The Best Spa Hotels in Guatemala

Cool off in Casa Pranas saltwater pool while admiring the impressive view of Lake Atitlán
Cool off in Casa Prana's saltwater pool while admiring the impressive view of Lake Atitlán | Courtesy of Casa Prana Hotel in Atitlán /

Sweat it out in a traditional adobe sauna on Lake Atitlán or dip in a hot spring jacuzzi at these top spa hotels in Guatemala.

From hiking up active volcanoes to surfing the east coast, a trip to Guatemala can be seriously action packed. Rest those weary muscles in a hot tub or indulge in a full-body massage at these wellness retreats, scattered from Lake Petén Itzá to Antigua.

1. Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort and Nature Reserve

Resort, Eco Hotel, Spa Hotel

Infinity pool leading to water at Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort & Nature Reserve
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On the outskirts of Santa Cruz La Laguna, you’ll arrive at the Laguna Lodge – by boat. Relaxation is a number one priority at this eco-resort on the north shore of Lake Atitlán. Hear the waves lapping while you take a private yoga or pilates lesson in the palm-thatched pavilion. Jump into other activities head first, with kayaking, swimming and even scuba diving on offer. Alternatively, sneak off to the resort’s hidden mountain trails.

2. Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel

Boutique Hotel

Wooden room at Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel with chairs and large windows overlooking wooden deck
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Just down the road from Lake Petén Itzá, you’ll find the 300-acre (120ha) nature reserve of Las Lagunas. These quiet suites are situated on the edge of Quexil Lagoon, ideal for honeymooners looking for rural seclusion. Listen to the birds call and trees rustle as you relax into a traditional Mayan hot stone massage. Trek to the Tikal ruins before finishing the day with a five-course candlelit dinner overlooking the water.

3. Bolontiku Boutique Hotel

Spa Hotel

Outside spa table on wooden deck at Bolontiku Boutique Hotel
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Arrive in style at the Bolontiku Boutique Hotel – zipping right across Lake Petén Itzá on a boat – or helicopter. Book the Mirador Suite for panoramic water views. Heat things up by heading into the spa’s temazcal, a pre-Hispanic-style sweat lodge, or cool off with a dip in the hotel’s perfectly round outdoor pool. Massage and facial treatments can be organised in your own room.

4. Hotel Casa Santo Domingo

Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, Hotel

Reclining spa chairs outside Hotel Casa Santo Domingo 1 with stone walls
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This hotel in old town Antigua is the complete package. Once a 17th-century convent, it is now a modern hotel, spa and museum. You’ll be conveniently located just blocks away from Antigua’s main square and sights like the Catedral San José, while still close enough to retire back to the hotel for a unique spa treatment. Try the cacao back rub, volcanic stone aromatherapy massage or wood-stick tapping massage.

5. Casa Prana Hotel in Atitlán


A man and a woman doing yoga in a room with large doors to outside deck at Casa Prana Hotel in Atitlan
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Casa Prana Hotel also sits just outside of Santa Cruz La Laguna on Lake Atitlán. Stroll through the nine acres (4ha) of gardens, or try one of the many on-site therapies – including private yoga sessions, an outdoor kinesthetic workout or a signature massage using local oils. If you can, upgrade to the Luxury Suite with its freestanding bathtub offering sensational lake views. There’s also a tranquil saltwater pool where you can cool off in the afternoon.

6. Porta Hotel Antigua

Independent Hotel

Outside swimming pool at Porta Hotel Antigua with surrounding deck, shrubs and lit up buildings
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Porta Hotel is a colonial-style build, filled with wrought-iron chandeliers, wood-beam ceilings and tall fireplaces. It’s located in Antigua’s historic downtown, just three blocks from the main square. No judgment though if you just want to check out the hotel’s Ceiba Spa. Don’t miss the two-hour Tree of Life energy ritual, which includes a footbath, exfoliation and full-body massage featuring elements of Mayan sacred numerology.

7. Real InterContinental Guatemala

Luxury, Chain Hotel

A man and a woman relax in bathrooms on a spa bed at Real InterContinental Guatemala
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Escape the hustle of Guatemala City’s business district inside the Real InterContinental. In between sightseeing and shopping, you can drop by the spa for a reflexology treatment, hydrotherapy or steam bath. There’s also a hotel gym for fitness buffs to work off last night’s wood-fired pizza from the on-site restaurant. Once you’re ready to call it a day, head up to your room with its blackout curtains and soundproof windows for a good night’s sleep.

8. Grand Tikal Futura Hotel

Independent Hotel

Beige sofas and wooden table in tiled room at Grand Tikal Futura Hotel
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You’ll be on top of the world – or at least, on top of Guatemala City – at Grand Tikal Futura Hotel, a high-rise hotel in the Zona 11 neighborhood. Whether you spend the day exploring downtown or just exploring downstairs – the hotel sits atop the massive Tikal Futura Mall – you’ll want to make time for a trip to the spa. Amenities include wet and dry saunas, a massage cabin, a squash court and a solarium.

9. Regis Hotel and Spa

Spa Hotel

Outdoor natural-looking pool in covered area by pond at Regis Hotel & Spa
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The small town of Panajachel on Lake Atitlán has a reputation as a low-key backpacker’s paradise. But that’s not the case at the Regis, a boutique hotel with private bungalows and a cozy Guatemalan restaurant. A real highlight is the hotel’s outdoor spa, hidden away in the tropical garden. It offers a temazcal sweat lodge, natural hot springs jacuzzi and a variety of massages, facials and hydrotherapy treatments.

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