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“The Finca” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Finca Tatin
Livingston, Rio Dulce, Guatemala   |  
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Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Livingston
Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“The Finca”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

I really loved staying here. All the bungalows were really nice and clean. My favorite part of the Finca Tatin was the gathering space with all the hammoks and chairs. It was nice to have a big space to hang out before going to bed. The service was great and all the people were really nice. I enjoyed my stay a lot.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lindon, Utah
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

The Finca is a truely wonderful place and it would be a shame to miss this hidden gem. there is lots of fun activities from swimming in the river to kayaking down the rio dulce. the staff is very friendly and personable. I would definately reccommend finca tatin to anyone looking for a place to stay.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Beaver, Utah
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Finca Tatin was the perfect place for me and my group to stay while on a humanitarian trip in Guatemala. The service was excellent and the location was amazing. The closeness of Finca Tatin to Ak'Tenamit (a local school) was very convenient. I felt very safe, and even though we were a large group, we were welcomed with open arms. Finca Tatin deserves two enthusiastic thumbs up!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hacienda Heights, California
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

Finca Tatin is a fantastic place to spend a few days in contact with nature
the accomodations are great the staff FANTASTIC the owner a beautiful person and very personal. The food is great, very clean,overall a beautiful experience.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Having just returned from Guatemala, Finca Tatin is and will remain the highlight of my trip. My friend and I arrived planning to stay 1 or 2 nights and stayed 4. This is a piece of heaven in the jungle - this hostel is remote, but accessible...... it is very, very clean.....it feels very off the beaten path and is by no means luxury, but we did not want luxury at all. AMAZING staff, great amenities, and all in all just a perfect place to stay to catch some sun, have some drinks, go for a few kayaks, and some jungle hikes. 5 Stars !!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Definitely not a luxury bungalow resort if that is what you are looking for but if you want a decent stay in a friendly and affordable jungle retreat, this is your place.
kayaking to livingston is a must.
be aware of the scorpions!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Finca Tatin is a great place to stay whether you are traveling alone, as a couple, or with a family. It is located directly on a fresh river that is free to swim in without fear of any predators. It has a main area where you can charge your electronics and dining area that is great for the family dinners at night. The family dinners also allow for great conversation with the other people staying there. The food is great, and the opportunities to travel are even better.

We went to international waters in Belize for snorkeling on the coral reef for only $50 a person. That included transportation to and from there, lunch, and downtime on the white sand beaches of the islands. it was an incredible experience. We also had the chance to go on a 5 hour hike through the jungle, seeing the wildlife and plants in the wild with the help of a guide.

It is only a short 20 minute boat trip from Livingston, and for a short trip, it is well worth your while.

On the downside, it is very hot year round, as I was sweating the majority of the time I was there. It is also located in the jungle, so animals come out at night. There were multiple animals jumping around our bungalow, but once we figured out that they could not get in, we slept just fine. I would definitely recommend bringing some ear plugs or some music for the night. The bungalow was a very night commodity as it came with a private bathroom and shower.

It only has electricity to charge electronics between 5-10pm. But, they do have solar panels that allow for electricity during the other times, which come in handy during trips to the bathroom at night.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Finca Tatin

Address: Livingston, Rio Dulce, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Izabal Department > Rio Dulce > Livingston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Livingston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Finca Tatin is a hotel in the jungle, unique for it`s surroundings, and the simple and friendly atmosphere within.Owned by argentinian-italian globber trotter Carlos Simonini.Our place is special because we live in harmony with Nature; respect and protect the biodiversity while we work and live in the Rain Forest.How do we respect nature?If you look for a simple, relaxed time, good food, excellent company, wonderful places to explore, “FINCA TATIN IS YOUR DESTINATION”!Where is the Finca Tatin?Finca Tatin is on the Rio Tatin, a branch of the Rio Dulce. We are 20minutos boat from Livingston, the Caribbean Garifuna people, and 45 minutes by boat from Fronteras (Río Dulce) .. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Finca Tatin Livingston
Hotel Finca Tatin Guatemala/Livingston

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