11 Best Fishing Lodges In Guatemala - Updated 2024

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Situated south of Mexico, Guatemala has been attracting tourists from all over the world with its rainforests, volcanoes, Mayan sites, and scenic glamping spots. The country is also known as one of the best fishing destinations, boasting sites such as Iztapa and Lake Atitlan. While you are here, you can visit the top-notch attractions. You can stop by Tikal to admire pyramid ruins and gain insights into the ancient Mayan city. Enjoy the crystal clear water of the swimming holes at Natural Monument Semuc Champey. You can also go on a scenic hike to enjoy the sights of Pico Mayor and Yepocapa, the two peaks of Acatenango. Planning a fishing holiday here? There are several fishing resorts in Guatemala to choose from. Continue reading to find out more about the best fishing lodges in Guatemala.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and a location with easy access to fishing spots. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 22, 2024.

1. Family-friendly Airbnb with an outdoor pool

This Airbnb vacation rental is tucked inside the upscale condominium of the Likin and is minutes away from the famous boating club of Marina Pez Vela. The rental is best suited for big families who want to experience sport fishing on the Pacific Coast of Guatemala, which is the Sailfish Capital of the World. Guests can expect to reel in the wild Pacific sailfish during their stay here.

In the Airbnb, you will find comfy beds for a good night’s rest after an eventful day of fishing. The air-conditioned rental has a cozy setting and is equipped with modern amenities such as an internet connection and a well-appointed kitchen for preparing meals. The holiday home also welcomes pets.

The complex lets you enjoy access to an outdoor pool that stays open all year round. You can swim a few lengths before calling it a night.

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Puerto Quetzal, Escuintla, Guatemala
23.89 km (14.9 mi) from Auto Safari Chapin
69 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 14 Beds 12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Host:
maria was a great host along with the house's janitor; he was very helpful
host was great as pero the people that help in the house
maría is a great host and gave us an awesome experience
Location:
great place to rest very pesceful and secure
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2. Comfortable villa with free parking in Escuintla (from USD 183)

Get ready to enjoy a fishing holiday when it’s the best time to fish in Guatemala by booking Villa Lolita. Boasting spacious interiors, this villa can promise a comfortable stay for you and your loved ones. The rental comes with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, easily accommodating up to 10 guests. You can start your morning with a soak in the swimming pool. During the day, you can go kayaking and fishing as the water is only a few steps away. In the evening, you can enjoy an intimate barbecue outdoors. If you are looking for some entertainment options, the property has a ping pong table.

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Puerto Quetzal, Escuintla, Guatemala
23.79 km (14.8 mi) from Auto Safari Chapin
96 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 7 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
it was nice clean and comfortable
lovely place would definitely stay again place was super clean quiet ambiance an overall great experience
Location:
excellent home in a beautiful quiet location
a nice place to spend with friends and family
great place to relax with the family
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3. Beachfront chalet in Santa Rosa (from USD 2134)

This beachfront chalet can allow you to reconnect with nature, featuring a lovely front garden and a lush backyard. The accommodation comes with three bedrooms and four bathrooms, easily sleeping a large group of seventeen guests. You can jump into the swimming pool and enjoy a fun-filled afternoon with your loved ones. There is a kitchen where you can cook delicious meals. The balcony is the perfect place to have your morning coffee. Located in a fishing village, you can easily enjoy water activities like fishing.

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Monterrico , Santa Rosa, Monterrico, Guatemala
28.01 km (17.5 mi) from Auto Safari Chapin
chalet 17 Guests 7 Bedrooms 7 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the pool was fantastic and the view and private entrance to the beach was unbeatable
it’s clean big and the air conditioners work very well which was very important for my family
Cleanliness:
it was beautifully decorated and very clean
Host:
the owners attention to detail in decoration and taking care of their guests differentiates this property from others
Location:
it’s also perfect walking distance from all the restaurants and tiendas
great location the groundskeeper joel was very attentive and help d ensure our stay was pleasant
this is an ideal location and the home is impeccably decorated and appointed
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4. Posh home with a private pool in Escuintla

This posh home can welcome up to 16 people, equipped with 5 bedrooms and 4 clean bathrooms. Sail fishing is among the most popular activities to do around the area. With a gorgeous pool surrounded by lush greenery, you can enjoy a relaxing swim. There is free WiFi for guests who want to stay connected. Laundry facilities are available for the guests’ convenience.

