Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel
What We Love
- Free tour of Monkey Island from April through October 2015
- Unspoiled setting overlooking Lake Quexil and the Petén jungle
- Top destination for nature lovers; the hotel supports a 200-acre reserve
- Pampering extras: gourmet meals, in-room spa treatments and a swimming pool
What To Know
- Double suites sleep up to four guests, but quoted rates are for two; see Details tab for more
- Free WiFi in the lobby, restaurant and snack bar
- The hotel can help coordinate the 30-minute flight from Guatemala City to Santa Elena
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
A 30-minute flight north of Guatemala City, this 17-room eco-retreat is a magical escape to nature overlooking Lake Quexil. Originally opened by a pioneering ecologist who spent 50 years exploring the surrounding Petén rain forest, the lodge sits on and supports a 200-acre nature reserve that teems with endangered animals, rare flora and fauna and myriad bird species. The simple wooden cabanas are on stilts over the river or nestled in the dense jungle, and they offer a mix a rustic charm (pitched wooden ceilings, cowhide-covered headboards and peekaboo bathrooms) and pampering mod cons (AC and Jacuzzi tubs on private screened decks). Most guests fill their days with organized nature tours of the surrounding jungle and lagoons, or with excursions to the Mayan ruins at Tikal, Uaxactun and Yaxha, but relaxing en casa is also a perfectly acceptable pastime. Pick a perch by the pool and watch birds flitting above the lake, have a massage on your private deck, or dine on gourmet fare in Shultun restaurant.
In the Area
A destination for nature lovers, Las Lagunas employs expert guides who offer hour- to hour and a half-long ATV tours of the reserve every afternoon, with the chance to spot endangered ocelots, margays, wild pigs and more. Or take the special sunrise boat tour across Lake Quexil (one of five lakes in the reserve) to Monkey Island and meet and feed the resident howler and spider monkeys cared for by the Las Lagunas staff. For culture vultures, the concierge can organize private or group daytrips to the world famous Mayan ruins at Tikal, or the less visited ruins at Yaxha.
How to Get There
For all those who want to go to Tical ,this is the place to stay .Huge property at the side of the lake, beautiful cabins ,very clean ,jacuzzi, Room service,
Breakfasts ,lunch and dinner are gourmet taste and presentation.
Near Flores island,all amenities. Including great cocktails.
My family and I decided to visit Tikal for the weekend and stay at this beautiful hotel, as we are from Guatemala City and needed a hotel to stay. We were amazed by this hotel, service was outstanding. They manage to pay attention to little details that make ones stay ten times better. The food was amazing as well, tasting and looking like food from a michelin star restaurant. Rooms were amazing, comfortable, impeccably clean and big. The spa is also an amazing little treasure and the massages are amazing. The spa has a beautiful pool and amazing bathrooms with saunas and showers that look straight out to the jungle. There are jacuzzis in the rooms and an amazing infinity pool looking out to the laguna. I can’t stress enough how amazing the service was, specially Alex in the restaurant, Leslie from the front desk and the receptionist at the spa. We will definitely come back to this amazing jewel located inside the rain forest.
This is one of best managed hotels we stayed in a long time! Located about 12km from Flores, directly on the lake in the midst of the jungle. Delightful bungalows offering all the comfort you need. Staff throughout is charming, helpful and extremely well trained. We like to mention Heidi who gave us such a warm welcome and helped with our needs here and there – and then there is Elmer who runs the restaurant in such a professional way that we had dinner at the property every night of our four nights stay. I may mention that the restaurants in Flores itself are nothing to write home about, nor is it a town you want to stay overnight. A walk thru this unique Island town is all you need to do.
Back to the hotel – another very special compliment must go to the chef whose cuisine is simply perfect. We enjoyed our dinners to the fullest. He can cook!
The hotel features a little museum of Mayan artefacts – maybe little in size, but huge in the collection it houses and wonderful way it is exhibited. This museum beats the museum at Tikal hands down. In fact the museum at Tikal is a total disgrace.
When visiting Flores and Tikal this is the hotel to stay!