A great hotel on the lake in rio dolce (were there at the beginning of August). Very beautiful hotel, great service by Alex, Valeriano, and the others. On a movie night they screened a great movie about Tikal, a couple of days before our trip up to Tikal. Great movie (free popcorn). Great private bungalow with a fan and a cover against mosquito over and around the bed. Great view, great kayak (free). The problem of those hotels on the lake is that they solitaire you from other restaurants and bars because you need a boat if you want to leave the hotel, so bring a book or a pack of cards. The restaurant of the hotel is clean and the food is great. Don't miss the smoothies!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tortugal is your little piece of paradise at the edge of Guatemala, set 22 miles across the mountains from the Caribbean Ocean. We are firmly out of reach from hurricanes, and yet Belize, Honduras and Mexico are just a short sail away.Tortugal is a welcoming and tranquil place where your worries float down river. All of our guests will find our lodgings elegantly simple, comfortable, clean and graciously quiet. Our hotel prices will fit all budgets, from a single bed in our hostel to an entire home for rent by the day, week or month.We have a wonderful restaurant/bar at the edge of the river. Homemade food made fresh every day. Adventures abound: from kayaking and swimming on the river, to exploring local caves and geo-thermal waterfalls.The Rio Dulce region is located on La Ruta Maya, the an ancient Mayan pathway. By land one can travel easily by bus to most anywhere in Central America and Mexico. Rio Dulce is just 45 minutes away from the border of Honduras at Los Encuentros, and 4/12 hours away from all of the following: The Mexican border just below Palenque; San Ignacio, Belize; and the fabulous ruins of Tikal in northern Guatemala or Copan just across the border in Honduras. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tortugal Guatemala/Rio Dulce