This place is definition of jungle lodge, with more comforts expected being in the middle of nowhere. The owner is very nice and accommodating, including connecting us with a local guide to get us into the park for a sunrise tour. The rooms were as expected completely screened in so there were very few bug in the cabin. It was very interesting having the howler monkey's right outside your cabin. Again you are in the jungle. Since you are in the jungle there is no city lights, but there is a generator that is on for the first four and a half hours of dark, and are on the first thing in the morning for you early risers. I highly suggest going onto the dock at night and looking at the stars. As there are no city lights to pollute the night sky you can see every star in the sky and even the milky way. There is also a fully equipped restaurant, with very fresh food, from pastas to Chapin dishes. I would recommend this place to stay if you want to see Yaxha.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ecolodge El Sombrero is located in the Yaxha Lagoon in the Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park. Our vision allows guests to have an Eco Friendly and sustainable experience in the jungle. Since we are located inside a National Park in the Maya Jungle you will be able to see wild animals and enjoy nature and the ancient Maya Culture. We are located only 2 km (15 minutes) away from the Yaxha Archeological Site. Some of the animals you may see while staying at our Ecolodge are: Howler Monkeys Spider Monkeys Crocodiles Toucans Hummingbirds Gray Fox Oropendolas Trogons Deer Coatimundi Etc... Other activities you may enjoy at Ecolodge El Sombrero are: Horseback Riding Crocodile Observation by Boat Bird Watching Boat Tours around the Yaxha Lagoon Guide Service Restaurant Archeological Tours (Yaxha, Topoxte, Nakum, Naranjo, Tikal, La Balanca, etc) Nature Tours Wildlife observation tours ... more less