Here you can find some additional useful information about Casa Kaktus, how to find us and how to contact us. Please let us know if you have any questions and we will do our best to help.
CASA KAKTUS, Santa Cruz la Laguna, Guatemala
Part of the appeal of Santa Cruz is its isolation. There is currently no road access and the only way here is by boat.. The nearest parking is in nearby Panajachel. There are several carparks where cars can be left for a daily or weekly rate.
Public boats from Panajachel to Santa Cruz leave from the Tzanjuyu dock roughly every 20 minutes from about 7am to about 7:30pm. The trip takes 10-15 minutes and costs Q10 per person,
To get to Casa Kaktus from the Santa Cruz dock it takes about five minutes walking. When you come off the dock, take the lakeside trail on the right hand-side until you arrive at a path with the Casa Kaktus sign. Here, turn left away from the lake, then follow the path about 70m up to the entrance.
Please note: The trail has plank walkways and is uneven in some places. The path to the house has a mild incline. Please let us know if you will need help with your luggage and we can meet you at the dock.
Other important information
We are currently unable to receive online or card payments and are only able to receive payments in cash on the premises. We can accept Guatemalan Quetzales and US dollars (in good condition). There are no ATMs in Santa Cruz, but there are many in nearby Panajachel and you can also find them in San Pedro and San Marcos.
Location & NOISE LEVELS
Please note that Casa Kaktus is located in a quiet, residential area (we are not a party hostel), but if you are looking for loud music and more of a fiesta ambiance, you can always pop along to one of the lake-side bars in the evenings.
Cooking & Eating Out
If you wish to cook in the communal kitchen, we recommend that you bring some produce with you as options can be limited in Santa Cruz.
If you don't want to cook there are several hotels with restaurants and a couple of local comedores within walking distance. Please note that the hotel restaurants require reservations for their evening meals.
If you have any questions or need any further information, please feel free to contact the Casa Kaktus team. Send us a message here, email us or give us a ring via mobile or Whatsapp.
Tel / Whatsapp: 00 502 33038665