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Puerto Quetzal, Escuintla, Guatemala
24.64 km (15.4 mi) from Auto Safari Chapin
49 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 15 Beds 16 Guests 5 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we appreciate the help in the kitchen which allowed us to enjoy our visit
Cleanliness:
the house was spotless very very clean the location is perfect and it is great for big groups
everything was clean the house is ideal for big groups
Host:
antonio is a great host he is communicative and kind and made our stay a very pleasurable one
Location:
fabulous location close to everything the place was beautiful and clean
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5. Lovely villa with multiple terraces in Solola (from USD 250)

Situated by the lake where you can enjoy fishing, this lovely villa can comfortably sleep up to seven people. While you are swimming in the heated pool, you can admire the lush botanical gardens. There is a large hot tub where you can relax with a glass of wine. Two fishing rods and tackle are at your disposal. You can cozy up by the outdoor fireplace while you share some stories with your loved ones. There are multiple terraces that can allow guests to enjoy beautiful views.

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San Marcos Atitlan, Solola, GT
7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

6. Lakefront cabin in Solola (from USD 120)

If you are traveling to Guatemala all by yourself or with your beloved, then you can consider booking this cabin that is located right by the lake. The rental is surrounded by gardens, and you can enjoy panoramic views of the lake, the mountains, and the volcanoes from the place. You can stay with your loved ones back home by taking advantage of the high-speed WiFi. If you want to enjoy fishing and boating, the private dock can be reached easily. There is a bathroom with bathing essentials, so you can freshen up after a tiring day outdoors.

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San Marcos La Laguna, Sololá, Guatemala
97.5 km (60.6 mi) from Auto Safari Chapin
245 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
gorgeous bathroom comfortable bed and enjoyable balcony view
amenities are sufficient to keep lodging simple but yet comfortable
first the views and property are gorgeous and it is very cozy
open to nature bathroom is unique and very well set
the view is beautiful and relaxing and the outdoor bathroom is gorgeous
Cleanliness:
beautiful location and beautiful space clean responsive host and good service
Host:
the host was responsive and kind
the hosts are very kind and helpful aswell
the host is very friendly and helpful
the caretaker was completely available and helpful
marcos the staff was wonderful; he was very helpful and very attentive to our needs
Location:
kayaks were a plus and a great location
excellent location: only a 10 minute walk to all the restaurants but far enough for total privacy
peaceful sanctuary yet close to town
this is a wonderful place tucked away from everything and absolutely perfect for relaxing
if you can handle the walk then it's an absolutely amazing place to stay
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7. Charming bungalow with a swimming pool in Escuintla (from USD 128)

Are you looking for a place near the beach? If so, you can book a stay at this charming bungalow surrounded by lush green trees. With one bedroom and two spotless bathrooms, up to two guests can stay here. You can enjoy fishing nearby. Feel free to step into the swimming pool for a refreshing dip after your water activities. If you like to prepare your own meals, you can go straight to the kitchen that is equipped with a refrigerator, coffee maker, oven, and other cooking basics. WiFi is also available to keep guests connected.

