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We are located in the small town of Tzununa, on the shore of Lake Atitlan. Tzununa is a Kaq'chikel Maya town, where traditional dress and the Kaq'chikel language are a vibrant part of everyday life. In our small valley town you hear the sounds of the morning corn mill grinding corn for the day's tortillas, men tending to their coffee plots and milpas, and children playing in the roads and fields. Tzununa is also home to a small community of ex-pats seeking alternative and regenerative lifestyles. Just down the road is San Marcos la Laguna, and a short boat ride will bring you to San Pedro, San Juan, or any of the other charming towns around Lake Atitlan.
bambu guest house
Paj N Oj, Tzununa
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
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HOW TO GET HERE
Coming from Antigua or Guatemala City, you must travel to Panajachel, which is one of the three big towns on the lake and takes about 3-4 hours by shuttle. To get to Panajachel, you can take a tourist shuttle from Antigua for roughly Q100 per person and for Q225 from Guatemala City. There are also private shuttle options that will you take you straight to our door in Tzununa. We can help make arrangements with any of this, so just let us know if you want some help.
From Panajachel, you take a boat (lancha) at the public dock. Tell the captain that you are going to the town of Tzununa (zoo-new-nah) which is three public stops from Panajachel. This costs roughly Q15-20 per person.
Get off at the public dock in Tzununa and take a tuk tuk (little three wheeled car), tell them you want to go to El Bambu. This costs Q5 per person.
When you get to El Bambu, go through the gate and up to the main building.
As noted, we are in the quiet, little town of Tzununa. From the guest house you are less than a 10-minute walk to the lake and less than 20 meters from beautiful rivers. You are a 45-minute walk or a 10-minute tuk tuk ride away from the town of San Marcos La Laguna. This has many places to eat, drink, practice yoga, etc.
We can help you get to the lake from Antigua, the airport, or from anywhere. Just contact us and we can arrange a shuttle for you.