Top Vegan Resort: Laguna Lodge, Guatemala

Nestled on the shore of Lake Atitlán, Guatemala this exclusive vegetarian and vegan-friendly resort offers everything you could want for an eco-friendly vacation. As you gaze at it, you see four levels of thatched roofs, surrounded by lush jungle and know that you have found your piece of paradise. Away from the worries of the world, and only accessible by boat this is a place where you will not be disturbed for the duration of your stay.

Nature Reserve

The Resort is situated within its own nature reserve and many of the fruits, vegetables, and flowers used to create culinary wonders are grown here. The reserve covers 100 acres of tropical rainforest, where you are more than welcome to explore. The lodge has built paths within the reserve for all fitness levels, so you can go for a meandering stroll or an intense hike up to the top of the land. Thatched huts have been built throughout the trail system. There is always a place to rest and rejuvenate.

Zotz Restaurant

With a view of the lake, the restaurant utilizes every breathtaking vista possible. Everything on the menu is freshly grown or locally sourced. If you are concerned that you will not find fine dining here, fear not. As the season change, so does the menu and there are always specials that reflect what is in season. Organic coffee is grown onsite and roasted as well, so you can have your espresso straight from the source each evening.

The Suites

Each suite is designed so that the bed faces out to the magnificent lake and the rooms are lovingly furnished with carved wooden furniture from local artisans in the area. No detail is too small, which you will see when you as you wander about. You will feel like you are staying in the middle of nowhere with the amenities of a five-star resort.

Top Vegan Resort: Laguna Lodge, Guatemala

The Spa

If you are not relaxed enough then you can head over to the spa for some natural botanical treatments. All the products are created with nature in mind, and with most things found within the rainforest itself you do not have to worry about any chemicals being used. If you want a truly organic experience where you do not have to worry about dietary restrictions or leaving a carbon footprint then this is the resort for you. Just grab a cup of coffee and watch the sun go down from your balcony.