Pasaj Cap - Lago Atitlan | Established Campground

Guatemala

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Verified:
17 days ago
Altitude:
1603.3 masl
Phone:
00502 54260731
Contributor:
pawsontour.com

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - At Sites
Wifi:
Yes - Average
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
Warm
Water:
Non-Potable
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
No
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
No
Sanitation Dump Station:
No

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One of the nicest spots on Lake Atitlan. Pierre offers RV and tent camping and has several apartments to rent. Furthermore, he sells fresh tenderloin meat, seafood and wine. There are 3 lounge areas with hammocks, lounge chairs, BBQ and amazing views. Camping cost 100Q per night for 1 car and 2 people, extra people (including children) cost 30Q. Call or email ahead as there are only 8 spaces for RVs.

Pierre's phone number is: (+502) 5426 0731

BEWARE: The road on the last 8 km has recently been paved with excellent asphalt and is no longer a trail. But it is steep and has several fairly tight switchbacks. Caution with camper more than 6 meters. Otherwise the campsite is beautifully located facing the lake and volcanoes. Travel time to this campground from Pan Am can now be done in an hour with new road surface.

BEWARE IN RAINY SEASON: The spot gets very muddy and will be hard to get out without 4x4 or rear-wheel drive. Our grassy campsite has hundreds of meters of drainage, however when tropical storms or hurricanes are in the area, nothing can deal with so much water.

NOTE: Dogs simply aren’t welcome here. Pierre gives a different reason each time to deny guests with pets, even though he pretends to want to be welcoming to them. Very weird. NOT pet friendly.

The public boats between Panajachel and San Marcos and vice versa stop at Pasaj Cap when asked. Very convenient when arriving on foot.

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Beautiful campsite by the lake! Easily use the water taxi to visit various villages around the lake.
1 shower (with hot water) and 2 toilets. You can buy fish and meat from the owner.
The only downside was the steep road there and because of a party in the village we had to drive around on very narrow roads. Ask Pierre in advance if you can get there. We are 6m long, but a little bigger is also possible. For 2 adults and 2 children 160Q.

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WOW. What an amazing campsite. Possibly my favorite place four months into our panamerican voyage. Good value for the amazing views and beautiful clean grounds. So much fun was had jumping off the dock and SUPing to the neighboring towns. Great hosts, great guests and residents to hang out with, all around great vibes. I hope to be back someday!

Smaller rigs only. A family with a long wheel base sprinter was turned around by the transit police as getting through San Marcos can be a challenge. Very steep road coming in.

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What a fantastic vibe & great place to camp along beautiful Lake Atitlan. Owners very kind & helpful. All employees are very friendly, happy & helpful. Banos cleaned each day, hot shower, laundry service, & dock access. Several flat spaces to camp on grass-may need recovery boards to help level out. Tent spots available as well. Paid 100Q per night for 1 suv/2 people. Totally worth it. Can buy drinking water, some seafood/meats & other stuff onsite. Quetzales- no credit cards. No pets as there are dogs living on property.

Suggest to contact them ahead of time to verify they have a spot for your size vehicle or motorcycle.
WhatsApp or text to
Pierre 502 54260731
Aska 502 42874162

Take a boat to any of the small towns nearby or tuk-tuk from San Marcos back to camp. This is not a good area to drive around due to narrow roads, road construction, people, motos etc. Best to get here then use local transportation. Be ready to pay 15Q road tax to drive through the 3 towns to get here.

The ladies that did our laundry did a fantastic job. Folded our fresh smelling clothes like Marie-Kondo. So worth it to have laundry done here after being on the road a long time. Sink for washing dishes or doing your own laundry. Clothes lines too.

Lovely surroundings, plants & birds. Several palapa areas with chairs, lounges, & tables to hangout, do work or relax. This compound is quiet which I like & it’s not a big loud party place. I highly recommend to all overlanders. Enjoy!

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A beautiful place that Pierre has developed & maintained for visitors!
He has 3 big German Shepherds that don’t particularly like other dogs so that’s why you aren’t invited to stay if you have dogs.
We are in a truckcamper and made it in & out no problem. Best to use “low 4x4” so you don’t slide. The most challenging part was the arrival, we got stuck in San Pablo with a festival & celebration going on it was a tight situation with people, tuk tuks, motorcycles and big delivery trucks too.
We were in spot #1 amazing view of the volcanoes and lake. We thought we’d stay a week and ended up two weeks!
Pierre has a friendly & helpful staff. His girlfriend Aska does the administrative & is also there to help. Santiago is the grounds manager,we hired his brother twice to take us across the lake to Santiago Village which is by far our favorite of all the villages around the lake for the food market and all of the textile shops etc. they have everything a camper would need; garafones, bathrooms & shower; friendly guests and inviting happy hour to meet others. We love our time here & hiking to Jaibalito go to Hans’ for lunch!! The San Marcos village has a very cool hippie vibe, great coffee shop & bakery “Circles”. Other small shops & restaurants. A new spot we tried at the docks is “Eden Atitlan” veggie bowls & pizzas, beer & wine.

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Do not hesitate to go here. AMAZING! A relatively challenging drive in and out of the town down through the mountains with lots of steep switchbacks followed by two towns with narrow roads, numerous tuk tuks and tight turns. In some areas police are directing traffic so cars don’t get stuck. We were fine in our Class B but driver confidence should be high or just take it slow and smooth. If you don’t want to do it go to Panachel instead, you can visit all the towns using the taxi boats. But that town isn’t nearly as nice. As for the campground, some extremely nice people winter there and take lucky travelers on hikes.

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One of our favorite spots so far on our trip, we enjoyed it a lot to stay there. The view is amazing and you have all you need in walking distance. We can definitely recommend this place.

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PLEASE: do not ring the bell at the gate. Camp 9 has the bell and it's loud! the first time it went off we nearly had a heart attack. one camper rang it 7 times! you cannot hear it from the road because it's way down into the camp.
Call
Pierre +502-5426-0731
Diego +502 3180-2463
Santiago+502-4056-9316

Very good birding right here in camp.
convenient shopping in San Marcos. yummy bakery. bargain with tuktuks. one said 25/ pp. we got one for 10/ pp after we got lots of groceries. place is as described.
all our laundry came back, no problem. the hosts are really cool people and fascinating. good doggies.
love the no bonfire policy. who wants to breathe stinkie fire when the air is so good most days.
it was tight with our full size, extended cab GMC with camper. but doable. smaller with good tires and 4x4 would be nice.
yes, 2 toilets and one shower is a bit tricky with 5 camp rigs, couples with some kids. might not be so great with more people than that.

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Such a lovely place! Pierre and Aska are both very friendly and helpful. Loved the views to the lake and volcanoes. Pierre has built a sauna with local people down by the lake. You can bathe there, one hour is 100 GTQ. We absolutely loved the sauna!

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We spent 18 nights here and loved it. The grounds are beautiful, all very well kept and the location is perfect. Everyone is very nice and welcoming. If you plan to visit lake Atitlan, Pasajcap is the perfect place! The drive to get to San Marcos is steep, however, the road is in very good shape and doable with every vehicle.

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Certainly a nice camping, but a little bit expensive for a family, 100Q for a car with 2 person, and you need to add 30Q per child.

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Wonderful place to camp. Quiet, great views and everything was super clean. Ended up staying extra nights. Pierre was not there while I stayed but Aska was extremely helpful. You can even buy wine there :)….Great place and I can’t wait to come back one day!

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The campground is beautiful and the best we had in Guatemala. Clean, nice view, quiet. We enjoyed the BBQ.

Unfortunatly we used the laundry service and lost 6! items. All of them were special and favorit ones. I sorted the clothes before giving them to the service, so I definitly know, that the missing parts have been there. Pierre helped and tried is best to find them (contacted staff, all campers) but they are gone. I don‘t know if someone stole our clothes (they were 6 good and branded items…no old T Shirt or socks) - but possible. Next time I would use their laundry basin on my own.

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We stayed here for 3 nights, and then decided to stay for a 4th. Lovely grounds with flowers everywhere. Clean bathrooms. Everything is finished nicely. Hike down the steps to the dock is wonderful, and we jumped and swam off the dock with our 6 and 9 year olds daily. We also paddled around in the lake on our Packrafts. The water is calm in the morning, and the sky clear and blue. We had afternoon and clouds daily, but very little rain, if any, daily. We have a 22 foot long 2005 sprinter. Entry and exit to property was no problem.

Pierre was lovely, as was his wife. We texted in advance to confirm there was space. Since we were coming from San Sebastián before going to the lake we approached from the south side of the lake and then looked around the west side to get here. There’s a few old posts about there being bandidos on that route, but the road is perfectly paved now and there hasn’t been a problem in years. We traveled in and out this way with no problems, and it’s less steep than the roads others report on to the north. We left this way to them go east to Antigua as well. Just ask Pierre and he will give you directions. Highly recommend this spot, and take an easy boat ride to the other small towns to walk around. The going rate for a boat taxi was about 25q per person. We just told them our youngest would sit in our lap and then we paid for one less seat. Finally, Pierre gets some seafood from the coast and has wine to purchase. I recommend the prawns as they are large and tasty. We also enjoyed a bottle of carmeñere. Have a nice stay!

