Built into the hills of Guatemala’s picturesque Santa Catarina Palopo village, Casa Palopo overlooks Lake Atitlan, a magnificent, mystical body of water in the highlands known as the “Land of Eternal Spring,” and three 10,000-foot-high volcanic peaks. Tranquil and intimate, the resort offers a small collection of rooms, each decorated to reflect the country’s unique Mayan heritage, as well as fine dining at 6.8 Palopo. If you’re looking to splurge, book the two-bedroom Villa Palopo, located 150 steps above the resort. It includes a private butler, infinity-edge pool, Jacuzzi and dining room. A number of professionally-guided and self-guided tours are available on and surrounding the lake, including relaxing strolls along the water, a hike to a volcano, kayaking, zip-lining and horseback riding.