What a day. I tried to stay at Petexbatún Wildlife Reserve after 4 busses and a canoe trip only to arrive at the one hotel to be told they had no food. So back I went by canoe through this glorious area, listening to the howlers bid me farewell, and onto the back of a motorbike as I was whisked to Sayaxché to a clean and secure hotel.
Having paid a total of $5 for my previous night’s hotel with little rocks for a floor with a local family, I was a bit stunned at the 125Q price tag but it was a fair price for a massive, clean room with a fan, hot water and a television. It had a nice tile floor, good fixtures, the beds are great quality and the property secure.
It was quiet and, the next morning when I needed to take the “ferry-canoe” for 2Q across the Rio Passion for my bus to Santa Elena, it was about 100 steps away. I didn’t see any other hotels around and the Moon Guide recommendation for Sayaxcé, Hotel Guayacán, is no longer in operation. I saw no other hotels nearby.