We spent two nights at the Maya Villa, on either end of our six night trip into the Guatemalan jungle. In fact, we had planned to stay at a place that was closer to the airport for the final night of our trip, but decided instead, to stay at Maya Villa again, as we had enjoyed our 1st night there. The room we had for both nights (#201), was clean, and on the first floor, overlooking a lagoon. The beds were comfortable. The shower had good water pressure and was warm. The room had air conditioning if you needed it and a small refrigerator with water, soda and beer. The pool was clean and refreshing, with lots of opportunity for sunbathing. There is a lovely, although small, gift shop, which had some locally made crafts and t-shirts. The receptionist was very welcoming and helpful and she was able to arrange our transport to the airport on our final morning. We were also able to secure transport to Maya Villa from the airport, on-line, prior to our trip, which was free of charge. Ironically the transfer back to the airport, was an added charge.
On the Maya Villa grounds, there is an area where one can walk to see Macaws, on the hill in between the circling cabana buildings. There is also a short trail in the back of the property, where we could hear Howler monkeys in the distance. For breakfast, we enjoyed watching a resident crocodile ("cocodrillo"), swim over to the area below the restaurant, (on the other side of the fence!), where he sat waiting for any treats that may come his way.
The food at the restaurant was very good, although perhaps a bit more pricey than what we are used to. The shrimp dish I had on one of the nights, sautéed with butter and garlic, was simply awesome. And on our final morning, the restaurant which opens at 6am, was able to prepare a lovely hot breakfast for us, before we left. The hotel was located at most, a half hour from the Flores airport.
There were a lot of mosquitoes in the evening, given the proximity to the lagoon, so it is important to bring both mosquito repellant and an after-bite spray, as it is impossible to avoid all of the mosquitoes.
I suppose our only recommendation would be in securing a room on the other side from where we were, (i.e. #201). Our cabana was situated closer to the pool area. As we had an early flight out, we attempted to go to bed at around 9pm, and we did hear some noise from the pool area. It was not extreme by any means, and when we shut our windows, we did not hear anything. We also did not hear any noise on our first night, but then we had gone to sleep much later. Additionally, a second floor room may have even nicer views.
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Maya Hotel Flores
- Maya Hotel Flores