About Casa Pamakanya 

Casa Pamakanya consists of three houses, lush gardens, a plethora of fruit trees, multiple patios, hammocks, kayaks, and a dock that's perfect for diving into the clear waters of Central America's most beautiful lake. While always in view of three stunning volcanoes, a vacation at Casa Pamakanya includes swimming, kayaking, hiking, relaxing, and enjoying the people, culture, and activities of the many surrounding Guatemalan towns and villages.   The houses are fully equipped with electricity, hot & cold running water, full baths, appliances (including a coffee maker in each house), kitchen supplies, bedding & towels, filtered drinking water and a satellite phone. Wifi is available and included in your rental. There is a washing machine and drying lines, as well as a wash basin (pila) behind the house.

Together the houses sleep 13 in beds and up to 16 with the available air mattresses.

The main house sleeps 5-6 and has an open layout that includes one queen size bed in the master bedroom, that can be curtained off for privacy, and three single beds in a loft, two of which can be converted into a king size bed. There is also room for an air mattress.

The upper house sleeps 4-5 and includes one queen size bed and two single beds and room for an air mattress.

The lower house ('la casita'), sleeps 4-5 and includes 2 single beds (which can be converted into a king size bed) plus a futon couch/bed and room for an air mattress.

You can rent the main house only or a combination of the main house and one or both bungalows. 

Four kayaks - 2 doubles & 2 singles - are available for use to explore the lake shore and visit neighboring villages. 

Caretaker, Housekeeping & Property Manager

The caretaker/gardener, Pascual, works Monday through Saturday mid-day. He gardens, keeps the house stocked with basic supplies such as water, gas, toilet paper, etc... and helps with repairs. Pascual lives nearby in Jaibalito. He does not speak English but does speak Spanish. He is always happy to help but is respectful of your space so if you need something do not hesitate to seek him out as he may be up above the property tending the trees. Pascual's dog, Sam, sometimes joins him at the house while he works.

Maria is responsible for cleaning the house. The house will be cleaned, with fresh sheets and towels, upon your arrival.  If you are staying for a week or more, Maria will come mid-week to do some housekeeping.  Out of respect for the environment, we have asked her not to change sheets or wash towels midweek unless requested.  Maria will be happy to offer you additional housekeeping services at a price of approximately $10/day.  This can be arranged through the owners or Aaron prior to your visit, or with Maria directly once you have arrived.
Maria can also be hired to cook for you. Her services are available for approximately 250-450Q ($30-60) for a dinner and 200-400Q ($25-50) for a breakfast, depending on the size of your group. This includes the cost of groceries. She is a trained hotel cook, whose specialties include the Guatemalan dish pepian, eggplant parmesan ‘lasagna’, chicken stews, chiles rellenos, hearty vegetable soup, tofu dishes and of course Guatemalan beans and tortilla. She will usually do the shopping for the ingredients.This can be arranged ahead of time with the owners if you are not conversant in Spanish, or with her directly once you arrive. You will pay her directly for the meals & she will let you know the total cost.

Andrea Solarzano is the rental manager. She can help with any arrangements you need including hiring Maria to cook, transportation, excursions, etc... She is amazingly helpful and speaks both Spanish and English. 

Armand Boissy is the property manager. He lives in nearby Santa Cruz and has an officein Panajachel. He speaks English, Spanish, and French and is available to help out if you have any questions or problems. 

Pascual, Maria may not be available on their days off (usually Saturday afternoons, Sundays, holidays, or vacation days) so please keep this in mind during your stay but either Armand or Andrea should be reachable at all times in the event of an emergency.

Questions? Email: Pamakanya@gmail.com 



The Gardens

The terraced gardens offer an array of color and many trees and plants in all shapes and sizes. You can easily lose yourself as you explore and discover the multitude of flowers and other foliage. Pascual can also help you harvest whatever fruit is in season from the ample papaya, bananas, mango, avocado, orange and lime trees. There is also a small herb and vegetable garden and we have recently planted a variety of indigenous trees in the upper part of the property. Pascual will gladly take you to see them if you are interested.

Questions? Email: Pamakanya@gmail.com or Call: – 301.785.0421