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Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to go here even though it looks beautiful.

It’s NOT dog friendly. I wanted to surprise my girlfriend for her birthday with three nights here. I messaged in advance and Pierre asked if we had pets. I told him a small dog that’s friendly with other dogs. 6 months in Mexico off leash, no problem.

He responded that because one of his dogs is on its period, he couldn’t welcome us. Well it turns out my girlfriend has messaged Pierre a few days ago as well asking if we could stay (which she didn’t tell me because she also got denied)… Pierre told her we couldn’t come because he was out of town for the first time in forever and didn’t feel comfortable with new dogs being introduced.

As you can read from other comments and Pierre’s responses to them (like for 1 star Google Reviews 😅), this seems to be common. He should not claim this place as pet friendly if he gives everyone a different excuse for not being allowed to bring their dog. Just say no dogs welcome… save everyone some time, man.

Super weird vibes. Looks amazing though, wish we could’ve paid to stay there!

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By far the best campground I have stayed at since Laredo Texas. Has a proper bathroom facilities with hot water, bath matt, hooks to hang cloths and a shelf to keep things! More like a human campground than just a place to park a vehicle! the view is great but walking back up to the camper from the lakeside is quite a job! The drive was very interesting, especially the last 15 KM or so. The sharp turns reminded me of Takaka Hills in New Zealand! very well maintained property! Absolutely recommended for a stay! The best!

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I was only planning to stay in Atitlán for a few days but ended up staying for over six months in large part because of this amazing property! Casa Pierre has it all... bathrooms, hot showers, suana, outdoor BBQ, wifi, water/electrical hookups, wide open green spaces with large mature trees for shade, access to the Lake and the most incredible views! The boats between San Marcos and Pana will stop at Pierre's dock if requested and there's a mobile Farmer's Market that drops by once a week to supply residents with fresh fruits and vegetables. If that's not enough, Pierre also sells steak, fish and wine! The property is set back from the main road (so you don't hear the dogs barking all night long) and completely surrounded by a concrete wall for privacy and security. All this for the amazingly low price of 75Q per day. I'm told prices have since increased to 100Q (the first such increase in over 8 years) but you can still get the 75Q price if you book for more than a month. Honestly, I can't say enough good things about this place! It's easily the best RV park (I hesitate to even call it this because it's so much more) that I've EVER stayed at... and I've stayed at plenty! Do yourself a favour, stop in here if you get a chance. I promise you won't regret it! BTW: Pierre is awesome!

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beautiful little spot! all comments below nail the aesthetics and facilities. paid 100qtz for both of us in the van. easy access to the other town via boat shuttle (approx 30qtz). a few long termers in their rigs, etc. the dogs were super friendly and playful. definitely call ahead to see if there are spaces available it's a popular place, for good reason!

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This is our second time here. It’s the best spot on the whole lake.
The place is truly peaceful with water access to the beautiful lake. There’s laundry service here, you can order clean water garafons to your van, and there’s clean bathrooms and showers. Pierre, Ashka and the staff are doing a great job in keeping this place clean,organized and peaceful.

Yes there’s three big dogs here but other than taking sport in chasing smaller animals they are very friendly.
It’s 100Q per day.
There’s around 9-10 spots, some with a beautiful view onto the lake.
Road is steep but we’ve been here for quite some time and seen every kind of truck, RV, van make it here with no issues.

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Thank you for for your help on ioverlander; It is the the oportunity to remind everyone that it is important to make a reservation if you want to stay on our campsite as recommended on this app. This campsite is popular and not so large; Please inform us with your set up; Size of vehicules, the number of nights, the number of poeple and about pets; In your case you did not make any reservation, we just did not have the right size of plot available on the site to accomodate your size of vehicule and tow vehicule. Then 2 other campers staying at the time, on the site had very big dogs and it was to wonder about your pack of 2 small dogs. All in all it is good that you found another spot on the lake that was not too much out of your way. We wish you happy travels and till hopefully another time.

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Not advisable if you have a small dog. Was told one of there big dogs is not friendly to small dogs. So we were not able to stay. Which was really disappointing after the long drive with our trailer in tow. We went to another spot on the lake in Panajachel which was amazing. We had the place to ourselves and the dogs were able to run free. Beautiful view of the volcanoes and lake.

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Just wondering how come the showers are cold, and someone is using the same shower for one and half hour? Or he just like cold water, for that long?
I don t think it is that relevant to elaborate any further

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Thank you for your comment below
There are 3 toilets and 2 hot showers on this site
When the electric national company shut down the service for maintenance, or other issues , it is clear that showers won t be hot, nothing we can do about
This kind of disagreement is part of traveling, same as sharing facilities with other overlanders/travelers who are totally disrespectful using showers for more than an hour, or having dogs covering the whole place with their toilet and not collecting anything or letting trash all over the place;
Please overlander commununity, respect the fellow travelers, the poeple who host you and the environment;
Hopefully you enjoyed your stay,

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Yes, for sure this is one of the best camping sites I found in Central America.
Beautiful view over the lake, well maintained garden, swimming at the lake, houses to rent and close to the next village.
Highly recommend!

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One of the most beautiful campsites we ever visited. It overlooks the lake and the volcano directly. Very steep road within the campsite (and roads leading to the village can also be challenging, but worth it)
100qzt per night (2 people one van)
There is water and electricity at sites, although there have been a few power outages during two days of stay.
Access to swim in the lake.
Downsides: only one shower and toilet, and a very inconsiderate person who showered for one and a half hour. If you lucky, she won’t be here when you coming. Cold showers only.

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THE most wonderful place! quiet, bestiful garden and views, direct snd private acsess to the lake/lancha-pick-up as well as clean showers and toilets. pierre created a superb place for campers, who share the space with other tourists. so be respectful. two palapas to hang around, do sport, yoga or mediate (which we did daily!) stellar views. pierre and his stuff are very friendly and comforting. we planed to stay three nights and ended up 7. pierre offers really good wine, meet, fish for fair prizes. walk to san marcos easy (fab german bakery!!!) totally worth the 100q, stayed in less nicer places for more. absolutely recommend!

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Stellar views of the lake and volcanos from Pasaj Cap campground. The staff are also very friendly - thanks to Diego and Santiago for making our stay comfortable. We never met Pierre, the owner, who was off site during the week we stayed. Pierre has invested in the property to make it comfortable, clean and safe. Most of the parking spots are not very level (it is built on the side of a cliff after all) so be prepared to substantially level your rig if you care about such things. The price has gone up in 2023 after remaining fixed at 75Q for the previous 10 years. Now it is 100Q per rig (to cover two people) + 30Q for each additional person. Showers were warm (not hot) when I used them. The place was full most of the time we were here so call ahead or text with Pierre to ensure that he has space for you before you drive all the way down the mountain and around the bend.

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Stayed almost 4 weeks at Pasajcap. Just a perfect place for camping and to explore lago Atitlan. Thanks to Pierres hospitality see you next time.

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Beautiful campground but the road to go there is something. We are travelling with our truck camper 3m3 high, 6m3 length, 2m3 wide. If you are wider, don’t go there 😅.
From the panamerican highway to the campground is like 1h. Be careful with your brakes and take your time.
Be sure to write on WhatsApp to Pierre to be sure to have a spot.
There is electricity and water to every spot. Wifi which is spotty depending where you stay. One toilet men and one for women. One “hot” shower for all the campground. It’s nice to have a clean bathroom!
You can pay some garafon which is so good too.
There is a sauna by the lake (no view) but we didn’t used it.
4G claro
IG: on.vagabonde

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We stayed for three nights. The price is now 100Q by night. There was no place left but they accepted us and finally we had a nice view, better than those who were located lower down who didn't even see the lake. All vehicles are a bit crowded. On the other hand, the lanchas for the various villages pass by the pier of the property.

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Nice campground with a lot of other overlanders. Steep road to enter the campground, especially the lowest spot might be difficult to get in and out of with a bigger/heavy rig. The price is now 100Q per night. Beautiful views of the volcanoes.

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The most beautiful camp site we have stayed in during our trip of Central America. A peaceful oasis right on the lake. Lovely gardens, morning swims and great hospitality from Pierre and his partner. Showers are clean and hot, you can purchase meat and fresh fish, as well as drinking water and groceries. I honestly can’t recommend the place highly enough. You’ll end up staying way longer than you were planning! 75Q per night for the van.

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This place was insane! So beautiful and laid back, it's one of the best spots we stayed in 6 months of travel. Like many others, we stayed much longer than initially planned. The view of volcanoes across the lake is gorgeous and during a clear nights, we even saw el Fuego erupt in the distance.

Pierre is an absolute gentleman with 3 giant dogs. He welcomed us wholeheartedly and went well out of his way to be a great host, even helping us jump-start our car before we left. There are some beautiful luxury villas being rented out on site, no idea how much they cost but definitely the offer for overlanders to stay here for just 75 per night is extremely generous. Its been the same price for 10 years apparently.

