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 v Aehicle). Call or email ahead as there are only 8 spaces for RV's.
Pierres phone number is: (+502) 7723 4055
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.
Owner wishes to declare the place pet friendly BUT then wants to give permission on a case by case basis. This obviously means that the campsite is NOT unconditionally pet friendly. But then aren’t all campsites allowed to decide whether they accept a pet or guest. Tthe 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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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 !!Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
Super nice location. We liked it very much and are sure we come back. Highly recommended !!Report Check-In
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..
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...
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 hikeReport Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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.
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.Report Check-In
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...!
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!Report Check-In
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.
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 somedayReport Check-In
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 recommendReport Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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!Report Check-In
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!Report Check-In
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.
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!Report Check-In
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.
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.Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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!Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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 😋
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.
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!Report Check-In
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!Report Check-In
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.
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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.
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!Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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.
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.Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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!
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
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.Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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 !Report Check-In
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.
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.Report Check-In
Best spot om the lake with view on erupting volcano Fuego. We've stayed here for a month...!Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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.
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!Report Check-In
the CORRECT GPS POINT IS:
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
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.Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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..Report Check-In
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).Report Check-In
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
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.Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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 !Report Check-In
we stayed 3 weeks - the PLACE around the lake. highly recommended, Pierre and his staff are awesome! was difficult to leave ;)Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
Very safe and clean place. The perfect place to park your car and camp for days and get to know the place. Excellent service.Report Check-In
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.
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!Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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....
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! :)Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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!Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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!)Report Check-In
That view! Beautiful campground, we definitely recommend staying here. Very clean facilities. Pierre and staff are very helpful and friendly.Report Check-In
All the other reviews are accurate. Really awesome campsite. We ended up staying longer than planned. Thank you again Pierre!Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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 .
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.
Camped at Pasaj Cap for our second time. Great place with great views. Pierre is a great host!Report Check-In
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..
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.Report Check-In
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!Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
Best place to stay at Lago Atitlán! Great view, clean shower, good WiFi. Pierre, the owner, is super friendly and helpful! Q70Report Check-In
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 4055Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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!Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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 :)Report Check-In
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 😀Report Check-In
$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.Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
The road down to San Marcos is very, very steep!!! There were also some deep potholes and outwashed gravel roads.Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
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).Report Check-In
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.Report Check-In
- 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.
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!