As you approach Palatalik over the water from Panajachel, Vulcan San Pedro lies ahead of you at the western end of the lake. To the South, along our pier, stand volcanoes Toliman and Atitlán. Public boats, known as lanchas, provide transportation on the lake in the daylight hours. They travel routes, like buses; just flag one down from the pier as it comes by. Slide your mouse along the colored bar for a panoramic view from the pier. The gentle slope of the shore offers easy access to the lake at Palatalik. Kayaks are available for rent only five minutes walk east along the shore at Los Elementos. Archery at Los Elementos, for those who might not want a massage. You might hear this bird greet you in the morning at Palatalik with its striking song. (This link opens a new window. Start the song by clicking the little black triangle and come back to browse the pictures as it plays.) Stone walkway from the pier up the hill to the house. Freestone walls and floral plantings highlight the approach to the house. Paths and plantings Steps up toward the house The decorative light pillars let you navigate the walkway day or night. Approaching on the living room and dining room side The terrace outside dining room From the walking path to Santa Cruz and Jaibalito From the path again, looking east toward the village of Santa Cruz in the middle distance Approaching up the kitchen walkway The pier from the Kitchen terrace Just before sunrise, from the kitchen Vulcan Fuego erupting far off toward Antigua in the early light Morning sun on the lake The Kitchen Maria cooking Kitchen table and counter below window Across kitchen table into living room From kitchen into living room From kitchen, across living room, into dining room From the living room into the dining room Looking into the dining room from the entry terrace Into the dining room Looking back out onto terrace From dining room into kitchen From dining room across living room to window seat Living room window seat The window seat as a 10th sleeping spot The cave bedroom The loft bedroom bunks and trundle bed - all extra-long twin size The loft bedroom window over the stairwell The living room sleeping couches (extra-long twin size) viewed from the loft bedroom stairs The kitchen from the loft bedroom stairs The center hallway from the kitchen, leading to bedrooms and bathrooms Laundry room and 2nd bathroom 2nd bathroom, with outdoor shower The master bedroom with fireplace and private terrace The view from the master bedroom terrace Looking in from the terrace The master bathroom has a tub with shower and a separate shower stall Watch for owls in the evening and early morning. Midnight moonlight shines over the lake with the lights of Panajachel in the east.