It is true that the site gets muddy after heavy rain. Depending on which spot you get, you may need to wait for a few hours of sunshine before you can leave. But the road back to the gate is perfectly fine to drive. It is somewhat steep and potentially slippery but its pretty wide and I can't see anyone with driving skills having any issues there.

The only thing we didn't like is that once you're in, you can't leave with your vehicle until you depart. That said, San Marcos town is a 20 minute walk away, tuc-tucs are readily available and there is even a private dock to catch the lancha travelling between Panajachel and San Pedro.

If you're into laid back vibes and incredible views for a bargain price, definitely come here.

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This place was insane! So beautiful and laid back, it's one of the best spots we stayed in 6 months of travel. Like many others, we stayed much longer than initially planned.

Pierre is an absolute gentleman, he has three awesome giant dogs. He welcomed us wholeheartedly and went well out of his way to be a great host, even helping us jump-start our car before we left. There are some beautiful luxury villas being rented out on site, we would say its definitely generous that Pierre still offers overlanders the option to stay here for just 75 per night. Its been the same price for 10 years apparently.

It is true that the site gets muddy with lots of water after heavy rain. Depending on which spot you get, you may need to wait for a few hours of sunshine before you can leave. But the road back to the gate is perfectly fine to drive. It is steep and potentially slippery but its pretty wide and I can't see anyone with driving skills having any issues there.

The only thing we didn't like is that once you're in, you can't leave with your vehicle until you depart. That said, San Marcos town is a 20 minute walk away, tuc-tucs are readily available and there is even a private dock to catch the lancha travelling between Panajachel and San Pedro.

If you're into laid back vibes and incredible views for a bargain price, definitely come here.

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In response to comments posted by
napoli.k.alexandra on September 30, 2022, the owner would like to clarify the following:
This is the second time a car has been stuck like this even though the campsite has been open for over 10 years. Please note that no vehicle has touched the wall or been damaged (including yours). In response, we have already made a concrete channel to drain the road and increase tire grip.

I'm sorry you found yourself in this situation. It happened after a really heavy rain, and it didn't help that his vehicle was front-wheel drive and the tires are worn. Not all vehicles are well adapted to local road and weather conditions, the same can be said for the experience and skill of the drivers.

The lawn where you camp gets very, very muddy. This makes it hard to drive to get up and out the steep poorly paved road. After parking we heard stories of many people who had been stuck or smashed their van into the rock wall on the steep sharp turn you have to make to get out. Most people who come in rainy season get stuck staying longer than anticipated because the ground is too muddy to get out. Pierre has zero intentions of fixing this and basically says camp at your own risk. If it's wet out we highly recommend you have 4x4 or rear wheel drive if you want to camp here or stay till you have two days without rain in a row. Otherwise the spot is great.
Our grassy campsite has hundreds of meters of drainage, however when the tropical storms or hurricane are in the area, nothing can deal with so much water. The Panamerican highway is also blocked with many landslides, during that period which is more of a major inconvenient/danger regarding overlanding at that time of year. It would be a pity to cover the whole place with concrete, that look like a Wallmart parking lot; If the rain is a reasonable amount everyone who has been here knows that the usual few hours of morning sun are enough for the grounds to dry and to move out; and if it is a major rain event then let us be a bit more patient;
NO CAR EVER SMASHED AGAINST THE WALL. If that many as you say, they would have that commented at least once on this page over the years. Your 4 tons truck got stuck at the top of the curve because the front wheels did not grip over the stone road. By insisting moving up your vehicle, it slided in the wrong position close to the wall; other people came right after you with rain, with only 2WD, and did not have any issue. If you have front wheel drive and the weight is in the back, the grip of the front wheel is poor when you drive steep up. It is the same for back wheel drive when there is not enough weight in the back; everyone helped you out workers, Overlanders, tenants of my property and others from the lake so I take the opportunity here to thank everyone for you. I hope the video you were doing when we were helping you out turned to be successful;
At the end of the day remember all the good time for 2 or 3 weeks you had here for a couple of US$ more than the price of a dry parking service in whatever town of the country; We just added more drainage at the beginning of the drive way and build a couple more meter of road/driveway if that can help;
My motivation to host Overlanders comes out from my younger life of overlanding long term travels over all the continents; Travels without internet tools were a bit more improvised and one traveler opinion, or a rumor wouldn’t make the rule. This campsite operation on my grounds is not really matching with the market image of my rental property. www.pasajcap-rentals.com/wp However most can say that I, generally take more care of Overlanders than luxury villas clients on site. If you really want this place to keep running well for the other Overlanders, Take care of it as well. Don t ruin it with stories that you heard and are not true. I understand your frustration this is part of the travelling live. Take care, thanks and always welcome

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We originally came here intending to stay for one week and ended up staying for 2 months. Pierre is a great host and his property is beautiful. He sells lots of really good meat and fish and there is a sauna and the lake is amazing for swimming. Laundry on site! San Marcos is also an amazing wellness community and we really enjoyed all of the daily events (yoga, meditations, ecstatic dances) here. Lots of towns nearby to explore by boat.

The drive here from CA-1 to San Marcos is very stressful. Extremely steep (see warnings on ioverlander) and tight switchbacks . Lots of people overheat their brakes on this road. Roads are also very tight in San Pablo. And leaving the campsite can be stressful in rainy season (September to mid October). So be prepared to stay longer if it’s rainy. RWD or 4wd would highly be recommended. We saw quite a few FWD promasters really struggle to get out of the grassy campsites and up the steep hill.

Highly recommend sending a message to pierre before you arrive as it does get busy here. Also send him a picture of your rig and dogs if you have them. Pierre also has 3 German Shepards. These dogs are friendly but territorial (especially around his office). Highly recommend leashing your dog to respect the other dogs.

We did filter (3 stage) and drink the water from the taps.

We are in a 4wd truck camper 7.4m x 3.8m tall.

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WARNING FOR RAINY SEASON ⚠️ the lawn where you camp gets very, very muddy. this makes it hard to drive to get up and out the steep poorly paved road. after parking we heard stories of many people who had been stuck or smashed their van into the rock wall on the steep sharp turn you have to make to get out. most people who come in rainy season get stuck staying longer than anticipated becuase the ground is too muddy to get out. Pierre has zero intentions of fixing this and basically says camp at your own risk. If it's wet out we highly recommend you have 4x4 or rear wheel drive if you want to camp here or stay till you have two days without rain in a row. otherwise the spot is great.

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Still a great place to meet overlanders. Great view to the vulcanos, clean facilities, great water front. Everything is just perfect here!

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Un tres bel endroit avec une vue sublime sur le lac et les volcans. Un accueil excellent des sanitaires tres propres et de bon gout. Bref un magnifique endroit tres zen. Attention par temps de pluie le terrain est gras et la pente pas facile. Ne convient pas aux gros camping car !!

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I was only planning to stay in Atitlán for a few days but ended up staying for over six months in large part because of this amazing property! Casa Pierre has it all... bathrooms, hot showers, suana, outdoor BBQ, wifi, water/electrical hookups, wide open green spaces with large mature trees for shade, access to the Lake and the most incredible views! The boats between San Marcos and Pana will stop at Pierre's dock if requested and there's a mobile Farmer's Market that drops by once a week to supply residents with fresh fruits and vegetables. If that's not enough, Pierre also sells steak, fish and wine! The property is set back from the main road (so you don't hear the dogs barking all night long) and completely surrounded by a concrete wall for privacy and security. All this for the amazingly low price of 75Q per day. I'm told prices have since increased to 100Q (the first such increase in over 8 years) but you can still get the 75Q price if you book for more than a month. Honestly, I can't say enough good things about this place! It's easily the best RV park (I hesitate to even call it this because it's so much more) that I've EVER stayed at... and I've stayed at plenty! Do yourself a favour, stop in here if you get a chance. I promise you won't regret it! BTW: Pierre is awesome!

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I was only planning to stay in Atitlán for a few days but ended up staying for over six months in large part because of this amazing property! Casa Pierre has it all... bathrooms, hot showers, suana, outdoor BBQ, wifi, water/electrical hookups, wide open green spaces with large mature trees for shade, access to the Lake and the most incredible views! The boats between San Marcos and Pana will stop at Pierre's dock if requested and there's a mobile Farmer's Market that drops by once a week to supply residents with fresh fruits and vegetables. If that's not enough, Pierre also sells steak, fish and wine! The property is set back from the main road (so you don't hear the dogs barking all night long) and completely surrounded by a concrete wall for privacy and security. All this for the amazingly low price of 75Q per day. I'm told prices have since increased to 100Q (the first such increase in over 8 years) but you can still get the 75Q price if you book for more than a month. Honestly, I can't say enough good things about this place! It's easily the best RV park (I hesitate to even call it this because it's so much more) that I've EVER stayed at... and I've stayed at plenty! Do yourself a favour, stop in here if you get a chance. I promise you won't regret it! BTW: Pierre is awesome!