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El Paredon, Escuintla Department, Guatemala
52.41 km (32.6 mi) from Auto Safari Chapin
66 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Room in boutique hotel 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is a small kitchen and the pool is fantastic too
Cleanliness:
it is modern and clean
amazing place the house is very comfortable modern and clean with decoration details all over the place
tiffany is a great host and the room is really clean with nice amenities and full of details
Host:
tiffany is an excellent host really careful and attentive
tiffany is super helpful; she made sure finding luna nueva was easy
tiffany is a such a nice person and an excellent host
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8. Beautiful house with a private lagoon in Alpa Verapaz

This beautiful house that is located in a private nature reserve can allow guests to enjoy some stunning views. Equipped with four bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths, this home can accommodate up to ten travelers. The reserve boasts a lagoon where you can swim. If you are interested in fishing, kayaking, and other water activities, they can be made available at an additional cost. Other amenities include a kitchen and a hot tub, so you can easily relax after a long day.

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San Juan Chamelco, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
148.71 km (92.5 mi) from Auto Safari Chapin
91 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 7 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
has a fully stocked kitchen so take advantage and bring lots of food and drink
heated pool is perfect for the climate
the kitchen is a good size however the interior lighting in this particular space is lacking
the small plunge pool has a nice solar cover to keep the water warm
Cleanliness:
the house was clean with lots of room
the house is great with all the comfort and cleanliness
Host:
the local staff is attentive and helpful
the staff is amazingly helpful and welcoming
everyone was very kind and responsive
the care takers are roberto and margarita and they are both so wonderful
carolina was incredibly responsive and the owner ronaldo was so courteous and nice when we met him
Location:
a perfect place for gathering a big group or for a romantic adventure
this place is absolutely beautiful the house is well equipped and extremely comfortable
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9. Four-bedroom villa with a pool table in Santa Rosa (from USD 213)

This four-bedroom villa comes with a large pool where you enjoy a relaxing swim. You can have a good night’s rest as this rental features cozy beds. If you want to unwind indoors, there is a living room with cable television. With barbecue facilities, you can enjoy spending time outside. It also has a pool table, so you can enjoy playing with your loved ones. You can head to the nearby marina for some fishing.

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24.25 km (15.1 mi) from Auto Safari Chapin
7 reviews   Wifi Available
House 13 Guests 4 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 13
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
each room has its own 3-piece washroom a/c unit and ceiling fan
it has a great kitchen with an electric stove and oven
our nephews and nieces loved the larger pool on these hot guatemala days
Host:
oscar the owner is wonderful
oscar is a terrific host
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10. Dreamy house with hammocks in Iztapa (from USD 250)

Situated within walking distance of the beach and the Pacific Ocean, this house for fishing in Iztapa, Guatemala, is perfect for families or a group of friends who want to escape from the city. You can start your day on the right note by having a delicious breakfast prepared in the well-equipped kitchen. There is a lovely swimming pool for a refreshing swim. With four bedrooms that feature six soft beds, guests can be ensured a restful sleep throughout their stay.

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Iztapa, Guatemala
19.21 km (12.0 mi) from Auto Safari Chapin
55 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 6 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
open concept lots of space clean comfy and cozy
Location:
great place to stay really close from the city compared with the other options around
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11. Spacious house with tropical botanical gardens in Escuintla

You can enjoy a pleasant stay at this house that is spacious enough for up to nine guests. It features four bedrooms with six cozy beds that can ensure a good night’s sleep. If you want to relax, you can take a walk around the tropical botanical gardens. In addition to the gardens, you can have access to the water spring, four lakes, and a natural swimming pool where you can go fishing, kayaking, and rowing. Other amenities include a well-equipped kitchen, an indoor fireplace, and a hot tub.

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42.55 km (26.5 mi) from Auto Safari Chapin
9 reviews  
Entire residential home 6 Beds 9 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
our family of young children loved the natural pool swings and boats
we spent many hours swimming and relaxing by the pool
Host:
he is also flexible with check-in and check-out time which was extremely helpful
Location:
it’s the most beautiful place on earth
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Be ready for a wonderful adventure in Guatemala

Guatemala is a gorgeous place that is perfect for tourists who want to take a relaxing break. Start planning your trip and get ready for recreational days of sport fishing in Guatemala by booking any of the best fishing lodges here.

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