resort. So prepare for a workout. The staff was amazing, Nisa is your main host but Rosa,Valintine and Victor are always around to help you. Nisa checked on us twice daily via WhatsApp on our phone and was always there to give advice or even step up tours and travels into town. Rosa brings you breakfast every morning and does your room as often as you want. Shes precious.. There is a hot tub but it needs to be replaced as it never did work properly. We hope the owner who lives in Antigua city values the staff she has here. Certainly we did.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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elleazTO wrote a review Feb 2020
Toronto, Canada6 contributions
Everything about our stay was spectacular - location, accommodations, food, service, activities. The views from the villas are indescribable. Nisa was a phenomenal host, taking care of every detail of our stay. Worth every penny!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Roberto G wrote a review Sep 2019
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We just spent the weekend at Villas Balam Ya and stayed at the beautiful and spacious Balam Ya villa. The suite is spacious, cozy two room with each their bathroom, nice living room, dinning room and kitchen area. Had an outside small terrace with a garden. The views of the volcanos in the early morning are breathtaking. We enjoyed kayaking and excelente service from the staff. All in all, a beautiful place to stay and relax!
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Date of stay: August 2019
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timgrubb wrote a review May 2019
Los Angeles, California69 contributions48 helpful votes
We stayed at Villas Balam Ya - Jade cottage and Balam Ya villa and what a treat. The lakefront property is stunning and all of the cottages / villas are very private. We stayed in both Jade and Balam Ya. Balam Ya is stunning right on the water and big enough for 4 with more grounds to explore - worth the splurge. The service was outstanding - Nisa the manager took care of everything at a moment's notice - we ordered in room massages, and their chef for 2 nights, as well as boat transfers, airport transfer, etc. Everyone was seamless and was world-class. We are looking forward to our return visit as soon as possible.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Hire the chef for dinner - she was amazing
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Nicole's Travel Diaries wrote a review Mar 2019
Houston, Texas11 contributions1 helpful vote
I wish I had more time here! Each “room” is its own private villa with kitchens and stunning views of the lake. Each villa is spread out across the property with privacy. The breakfast provided was light but perfect and brought to your room each morning. Be sure to go down to the lake! They have some water toys or you can lounge lakeside. The stay was so kind and arranged transportation into town. I will for sure be staying here when I go back!
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Date of stay: February 2019
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PRICE RANGE
$189 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
GuatemalaWestern HighlandsSolola DepartmentLake AtitlanPanajachel
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villas B'alam Ya
Which popular attractions are close to Villas B'alam Ya?
Nearby attractions include Hotel Atitlan Gardens (3.3 km), Lago de Atitlán (2.7 km), and Atitlan Nature Reserve (3.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Villas B'alam Ya?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Villas B'alam Ya?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Villas B'alam Ya?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villas B'alam Ya?
Conveniently located restaurants include Crossroads Cafe, Cafe Sabor Cruceno, and Cafe Loco Coffee.
Does Villas B'alam Ya have airport transportation?
Yes, Villas B'alam Ya offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Villas B'alam Ya?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Villas B'alam Ya have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.