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Best campsite on this trip. Views are stunning, hot shower, clean bathrooms, electricity, great WIFI & easy and beautiful access to the lake and the jetty from where you can visit the other villages. Easy walk to San Marcos. Weekly market with fresh veggies & fruits. Pierre made sure we had everything we needed. Super host. Instead of 3 nights we were spending almost 3 weeks. That says it all. 75Q/ night.

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As described, lovely place. Tip for those arriving on foot, as we did: the public boats between Panajachel and San Marcos (and vice versa) stop at Pasaj Cap if asked. Bit cheaper and a lot more convenient than taking a tuktuk from San Marcos, as we did. I only read about this option way down in the comments after arriving, unfortunately.

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I don't think I can add any more great comments. This has been our favourite place to stay after 4 months on the road. Absolutely gorgeous, loved swimming in the lake, boating and hiking to nearby villages, buying steaks, prawns, wine, coffee & veggies on site, hiring the outdoor grill and sauna, meeting people at happy hour, etc. Wifi was also decent. Weather is perfect. Would stay here again in a heartbeat.

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You've seen the comments, and they are correct. This place has great views, is cheap, close to town and quiet. We met many overlanders that stayed here for a month or more. There are only 8-10 spots so it fills up fast. Best to call in advance.

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We called Pierre a number of times over that last 6 weeks. We have two tranquillo dogs and no matter what ever date we asked for it was always full. We know this not to be the case as we have many friends who were actually staying there. The place is great on all accounts, but we believe it is a pretence regarding the dogs. Our friends with two dogs have had the same experience. Obviously we don’t want people to miss on a lovely place, if you have dogs don’t set your sights on this place.

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What a view - perfect place to stay. If you want to do the sunrise walk to the top of Indian Nose we can highly recommend Luis (luituytours on insta). The breakfast and market in Santa Clara after the hike was perfect.

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Super nice location. We liked it very much and are sure we come back. Highly recommended !!

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Awesome place as described. Very clean facility, peaceful.
As of October 2021 they're working on tbe last portion of the road before the property. Expect huge delays ( I waited 1 hour going in, 2 hours going out).
The road there as mentioned is super steep, I didn't find it that bad when using engine braking but make sure your clunker is powerful enough to make it back up without overheating, saw a couple people with issues stuck down there..

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like 100 people before me wrote: great place. pretty, chilled, private dock where boat taxis stop. great.
pierre is nice and very helpfull.
two things you need yo know:
1. the road leading to pasajcap is REALLY bad.
2. the price is 75 per vehicle and a couple. every extra person (kids incl.) is 30pp...

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absolutely beautiful place to camp and explore the lake!

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After driving around the whole lake, this was our favorite spot we stayed. glad we spent a week! definitely check out the sunrise at el rostro maya hike

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Unfortunately, this place was too overcrowded when we stayed here. It's a nice campground with a beautiful view but there are only two toilets and one shower for the whole campground (which was very busy) leading to queues in the morning and evening. The hot shower was very nice, though. Also, we didn't like the town too much because its full of "hippie tourists", not what we would call an authentic pueblo. Considering that it's stressful to get here, we were disappointed.

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As already stated by other overlanders this is an amazing place. Pierre and his staff take care of their customers. Great view, clean facilities and a hot shower are a treat. Highly to recommend.

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Came to check the place out and ended up staying 2 weeks while we went to the Spanish school in San Pedro.
Pierre really does everything he can to make everyone happy and to meet everyone ‘s needs.
It’s a bit stressful to get there but totally worth it!
We could take the boat for San Pedro from the camping round private dock and they also drop you off here, just tell the driver.
A lot of overlanders stop here, so it is advisable to give Pierre a call if you are planning to spend time here.

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Wonderful campground with a beautiful sight. Helpful owner, hot shower. Everything very clean. Laundrysevice o.k. Good connection with motos and lanchas to the other villages.

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Pasaj Cap was the BEST place we stayed in our whole trip (Seattle to Panama). The place is a small piece of heaven.
The access is a little tough but doable (we had a truck camper), Pierre the french owner is VERY kind and very attentive with his guests.
The location is just perfect, with amazing views on the beautiful lake. There is a small dock where you can go swimming or take a taxi boat to the other cities. Pierre sells fresh meet, fish and wine. There is a decent WIFI, the bathrooms are VERY clean and there is HOT water for the shower. Electric outlets at each spot.
To sum up, this is THE place to go if you are visiting Atitlan Lake.
We were suppose to stay only one night, we stayed a week...!

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We loved it here! Stayed 2 weeks and would have loved to stay even longer. Nice and clean facilities, a caring owner, wonderful atmosphere and beautiful scenery. Highly recommended!

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This is probably the best place for overlanders on the whole lake. This is a beautiful property with amazing sunrises. Pierre is amazingly helpful and attentive owner. This camp is easily one of my
favorite spots so far heading south. Was hard to leave.

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We came two months ago to stay just a few days while we were looking for a part for our van. In the end we have been postponing our departure and today we are leaving in this great place a piece of our heart. Our dog has been happy here too. Pierre is an awesome person who makes everything comfortable and easy. We will back again someday

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Hard to say anything more about this place that hasn’t been said, but it was really really wonderful. One of our favorite spots of the whole trip. You can’t beat the view! We bought meat and wine from Pierre, both of which were delicious. WiFi works better at the higher spots. Also, there is a good amount of overlanders to befriend here, which was one of our favorite parts!! Highly recommend

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Agree with previous posts. This is our favourite spot so far. Breathtaking views of the lake. We tent camped and it was flat and grassy. The whole place is lovely. Toilets and showers were cleaned on a daily basis. Sink area to clean up your dishes. Able to pick up the water taxi from Pierre's dock which is great to explore the other towns. Close walk to town also. Love that he is so organized and provides a comprehensive Q and A handout. He also sells wine and other goodies that seemed reasonably priced. We paid 105 quetzales for two adults and one child. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend. We were sad to leave.

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Dog people: we have a hyper 1.5 year old dog and together with Pierre’s information of his dogs there were no issues. Don’t be concerned with taking you dog if you can keep you dog under control.

Other notes, it’s a great place.

We camped on location 8 and there were a significant amount of Andes Mosquitoes there when we visited.

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Lovely place. We stayed 5 nights. Beautiful views of Lake Atitlan, mountains, and volcanos; a short 15-minute walk to San Marcos; with its own private dock, you can hop on the water taxi to explore the other towns; and the area available to swim in the lake was great for daily dips. Pierre, the owner, is warm and friendly, as are all staff members. They keep the place very clean and come by to collect trash every day. Two other overlanders there had their doggies with them and it was no problem at all. The amenities included water, electricity, toilets, showers, and chill areas with hammocks. Would highly recommend to anyone!

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This was hands down the nicest campground we stayed! We ended up staying a month. The owner Pierre is lovely! Go for a morning swim, have a warm (!) shower and have breakfast overlooking the magical lake. It doesn’t get any better than this!

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Possibly the best overland campsite going. Pierre is super friendly and helpful as are all the predominantly Mayan staff. 7 or so sites on a landscaped terrace overlook the volcanoes and lake. A short walk down some steps leads to a pier where you can hail a launcher for a 10Q trip to the nearby towns. The hippy enclave of crystal waving San Marcos is a 10/15 minute walk. With a surprising number of decent cafes and restaurants. I love dogs. This place is categorically dog friendly, we are here with three or four dogs (various owners but not ours) plus Pierre’s 3 Alsatians, which are laid back, cuddly and in one case particularly old. My guess is that previous issues are caused by people with untrained dogs or dogs because the ones here at the moment play and chill together, there is no barking and no dog mess. If you have a nuisance dog that is going to cause issues with other guests or dogs then you - quite rightly - might be asked to keep them inside or kennelled. Laundry, BBQ, happy hour at 5:30, meat and fish available as are bottles of wine. Contemporary toilets and shower. Also, Spanish lessons are available onsite from a Mayan lady called Rebeca - these are particularly good and around $6 an hour.
We planned to be here a week, we’ve been here two and expect to be here a third! A great vibe and our favourite campground yet. Don’t miss it.
The road in is steep and long but well paved so I amended the main wording to suit. Expect hot brakes! Took us around an hour from the Pan Am to San Marcos. About ten mins to get through San Marcos to camp site. We have a truck camper.

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As other comments, truly an amazing spot not to be missed. It was hard to leave. We made it down in our long 2018 ford transit camper quite easy driving slow. Took us 1h15 from the highway to the camp site. The steep part down is all new concrete. The last 3km of dirt road are pretty brutal but keep it slow and you’ll make it. Totally worth it!

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We came for 2 or 3 nights...we stayed 21! This place became our home as the vibes / views / people / absolutely everything is amazing. We came here with our old 40hp VW Combi so it's doable for pretty everybody. Our little dog was more than welcome by Pierre, the owner, who really cares about everyone even the furry friends.
Long time without seing a real bathroom like at home, of course very clean,
For us, the best was: good wifi to work + no need to move our vehicle as you go everywhere by boat = good way to save money in the end.

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This camp site is likely the best overlander spot on lake Atitlan, safe, affordable, beautiful views, friendly staff and a 15 minute walk to the nearest town. The property also has its own private dock to access taxi boats to neighboring towns. The description provided at the beginning of this site is outdated, many of the issues about road access and the resident dogs have changed. The once terrible mountain road coming down to the lake has been paved. There still remains some unpaved sections, but any vehicle can negotiate these. The owner’s german shepherds have become more accustomed to dogs in the camping area and all interactions with other dogs have been positive. There have been multiple dogs here at one time, including a puppy, without an incident. Readers evaluating Pasajcap as a destination really need to look deeper into the comments to get a better feel for the place and not rely on the descriptive post at the beginning. This is the third year we have visited this overlander site, there really is nothing that comes close.

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Stayed here for 11 days. Perfect spot with lake access. A few other overlanders, great campsites, hot showers and decent internet. My dog loved it. The German shepherds are very nice, slightly old and not around much anyways.

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For 37,5 quetzales p.p. you get an amazing place to camp right at the lake. Beautiful camping spots, safe, hot showers, private pier at the lake and incredible views. You absolutely get your money's worth. Pierre and his staff are all very friendly and helpful. Probably the best spot around the lake. We came for 1 night, ended up staying over a week.

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By far the best campsite since the beginning of our road trip in 12 months. This paradise is so quiet and beautiful that we did not want to leave. Pierre is very welcoming and pleasant. We recommend this place.

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Perfect campsite! Everything is true about it, the beautiful view, the clean bathroom and hot shower, friendly Pierre. You can also buy fish and shrimp from the Pacific Ocean, beef from near farm, honey and honey wine. We bought snook fish and it was really good!

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Really amazing place. The views are stunning, and there is everything you need. Internet, laundry, water, electricity. Treat yourself to an apartment like we did for a night, they are absolutely stunning.

Easy to get around the lake as the dock provides water taxi service.

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Amazing. Everything we heard/read about this place is true. Very friendly, great facilities, stunning views. Loved it here. NOTE: there is construction work at the moment until Oct/Nov 2018. It doesn't disrupt the lovely site but the noise can be loud/annoying from 07:00-17:00 hrs weekdays if you are near the works like we were. Choose a spot furthest away from the work and it shouldn't be too bad.

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Superb place - the view doesn’t get much more spectacular than this. Make sure you go for a morning swim. Never been in lake water this clean. We enjoyed the fact that at this campsite, for the first time in 2 months, we had other overlanders staying. Our kids loved meeting people from all over the world. So not only a fabulous setting. But a wonderful community stop for us.

Ps - the dogs are old, slow and tired. Saw the earlier posts about aggression but I don’t think you should worry too much about his dogs.

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Lovely place with a fantastic view on the lake Atitlan.

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Beautiful view, perfect for swimming in the lake. Just be careful with the steep access road to San Marcos, especially with an automatic big rig.

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75Q la nuit par véhicule (2 personnes + 1 chien). Il y a quasiment tous les services compris: électricité, wifi, eau, toilettes, douche chaude. Pas de vidange des eaux usées, prévoyez avant d’arriver. Chiens acceptés sur demande (si vraiment friendly), envoyez un mail avant d’arriver. Nombre de places limité. Possibilité de laver son linge, d’acheter viandes et poissons, vins et grandes bouteilles d’eau de 5 galons. Des barbecues sont à disposition. Vue incroyable sur le lac et ses volcans ! Choisissez bien votre place car en saison des pluies certaines sont sujet à inondation. Plusieurs endroits pour s’isoler avec tables, hamac et prises électriques. Accès au lac pour s’y baigner ou prendre un bateau taxi depuis le ponton privé. Les bateaux taxi vous amènent aux villages des alentours du lac pour un prix raisonnable (le tuktuk est bien plus cher). A 15 minutes à pied du centre ville de San Marcos. Pierre et son équipe sont vraiment aux petits soins avec les voyageurs.
Sachez tout de même que pour accéder à ce petit paradis, les 20 derniers kilomètres sont très difficiles. Entre les lacets serrés, les côtes, les pentes, les trous, les cailloux, la boue ainsi que l’état général de la route, votre véhicule est mis à rude épreuve. Il faudra aussi s’acquitter des péages aux 3 derniers villages (5Q + 5Q + 10Q). Astuce: le dimanche il n’y a personne au contrôle.
Malgré les péripéties du trajet, cela vaut vraiment le coup, nous sommes restés 1 mois ! Et sommes partis à regret 😋

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Wonderful place where we stayed almost two weeks and met lots of other lovely overlanders!
Just the welcome was strange, Pierre wanted to charge full for our 4y and 1.5y old, so I asked him if he could at least not charge the baby.
This question made him angry and he wanted us to leave at dawn!
But no way to do this road in the darkness, and we were done and planned to stay a bit longer.
I just wanted to finish this ugly discussion and was ready to pay every price.
Then he reduced to 75 the adults and 40 for the kids (Total 115 a day)
The bitter taste from his welcome remained the time we stayed there.

There is just one post witch says more expensive for families, but I thought they travel with older kids.
Pierres words/policy is that every human makes some dirt.

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We came here for only one night. The road to get here is crazy, but because of this beautiful place totally worth it, even just for one day ;-) beautiful view, flat grassy ground, very clean toilets and a hot shower. Internet worked as well and the Owner is very kind and helpful! We would have stayed definitely longer if we had had the time!

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Wow. One of our favorite spots of the trip so far. Beautiful property with impressive effortless views of the lake and the volcanos. Well worth the drive to get here. Nice bathrooms (hot showers) and very helpful staff. If you are looking for a smaller town to spend a few days on Lake Atitlan, I think this is the one to do it!

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Thank you Pierre for this paradise. We felt so good. the sunsets on the lake atitlan are beautiful. the toilet and shower are very clean. Pierre is very friendly.
Deux Bretons autour du monde

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Wonderful quiet paradise bubble with beautiful flowers and sunrise :) enjoyed very much camping here!
The road to the Pierre's place is very good and he made the road down to the camping spots bigger for big rigs.

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Pierre is an amazing host and has an amazing location. it is a little slice of heaven. the road to San Marcos is very steep with switch backs. take your time going down. the road is paved but still went about 5 mph down. worth the drive, plan on spending a few days here. shower and bathrooms were clean and very nice. San Marcos has nice restaurants. Enjoy!

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This place is outstanding for 75/person/night. Pierre is the reason for that! He makes sure the campers are having just as good a time as the people staying in his luxury cabanas.

The nice bathrooms and showers are cleaned every day, the gardens are lovely and the private dock is key. You get a booklet which tells you everything. There's a hammock and a tables next to the lake that hardly anyone uses. There's also a wood heated sauna, you just have to pay for the wood.

Pierre's prawns were gigantic. His wine is good too. You won't find decent shrimp or wine in town for that price.

No dump site, but there are water spigots, toilets, two showers, and an outdoor sink so you can keep tanks empty. Most spots have electrical outlets included in price.

We did leave via Santiago, talk to the police beforehand. It worked out better for us to go that way than to attempt the big hill again. No problemo.

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Very nice place to stay for a week while taking classes in San Juan. 15 minute walk to San Marcos town itself, boat stops right at Pierre's - super convenient, 15Q to San Juan (same as going from San Marcos Pueblo). Steaks were good, dogs friendly. A little construction noise from next door and road from San Marcos is rather bumpy - though if you've made it this far you've probably experienced worse.

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Indeed, this is the spot to stay at if you're going to Atitlán. I originally wanted to drive around the lake and stay at various villages, but due to the bad state of the roads & security, it's just so much more convenient and comfortable to stay here and take the public boat wherever you want to go. And probably cheaper.
Awesome views on the lake, the dogs usually stay with Pierre (owner) and are well behaved and beautiful german shepards.
Warning: you'll stay longer than you think. And it's a good thing - Atitlán is worth to stay for a while. And a great overlanders hub (about 10 rigs)
Still 75 per vehicle/2 people.

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Best campsite in Guatemala! Clean, safe, friendly. Great spot to go on daily hikes to volcanoes or neighboring villages. We ended up staying a month - our daughter attended the local school and I taught English. (Message me if you're interested in teaching - they are keen for foreigners to help out, no experience necessary). Pierre and staff very welcoming and work hard to ensure everyone is comfortable.

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It is true that the road had been improved. This place is Worth It! the view. Pierre itself. You can get laundry service too. WiFi not so good. Excellent bathrooms and shower. Water and electricity in each site.

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Road to Pierre's place has much improved and is not a problem anymore.
About the place - as stated before: a paradise at the lake!
But be aware: You will stay at least double of your estimated time in this beautiful overlander bubble!

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They finally just did a great job and fix the road going to PASAJCAP campsite
All the steep and curvy section has been fixed with large layers of concrete The road is new and just re-opened so we are all very happy !! The last section ( 4km) will come along shortly but it is not steep and not very curvy This is not a major inconvenient. A great progress Thank you

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This is second stay at Pasajcap and this time we brought our dog. We were a little concerned at first because although Pierre wants to be pet friendly he was concerned for our dog's welfare due to his 3 german sheperds. Since he showed concern, so did we, the idea of keeping our dog in the van all the time was not acceptable to us. We were actually going to leave after just one night when It was suggested that all the dogs meet. In the end the two older girls just loved our dog and the big male decided to mostly ignore Walter. Basically we agreed that we would never let our dog off leash and use an alternate exit as needed to basically keep the dog encounters down. When coming and going, i would walk ahead to scout for the shepherds, most of the time they were not around, in the event they were we altered course and went around as wide as possible. Although a bit more work, after 2 months we never had a negative encounter. During our stay, we saw 2 other dogs which also followed the same routine and never had a negative encounter. The reality is that the risks associated to large powerful dogs can be mitigated when both the owners work together. Even when our dog accidently got loose, Pierre simply commanded his dog into the office and closed the door. We really enjoyed our stay at pasajcap for the same reasons as others have mentioned and will return next year. I hope this helps those travelling with dogs when considering pasajcap.

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why our previus coment isn't Here? i Still can see it in my check in list, but not in the comments. Also I see this has been very manipulate . The idea of this app is, I think, from travelers to travelers. Not for people to advise their places.

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2ème séjour chez Pierre pour nous !

Notre coup de cœur du Guatemala !!

Eau, électricité, Wifi, bloc sanitaires avec douches chaudes et WC..

Vue imprenable sur le lac et ses volcans !!!

Très paisible, tout le monde est très agréable, dock privé pour les navettes en bateaux qui rejoignent les villes/villages du lac..

Le top !!!

On recommande ++++++++

Julien & Julie amoureux de ce petit paradis !

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Can't say enough great things about this place. We stayed for 2 weeks while doing volunteer work in San Pablo. The truck was very secure while we were gone each day.
Incredible views, clean bathrooms with really hot showers, lovely common areas to hang out.
Staff is very friendly, you can get wine, meats, seafood delivered to your camp site. All purchases just go on your bill that you settle when leaving. Drinking water delivered to your site, not sure why anyone would assume it is free?
Very sweet happy hour at 5:30 pm each day where you can connect with others staying in the cottages and get together planning hiking activities if you wish.
There is simply no better place to camp at Lake Atitlan.

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This is one of those places where you plan to stay a couple days and end up staying a week. We still don’t want to leave. Pierre is kind and helpful. The views are amazing. The wine plentiful. Motorcycle and hammock friendly.

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Best spot om the lake with view on erupting volcano Fuego. We've stayed here for a month...!

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Pierre and his team are great hosts. The access road from north is open again with alternating one way traffic. Many sections of that road have been improved already.

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Loved our time at Pasaj Cap. Great camping spots with phenomenal views over the lake and volcano's. Also nice relaxing areas with hammocks and sun-beds. Pierre helped us out with information over the area. Wifi is average. Really nice hot showers, best ones we've had so far. Everything is really clean and nicely maintained. The road towards the camping is open again, so getting there is really doable. A new house is being build on the terrain but the workers did not bother us at all and they worked quietly. Pierre sells really good meat and fish (also wine, oils, etc.) for good prices.

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4runner with rooftent. Beautiful spot, immaculate facilities and very welcoming host. The road from the north is being upgraded but still a few km of rough road. Nothing too difficult. 75Q per night per vehicle. Garrafones of water was 24Q. We found neither the construction work , which will finish this week nor the dogs remotely intrusive. Definitely worth the journey.

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It is very noisy early in the morning because of construction of a new building. This campground is not pet friendly. They have three big dogs freely wandering in campground and the owner told us to keep our dog away from them to avoid dog fight because their dogs are protective for the territory. Walking with your dog is only possible out of property.
The 5 gallon drinking water for free mentioned on previous comments is for room residents only.

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Great place! Camping for 75Q is worth the place and view! Toilets and showers are clean and nice. Wake Up for sunrise some day - you can take nice pictures or timelapse. From 20.11.2017 road constructions are starting. Expect some delays plus last 8 km is steap and with quite big potholes. Drive slow, save breaks with engine! Must go place!

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the CORRECT GPS POINT IS:
14.723181, -91.249885
attention, la route sur les 8 derniers km est particulièrement défoncée, tortueuse et descente très très raide Ok pour 4x4 mais prudence avec des camping car de plus de 6 mètres. Prévoir 2 heures de route entre la sortie de la panaméricaine et le camping. Sinon le camping est magnifiquement situé face au lac et aux volcans

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the CORRECT GPS POINT IS:
14.723181, -91.249885

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Deserves all the accolades in previous reviews. Fantastic place, great that it’s walking distance to San Marcos with its markets, cafes, and shops. Yogis take note: the classes at the hostel are worthwhile and The Yoga Forest is worth the hike. The road deserves its infamous reputation, but you can do it without 4x4 (we did). Just stay in low gear and drive slow. The WiFi is inconsistent, but you can always walk into town (10-15 minutes) and park at at one of the many restaurants with WiFi.

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Stayed for 3 days. It is a very nice place to relax. Note that it is a steep road to get there with many curves. So when you first are there, you will stay for some days. And more than you planned. Must be challenging with bigger rigs - we have a small 4x4 van.

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The water (tap water) is NOT "potable. It is pumped directly from raw lake water, which is contaminated with a variety of pathogenic bacteria, agricultural chemicals (glyphosate and others) human feces due to lack of functioning sewage facilities, etc. This water should NOT be consumed or considered potable and people with weak defense systems should be careful even when showering as an eye or ear infection could potentially be the result. Lake Atitlán is at present in an environmental crisis.

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Beautiful place and view.BUT the road to there destroyed our van breaks and to get out you Must do it on weekend days if you want to take the other road less destroyed but more dangerous (armed robberies) . Not recommended for rvs because you Park un the grass that turns to mod when rains (we nedded 20 people to push our van to get out) also it wasnt level, so we loose food and the power energy wasnt as strong as to get our airconditioning work. we recommend it for staying in the houses (they look Beautiful) or tents, but not confortable for RV. Good and helpfull staff, but needs work ti make it good for rvs. we stayed with a class b van econoline convertion. Good showers and bathroom. Also Nice commun áreas. For us didnt worth what we has to invest latter un fixing the brakes with wich we had to continue Till Nicaragua where we found a decent mechanic workshop listened in this app..

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Amazing place by the lake. We spent 5 nights there, it is 75 Q per night for two people in a campervan (non negotiable, even if you stay more than a month like some people).

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Great accommodations in a beautiful spot. Electricity at the spots with water hookup close by (they let us borrow an extra hose to reach the water). There are showers and sink for dishes (never used but look good), wifi, the boats for San Pedro stop at their private dock. They provide 5 gallons of water free and have frozen fish in stock. The space is beautifully landscaped and everyone is very helpful.
Our only drawback is that since the boats stopped at 5:30 we had to get back early as a Turk-tuk takes about 40 min to get here and costs 150Q.
*a family of 4 traveling around the world

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10 places pour petits CC ou fourgons, possibilité plus mais un poil serré... eau et électricité sur les emplacements, wifi très correct, WC et douche chaude dans un bloc sanitaire , service linge 4Q la livre, petite épicerie sur place avec quelques produits français pour les nostalgiques :) ..
75Q la nuit avec le sourire, ici tout le monde est très très sympa, accueillant.. il fait très bon vivre avec une vue imprenable sur le lac et les volcans !!
Multiples activités autour du lac!!
On recommande ++
Julien et Julie

Veillez a bien vous rendre au point GPS ci dessous : 14.723181, -91.249885

Ils ont peint un petit camping car aujourd'hui sur le double portail noir.

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Great place to relax and rest! You can visit all the villages and go hiking, or just sit under a palapa and enjoy the stunning views! Really a must do to.

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We stopped in here, intending to spend "only" two weeks.. We didn't move the truck for 5.

Absolutely beautiful property with an amazing view of the lake and the volcanos. Pierre and his staff are kind and welcoming. The bathrooms/showers are immaculate and there is very reasonable laundry service right on site. You can also buy 5 gal bottles of purified water and there is power at each site.

You can walk into San Marcos, or catch a lancha from Pierre's private dock to any other town on the lake.

After visiting the other towns, I'd say Pierre's is the only real viable option for a long term stay in your rig at Atitlan.

75q/night/rig is an excellent deal.

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Un endroit magnifique où il fait bon (s'arrêter et) vivre. Pierre est un hôte. Très propre avec des installations modernes et au top et un personnel aux petits soins (surtout Diego). Vraiment un endroit génial ! Une petite précision : les chiens sont acceptés mais il ne vaut mieux pas (voir pas du tout) les laisser se ballader sans laisse dans la propriété !

