We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve

Features Animals
Review Highlights
Highlight of San Marcos

We spent three days in San Marcos and two of those days we went to the reserve. The swimming is... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2018
via mobile
Cool spot in San Marcos

Visited Cerro Tzankujil with friends for the afternoon. Really cool spot with miradors you can jump... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 92 reviews
All photos (68)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“san marcos”(14 reviews)
“rent kayaks”(4 reviews)
San Marcos Village, San Marcos La Laguna 07016, Guatemala
Improve This Listing
Reviews (92)
Filter reviews
67 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews san marcos nature reserve rent kayaks entrance fee jump off mayan ceremonies few hours spiritual place lake view on the rocks wooden platform nice walk awesome spot trampoline park paths lookout
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 67 reviews
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

We spent three days in San Marcos and two of those days we went to the reserve. The swimming is beautiful and peaceful with lots of different spots to choose from so you can find some privacy. The little walking trails are fun to explore...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Elisse1000
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Visited Cerro Tzankujil with friends for the afternoon. Really cool spot with miradors you can jump off into the lake and some short walks. Worth a visit whilst in San Marcos.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank olliemumby
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Most tourists visit this nature park so they can jump off into the lake. There is more! Original Mayan altars used for centuries, are being revitalized with the cooperation of the Mayor of San Marocs and the help of Mayan Daykeeper, Mark Elmy. These altars...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank ClaireMcGeePhotog
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

It is a nice nature place, yet there is a problem at the entrance: they first informed us that only children under the age of 5 are free - then, after they realized that we had two that’s were under the age of 5 they...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank fallertanja
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

If you go looking for a nature reserve, you will not find it. It is more of a path on a hill. The views were nice as anywhere around the lake, the “trampoline” was fun but more of a jump from a firm platform.

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank davidsH6374FG
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

We met another family in San Marcos to specifically visit the Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve. It’s basically just a swimming spot with a nice walk to get there and some good cliff jumping along the way, but it’s excellent. The entrance fee was reasonable at...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank whereistheworld
Reviewed 11 May 2018

The park itself is OK, well maintained with a decent view from the top of the hill. The big draw however, is as a swimming spot, which is absolutely worth the small entrance fee. Sit on the rocks on the waters edge, or jump off...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank yvr-to-yyz
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Great swimming place and high jump into the lake from the 'trampoline' - highly recommended if you are in Lake Atitlan area

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank choccychamp
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Lovely reserve, close to the main area of San Marcos La Laguna. Beautiful view of the lake and the volcanoes from the lookout.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Maureen130
Reviewed 27 April 2018

A great place to jump into the lake, go swimming or rent Kayack's. Climb the hill to the Mayan Altar. Relax in the sun or in the shade. You can spend 1 hour here, or all day.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank chey_baybee
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 nearby hotels
Lush Atitlan
289 reviews
.14 km away
Posada Schumann
92 reviews
.45 km away
El Dragon Hotel & Restaurant
38 reviews
.50 km away
Hostal Via del Lago
27 reviews
2.93 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 23 nearby restaurants
Il Giardino
203 reviews
.35 km away
Restaurant Fe
353 reviews
.35 km away
Anzan Kitchen
45 reviews
1.58 km away
Hospedaje y Restaurante Tul y Sol
98 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 9 nearby attractions
Shangrila Coffee Roastery
13 reviews
.74 km away
The East West Center
22 reviews
.41 km away
San Marcos Holistic Cottage
20 reviews
.24 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Cerro Tzankujil Nature Reserve staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines