We stayed five nights at El Retiro Lodge in late January, two families with a total of four kids and we all wished we would have stayed for another two weeks! There was a little misunderstanding with our reservation when we showed up, but Josue was quickly able to provide us with a solution and we had the chance to experience the newly painted private rooms! We stayed in the Primavera one and it was beautiful! The kids had their own cabana which was great. They really enjoyed swimming in the current in the river and going in the sauna afterwards! The food was a no brainer - excellent and affordable with a great tab system! The line-up for dinner could be improved I guess because it was hard to be able to eat altogether (vegeterian vs nonvegeterian). The staff was very nice and helpful especially with the kids running around and we really enjoyed the fact that there were local people at front desk and at the restaurant (instead of just in the kitchen or the cleaning of the cabanas). We had our own car and when twice to Semuc and to the caves. The other big highlight of our trip was our day rafting with Kyle and Dave from Aventura Grande - AMAZING! We loved our stay and wished we would haved stayed in Alta Verapaz longer instead of going to Antigua! Hopefully we'll go back next year! Thanks everybody!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are beautifully located next to the gorgeous River Lanquin, with cinema, well stocked bar, nice cozy veggie/meat restaurant.... ... more less
- Also Known As:
- El Retiro Finca And Lodge
- El Retiro Finca Hotel Lanquin