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
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- 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
Great option to visit Mundo Maya (Tikal, Yaxha, Topoxte, El Mirador, etc.) Spacious rooms, equipped with individual jacuzzi on private deck. The L'Occitane amenities keeps all the family happy after a day of exploration. Top level local and international cuisine, and a well stocked bar. The only problem was a mediocre wine list, a single supplier.
I've stayed in Las Lagunas Hotel and I was amazed by the attention they put in every single detail. The rooms are spectacular, the jacuzzi with a view is from another world. So clean and decorated with such a good taste. The staff is super nice.
The restaurant is delicious, everything I tried was exquisite. The have a wide variety of dishes.
This place is the perfect honeymoon getaway, it has everything! So romantic. Please try to have your breakfast of lunch in your rooms little balcony, you won't regret it.
The pool and the pool view is to die for.
Also, they have a monkey island and they can give you a tour, literally the monkeys jump in the boat and want to go with you.
Wow. Did not expect such a beautiful and high caliber property in Flores, Guatemala. Las Lagunas would be a fabulous hotel anywhere in the world. From the welcome, to the departure, everything was perffect. The rooms are some of the most comfortable, well appointed and TASTEFUL rooms I have ever stayed in. Huge room, great shower, bathroom, amazing views, comfortable bed, tastefully decorated, jacuzzi all primed up when I entered the room (I even sampled it - which I never do). Lovely in every way. Dinner was by far the best meal I ate in my 14-day Central America sojourn. Don't miss the museum. Amazing relics and beautiful pieces of Mayan pottery, jewelry and more. Only one thing I would improve. The room needs more electrical outlets. Regardless of whether you are a business or leisure traveler these days, you are likely to have 3 or more devices to plug in. There were no outlets by the desk, nor by the bedside. I had to move furnature to plug in by the bed.
Beautiful hotel nestled on a lagoon. The lobby area is inviting with top of the line furniture. Staff greets you at the door with great service. The rooms or "bungalows" are big and spacious. Bed area with separate living room and hot tub. The pool area has an infinity pool that blends with the lagoon. Food was good and menu was extensive.
L'occitan toiletries, bathrobe and slippers. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. My only observation is that they ask for your first name and they talk to you on a first name basis. Not very formal for the quality of the hotel. I WILL RETURN
Great Suites. Beautiful Sunrises & Sunsets fantastic service. Very private and quiet compared to Flores...Heaven. If I could give it ten stars I would. My husband and I spent five days there and did not want to leave. I will be staying at this property again on my next trip to Guatemala.