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Set on the shores of Lake Atitlan, Balam Ya offers a private dock area, free kayaks, and a complimentary light breakfast. Each villa has a balcony with views of the lake. Our villas are surrounded by gardens, and offer free Wi-Fi and cable TV. Our larger villas are equipped with a kitchen and utesils, a standard fridge, our smaller villas are equipped with a kitchenette and utensils, a small fridge. You can find in all our villas: microwave, coffee maker and toaster. Small fans provided according request. Balam Ya offers massage services and private chefs on request. We can arrange private transportation, and any other acitivities around the lake, check for prices and availability to +502 4833 8076. Free private parking is available on site. The town of Panajachel is a 10-minute drive from Villas B’alam Ya. Guatemala City and La Aurora International Airport are 3 hours away by car.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info


Free private parking available at the hotel


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Property practices

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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free Wifi
High score for Panajachel
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Guests who stayed here loved

  • Ashley
    United States of America United States of America
    The property is beautiful and serene. Right on the lake with secluded villas.
  • Brennan
    United States of America United States of America
    Beautiful property right on the lake with incredible views of stunning scenery. Communication with Marvin was excellent ahead of our stay and throughout. We had amazing massages and chef cooked dinners right in the villa.
  • Andrea
    United States of America United States of America
    Property is heavenly ! Marvin’s service was superb we loved the view the tranquility of the room and the overall peacefulness the place exudes! Definitely get the massage it was blissful and one of the best I’ve ever had

Hotel area info

Amenities of Balam Ya
Great facilities! Review score, 9.6

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free Wifi
  • Beachfront
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Lake view
  • View
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Ski school
  • Ski storage
    Additional charge
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
  • Themed dinners
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Water sports facilities on site
  • Snorkeling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Hiking
    Additional charge
  • Skiing
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Wifi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Shuttle service
      Additional charge
    • Grocery deliveries
      Additional charge
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Private check-in/out
    • Wake-up service
    • Ironing service
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    • Airport shuttle
      Additional charge
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • 24-hour security
    • Smoke-free property
    • Family rooms
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Yoga classes
    • Full-body massage
    • Hand massage
    • Head massage
    • Couples' massage
    • Foot massage
    • Neck massage
    • Back massage
    • Pedicure
    • Manicure
    • Beauty services
    • Beach umbrellas
    • Beach chairs/Loungers
    • Massage
      Additional charge
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Spanish

    House rules
    Balam Ya takes special requests – add in the next step!

    From 15:00 to 23:00
    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in.
    You need to let the property know what time you'll be arriving in advance.
    From 06:00 to 12:00
    Cancellation/ prepayment
    Cancelation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Enter your stay dates and check the conditions of your selected option.
    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children not allowed.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

    Age restriction
    The minimum age for check-in is 18
    Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
    Accepted payment methods

    The fine print
    Must-know information for guests at this property

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    Please inform Balam Ya of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

    Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

    FAQs about Balam Ya

    • Check-in at Balam Ya is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

    • The prices at Balam Ya may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Yes, Balam Ya is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Balam Ya is 1.3 miles from the center of Panajachel. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Room options at Balam Ya include:

      • Villa

    • Balam Ya offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Massage
      • Hiking
      • Skiing
      • Snorkeling
      • Beachfront
      • Walking tours
      • Beach
      • Water sports facilities on site
      • Beauty services
      • Themed dinners
      • Manicure
      • Pedicure
      • Back massage
      • Neck massage
      • Foot massage
      • Couples' massage
      • Head massage
      • Hand massage
      • Full-body massage
      • Yoga classes

    • Guests staying at Balam Ya can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.1).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental