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In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. Now, into their 3rd decade of this financially independent lifestyle, they invite you to take advantage of their wisdom and experience.

Hotel Nuestro Sueno

San Antonio de Polopo, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Billy and Akaisha Kaderli

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Just a short flete taxi ride from Panajachel is the town of San Antonio de Polopo. Authentically indigenous and less built up than Pana, it is a peaceful place to visit, and maybe take a lunch at Hotel Nuestro Sueno. Owned by Richard and Sonia Edwards, it's worth a stop on your trip around the lake.

View of Lake Atitlan from Hotel Nuestro Sueno

Hotel Nuestro Sueno offers an indoor pool, a gym and a popular restaurant. Rooms have spectacular views of the lake and nearby volcanoes.

Cessi's Restaurant

Cessi's Restaurant will cater to your every culinary need whether or not it is a private dinner or for a banquet. Portions are large and feature imported meats and fish and local fresh vegetables and fruits. If you would like, breakfast can be served in the privacy of your suite. There is an in-house bakery as well.


Shrimp quesadillas with salsa

On our visit to San Antonio, we stopped by Cessi's Restaurant for lunch and ordered our meal which was really tasty. The view from the restaurant is beautiful and it's really peaceful to sit and watch life happening out on the lake.

Fish filet plate with mussels, salad and fresh vegetables

Lunch comes with fresh tortillas or bread. The above entry ran 85 Quetzales or just over $10USD. There was so much food, we split both meals and had plenty!

The Queen's Suite

We decided to take a look at their facilities and rooms, and Sonia gave us a complete tour.

This is the Queen's Suite and it's a large room with windows running along on two sides. It has two balconies with room for hammocks, large inside and outside sitting areas, a nice fireplace, an ample bathroom, and views to the north and west that give you the full vista of the three Lake Atitlan Volcanoes as well as about half of the villages around the lake shore.

Fireplace and sitting area

Free WiFi access is available at Nuestro Sueno. Each room has charming rustic décor and a seating area with a fireplace and cable TV. The private bathrooms come with a bath or shower and bathrobes. Some rooms also have a hot tub.

Depending on the size of the room and whether or not it is high season, rooms run from 400 Quetzales ($50USD) to 1400 Quetzales ( $175 USD) per night. Breakfast is included in the price of the room.

The front of Hotel Nuestro Sueno

Also available on property is a Steam Room, a Dry Sauna, a Sports Bar, and a Jacuzzi. Kayaks are available for use on the lake. Tuk tuk transport is for your convenience, and if you need urgent medical attention, they will assist you in this area. Hotel Nuestro Sueno also has lake transport and the availability of excursions up to 15 days.


You might want to visit Local Ceramic Artists or have dinner with Ken Edwards, a famous potter who lives in the town. Want a yoga class? or attend a Mayan Ceremony? Perhaps paragliding, zip-lining or horseback riding are more your style. Just let the front desk know and they will make arrangements for you.

San Antonio boys fishing off the dock

The next time you are at Lake Atitlan, make a trip to San Antonio Palopo and stop at Hotel Nuestro Sueno to have a beer or fruit smoothie.

Hotel Nuestro Sueno

Calle de la Playa, s/n, Barrio Xetioy, 07012 San Antonio Palopó, Guatemala

Tele: 502. 5287. 2102 Reception

Tele: 502. 5884. 8320


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Billy and Akaisha Kaderli are recognized retirement experts and internationally published authors on topics of finance, medical tourism and world travel. With the wealth of information they share on their award winning website, they have been helping people achieve their own retirement dreams since 1991. They wrote the popular books, The Adventurer’s Guide to Early Retirement and Your Retirement Dream IS Possible available on their website bookstore or on

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