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we stayed 3 weeks - the PLACE around the lake. highly recommended, Pierre and his staff are awesome! was difficult to leave ;)

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Pierre is awesome! He does a great job for overlander. We met lots of people doing the same trip as we do and also other overlander. Service is perfect. Restrooms/Showers are new and high quality! The view from the sites over the lake is the best part of it.

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Very safe and clean place. The perfect place to park your car and camp for days and get to know the place. Excellent service.

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Wonderful place to stay around Lake Atitlan, but a word of warning, the road is worse than expected and not for the faint of heart. My truck is 28ft with the hitch and I think this is probably the longest and biggest one can manage down the road. However once arrived you have found paradise. There is now room for 10 vehicles. Q75 for camping per truck for 2 people, Q 90 for 3 pp, rebate only for families over long stays. Electricity and water available. Wifi signal intermittent. Pierre the owner also has12 casitas for rent. $250/ week in low season (June to mid July and Sept/Oct) otherwise $350/week or $675/month incl. housekeeping. No matter where you are on the property you have a great view of the volcanoes bordering the lake. The staff is very friendly and helpful but does not speak English. Pierre sells wine, meat, seafood and drinking water. Laundry can be done by hand by the staff. Brand new, clean and modern hot showers and bathrooms. Water bassins for dishes and laundry and also BBQ stands. Palapas strewn across the property with hamacs for RnR. You can walk, take a tuk tuk or the lancha (taxi boat) to San Marcos which it is a great place to take Spanish lessons. From there you can take the boat to pretty much anywhere on the lake.
This being a French owned property, there is a daily 5:30 pm Happy Hours (BYOB) under the main palapa. It is a great way to meet Pierre's other visitors and learn about the many activities around the lake.
To find "Chez Pierre" continue driving past San Marcos to the large black gates with the bell on the top left hand side. Just ring a few times and allow Diego time to walk to the gates. This is a large property so be patient.
This is a cash only facility (in Quetzales) but it is easy to get cash in San Marcos or any of the villages around the lake.

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A true haven as all the reviews have said. Note more expensive for families: 130Q for two adults and three children. week, fortnight and monthly rates available if you don't want to leave!

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We celebrated Christmas together with 13 Overlanders from 8 different countries. There is space for 3 bigger rigs and 7 vans. Two more toilets and one more shower will be finished in the upcoming weeks. It's a great place. We spent two weeks. The only con: the internet is really slow. Used our cellphone most of the time.

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All of the reviews below are accurate. Easy to shop locally around, although I wished we had stocked up before just so we didn't have to run around looking for items and could just sit and enjoy the view! Wifi is in and out around camp.

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Paradise on earth....
Pierre is so nice and helpfull.
5.km concentrated downhill, with our Truck -RV. 7.9m 3.6.high, long 10.tonnes, low gear, without brake heating.
Landscape is unforgetable, lac, volcans, IN Santiago super traditionel artcraft...
Place to be....
We loved.
Panamericanassimo yours.

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It's a great place as you can see on all the other comments.

Don't worry to drive down! Yes, the road has a lot of holes, but it's really no problem to drive.

Just be careful! You'll stay probably longer as you have planned! :)

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This is probably our favourite campsite on the trip so far. Waking up to that view every morning was bliss! The weather is perfect here, even in rainy season it only rains in the afternoon with gorgeous sunshine in the morning. Swimming in the lake was heaven (it's calmer in the morning).

We have a 23ft / 7.2m by 2.8 wide by 3m tall 5 tonne 1993 motorhome with low ground clearance, drum brakes on the rear and no four wheel drive. We read the reviews here about the road down to San Marcos and decided to give it a go - it would be an adventure! And we actually loved the drive down. There were some potholes and bad patches of road but nothing that careful driving couldn't handle. We stopped 3 times to let our brakes cool down, in beautiful spots.

We planned to stay for 2 nights and ended up staying for 12 weeks! We needed to do repairs on our van anyway and decided that this was the perfect place to do spend time whilst we did it.

We made great friends with other overlanders too, many of whom came to camp and ended up renting one of Pierre's apartments for a month or two's rest from the road.

You can catch a boat from Pasajcap's private dock to towns on the lake. Food shopping is easy in San Marcos, and for more options San Pedro market is good too. San Pedro also has a brilliant health food store. Check out Smokin Joe's Sunday BBQ in San Pedro :) Delicious all-you-can-eat food and great, cheap cocktails. Pana is a longer boat ride but is worth it and the shops and market have more variety. Chalos and Sandra's supermarkets on the Calle Principal have loads of western foods if you are missing anything from home :)

Pierre and the people who work for him are all incredibly friendly, welcoming, helpful and attentive. They have just put in a new gas powered shower and are building a new bathroom and shower block and communal space with BBQ closer to the main camping area.

There is a communal camping 'field' with the best views at the bottom of the property, with a couple of more private, single camping spots nearer the present bathroom. We couldn't recommend this place enough.

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We absolutely loved this place!! We took a month off the road in various gorgeous apartments, all with an amazing view. We then came back and camped for a week.The camp area is perfect with a great view of the lake. There were lots of beautiful covered common areas with hammocks. As we were leaving he was building another small common area with a small kitchen. He has his own dock to catch the lancha to the neighboring villages and also a swimming dock. Pierre and all his staff are so friendly and attentive. Definitely plan on staying longer than you think. The drive down is a bit steep but very easily manageable for anyone. Just take it slow and let your brakes rest if you don't have low gear. Not a place to miss!

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Amazing views! The cottage is very comfortable but it's all about the view. Less convenient to town but Pierre and his great staff do all the can to provide meat, wine , pate etc. we didn't experience it as much as some because of having Aspen with us but it's a truly gorgeous place. I only rank as a 4star because of the dog inconvenience but that is just our issue.

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Lovely location. Road into San Marcos is extremely steep and full of potholes and switchbacks. MUST USE LOW GEAR. We were avoiding potholes and forgot to downshift and brakes paid. Started smoking and we had to wait 1&1/2 hours to cool off halfway down mountain. 75q per night. Clean bathroom but somewhat of a hike from campsites. Have electrical and water but haven't tried them out yet.

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wow! Pretty hard to find but just wonderfull and amazing. Follow the GPS and hold on left when you haven't no more receive. Do Not drive until the end of the street. otherwise you have to go backwards... the road was good for our car (no 4x4!)

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That view! Beautiful campground, we definitely recommend staying here. Very clean facilities. Pierre and staff are very helpful and friendly.

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All the other reviews are accurate. Really awesome campsite. We ended up staying longer than planned. Thank you again Pierre!

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Beautiful camping just outside of San Marcos. Pierre is a wonderful host and sells wine/seafood/soup/tenderloin/charcoal/wood etc. Water and electric hookups at site. Clean restroom and shower. Beautiful views, private dock for swimming and for catching a lancha to other towns. Town is a 15 min walk or a 10q pp tuk tuk/5q pp lancha to San Marcos. Quiet, relaxing and beautiful spot. The road getting here is very steep. Let the brakes rest on the way down! Once in town the roads are tight. Main road was chained closed due to school activities and we had to go through town on a very tight (not recommended) road! We arrived in a Friday at 12:30pm so hopefully it was just closed for school lunch.

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Endroit super, je confirme,tous les comptes rendus des visiteurs..Par-contre,pour ce qui est des 10 dernier km , décrit par certain comme, "crazy steep ".En fait ça ne sont que 4 km de descente,et la route est frequentée régulièrement par des mini bus sans 4x4,les grand bus de passagers locaux, ainsi que par des camions chargé de plus de 7m2 de gravas.(Que j'ai croisé )D'onc en principe aucun problème à condition "evidemment" d'avoir un véhicule qui n'est pas surchargé,avec une transmision saine ainsi que un bon embrayage et des freins en bon état.!. Aucune inquiétude ce n'est pas " la routa de la muerte" Allez 'y tranquille...

I confirm nice place, friendly people.Pierre is very helpful..
But in terms of the last 10 km, described as "crazy steep." En fact its no more then only 4 km downhill road ,which is regularly frequented by all type of vehicles such as - mini bus without 4x4,-the largest local passengers bus, and by loaded trucks with over 7m2 of rubble. (that I passed) So its no problem at all,provided you have a vehicul with a healthy transmision and a good clutch and brakes .

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For us the best place to stay at the lake. We are here with our 4 x 4 Camper (2,40 m width, 8 m long and 3,40 m hight) and found a nice, clean and quiet place.
Approx. the last 10 Km of the road is very steep, winding and poor but possible to drive if you drive carefully. The entrance road is narrow for this kind of vehicle but it worked, too.
There is enough space for more than three vehicle but the surface is not plane everywhere. You have to use stones or boards to level your vehicle.

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Camped at Pasaj Cap for our second time. Great place with great views. Pierre is a great host!

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Really nice place to stay a couple of days. Stunning views and great people. You can do a lot of beautiful hikes around the lake. Furthermore it is possible to go by boat to all town on the lake shore.
Atention! The road down the lake is crazy steep and we coulden't make it with our old Mercedes van. We really struggeld to get out...check first if you have a heavy vehicle without reduced gears..

