La Lancha

The Peten


  • Lake Peten-Itza, The Peten
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • 40 mins drive to Tikal/20 mins to Yaxha.

La Lancha is located on Lake Peten-Itza, a 30 minute drive  from Flores airport. It is owned by the film director Francis Ford Coppola. The main lodge, with its soaring thatch roof is where breakfast is served, surrounded by parrots and toucans for company. From the main lodge, winding paths lead to  secluded Casitas. Each is brightly decorated, inspired by  native art furnishings.  

The Rainforest Casitas have a view of the surrounding forest and partial view of the lake with queen-size bed and private bathroom. There is a covered deck with hammocks and comfortable chairs. 

The Lakeside Casitas boast a large deck with hammocks and chairs providing a comfortable setting for magnificent lake views, with queen size bed and large marble bathrooms. Both types of room are styled with antique Balinese and Guatemalan furniture throughout and there are no telephones. Be prepared for visits from inquisitive howler monkeys that may appear at the edge of the decks!  

There is also a restaurant, gift shop and split-level swimming pool as well as trails down to the lakeshore. The property does not have air-conditioning and is not suitable for those with walking difficulties. Access to all rooms involves a considerable number of steep steps.