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Pierre's place is a gem....He has 3 camping spots with beautiful views of the lake. Easy walk into San Marcos, his own dock for quick water taxi anywhere on the lake. Seperate shower and bathroom for campers with water and electricity at each site. The friendliness and helpfulness of Pierce and his staff is great. It was hard to leave.

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this place is beautiful and lives up the hype over all. Pierre is nice and the staff great. There are 3 RV spots for rent overall and the rest are cabanas and apartments. the property is very well designed with great Vistas and craftsmanship. the wifi is professionally installed and reaches across the property and was overall good. it's still 75 per night. the only downside is that it's not really dog friendly because of his German shepherds. you will have to keep your dog INSIDE your vehicle or in a kennel which is decently close to two of the spots but far from the third. we have a small dog so he didn't really mind too much the trip and we could carry him to the kennel because Pierre was scared for us to even have him on a leash. as the week wore on, we realized that the German shepherds stay around Pierre most of the time and that one could chance it at night or other times when Pierre is gone. but really do you wanna take the chance? it was so beautiful we still stayed a week!

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Like everyone says, beautiful place with great views. Clean restroom and showers, water and electricity at our spot. Lounge areas with hammocks and grill stations. Gated and quite. Pierre and his staff are very friendly.

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Best place to stay at Lago Atitlán! Great view, clean shower, good WiFi. Pierre, the owner, is super friendly and helpful! Q70

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What an amazing place and a wonderfull host!?!! Pierre ist super nice and everything is really beautifull! Highly recommended. For reservations, Pierres phone number is: (+502) 7723 4055

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Pierre very friendly. Internet was only working occasionally and we had some things to do online so we only stayed one night. 75Q for two people.

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Still here and open. Didn't have GPS but managed to find it with help from the nearby hostel. Take the dirt road before the big uphill turn. Go about one half mile. Small vehicles with good ground clearance recommended.

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This is one of the best places to stay so far. Pierre and his team are incredibly hospitable. Scenery is beautiful. Lake is refreshing. One warning: you might stay here longer than you thought. Also, don't be afraid of the road, it's horrible but you can make it!

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Beautiful views of the lake!! Direct access is wonderful, lots of places shaded places to sit. Hard to find...we drove past, but a few people helped us find it if you ask them for directions to Pierre's place. Look at the photos before going. The doors is black, and there is a little bell to ring. Only one bathroom and shower ( we think) but they are worth waiting for.

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Beautiful, tranquil place with one of the best views you will find on the lake. 75Q/$10 per night gets you electricity, water (non potable, potable is $3 for 5 gallons), security, bathroom, warm showers, wifi (in and out but when it worked it was fine), beautiful lake front access with possibly the nicest swimming area on the lake. There is a laundry area or you can pay 4Q per pound to have it washed, dried, and folded by the cleaning ladies on the property. Various lounge spots around the property and barbecue area. Pierre was extremely accommodating. We were able to stay with our dog, keeping our dog either in the van or in a large, secure kennel space right next to our campsite. He does have a pack of large, territorial German Shepherds that follow him everywhere. They are very sweet dogs, just very territorial. We had no problems with our dog in the large kennel space or van. However, if you have a dog, know that dog fights have a history on the property so for the health and safety of all dogs involved it is critical that you keep your dog contained or communicate with Pierre about when the dogs will be around. Once you are here you can travel around the lake by public boat, getting picked up and dropped off right on the dock outside. Best campsite we've experienced on our trip. It was refreshing to feel safe to leave the windows open or stuff outside at night. We will return on our next trip down here :)

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Beautiful. And the beef is as good as everyone says. Made it here in my 87 VW Van. Road is rough but doable. I don't think I'll have any problems getting out. It is steep though 😀

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$10 for two people per night for tent camping. Stunning views and extremely secure and safe. Walking distance to town. Great people, very friendly. Decent wifi and warm water for showers. Three great hang out areas that are covered with tables, hammock and lounge chair as well as BBQ. Stayed five nights. There is not a sign from the road, trust the GPS coordinates and be patient after you ring buzzer as the staff have a bit of a walk. See photo of gate we added.

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Extremely steep and hazardous road going down to the lake, it is neccasary to have good breaks and 4x4. Do not consider visiting unless you have good breaks and low gears. It definetly was one of the best places to stay on lake atitlan. Pierre is one of the nicest hosts. We stayed a week cause it was so nice, very nice views and you can swim in the refreshing lake when its hot. Pierre has 3 very territorial nice guard dogs therefore no other dogs allowed. It was 115q a night for camping for 5 people. There are rv sites and also stunning apartments to rent. Electricty is available and internet but its slow. He sells seafood, wine and really good beef/steak. You can catch a boat from the dock to any of the surrounding areas but be sure you watch the time, because 5 pm is the deadline for the boats to come back (san pedro ) . There are flush toilets, stylish hot - cold showers and a place for washing your clothes. Make sure you have cash on you to pay. Credit cards are not accepted. There are no atm's in the nearest time.

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The road down to San Marcos is very, very steep!!! There were also some deep potholes and outwashed gravel roads.

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A great spot to camp or rent a cottage if the budget allows. 3 of us with 2 bikes was $15 per night. Great views, quiet, and secure.

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Amazing place. very quiet and away from the tourist crowd. Wish we could have stayed longer. We had no problems with his drive way and it's actually a lot easier than the steep road leading down to the lake. We had no issues with our Sprinter getting down there. Not suitable for big rigs though. He has 3 dogs who seemed friendly but he asked us to keep our pup tied up/in the van to prevent any incidents. Very nice of him to accommodate us, so try to check in before arriving to make sure he can accommodate. Wifi available but not very strong signal. Pierre is amazing and sold is great meat at 59Q for 1lb. You can take a boat taxi from his dock to anywhere on the lake. We walked from here to Jaibalito (~4km or 1.5hrs each way) to pick up some German bread (which was amazing). You can also take a water taxi there. Cost for camping 75Q/night ($10USD).

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One of the nicest spots on lake Atitlan. Pierre offers RV and tent camping and has several appartments to rent. Furthermore, he sells fresh tenderloin meat, seafood and wine. There are 3 lounge areas with hammocks, lounge chairs, BBQ and amazing views. Camping is 75Q per night (per vehicle). Call or email ahead as there are only 3 spots for RVs.

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- we paid 50 Q per car per day, but since 1. 1. 2014 the price is supposed to be 75 Q
- wifi, electricity, water, hot shower (very stylish), flushing toilet with the best toilet paper ever!
- absolutely NO DOGS allowed (there are 3 shepherds here who are very territorial)
- one minute walk to the lake
- great views of the volcanos and the lake
- water taxis stop at the private pier, you can easily get to Panajachel (around 20 Q per person, locals pay less, maybe you can also) and other villages
- you can buy excellent beef, fish and sea food in the office
- there is level place for about 2 smaller vehicles (vans/pickups) and some more not exactly level
- Openstreet maps did not have the road to the place (2013), just follow signs for San Marco and then continue east. Last few meters are on a rough rocky road, but any vehicle can make it. The drive down to the village is VERY steep. We had to drive down and back up in first gear (and even so we had problems in some spots). Heavy vehicles without low gear transmission could be in trouble.

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BY FAR the BEST camp ever, we have ever visited!!
We were low 1 week in an apartment here in Pierre. He has more here, very nice Housings on a fantastically beautiful area. You are highly recommended, but booked meitsens for months if not years before! But you can still ask if interested.
After that, we stayed a few days longer. He has specially drawn a water line for us. It has 2-3 places for mid-sized cars on the lawn. Toyota Unimog or even possible. Where the Unimog would already borderline!
The camp site is not 100% straight, but there it has all the walls full of rocks. Water & electricity directly on the space available. A little further up warm shower and toilet. Opportunity for self free washing put it there also or also has a Laundry Service.
WIFI is also on the premises and is attending.
Right there where you have a turn of the stone road to the campsite it right beautiful palapas with hammocks, comfortable lounge chairs and barbecues. Can you use anything!
1-2 minute walk down to go for a swim, or a boat to Pana (10-15QZ/Person, not more!) Or San Marcos (5QZ) take for shopping.
Sauna would also be available down at the lake.
Pierre, the French owner is SUPER nice and he has constantly absolutely fresh Tenderloin Beef for little money to buy! (45-50QZ/Pfund!) It was divine!
Dogs allowed, he himself has three shepherd and his girlfriend 2, which do not get along with other dogs and have to stay in the pen when you come with dogs.
The whole thing cost a whopping 50QZ/night/Auto! He does not do it for the money but because he likes to have international visitors and he himself traveled a lot!
It is the BEST view on the lake at all, a lot nicer than in Pana or Santa Cruz! For this money absolutely amazing!
The trip down to San Marcos is very steill. The trip from his gate entrance down to the campsite even steeper! We had to reduction down there and up! Do not know whether a normal campers can go as steep? But the driveway are concrete blocks.
Email or phone is best Pierre on his website if you come with dogs or else has questions!

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