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Los Tarrales Natural Reserve

Km 164.2 Ruta Nacional 11 Patulul, Suchitepequez, Guatemala near San Lucas Tolimán, Patulul 10014 Guatemala
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#1 of 1 lodge in Patulul
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4.8
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4.8
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4.9
Los Tarrales is a place for people who like nature. We invite you to explore the diverse tropical wildlife in forests and plantations in the 1300 hectare large reserve on Guatemala's Atitlán Volcano, to hike along the many trails, and to see how coffee is grown and processed. Knowledgeable guides, well-working local logistics, an extensive trail network, and comfortable lodging give visitors an unforgettable experience. Los Tarrales is easily accessible via the Panamerican highway (CA1) or the coastal highway (CA2). Los Tarrales ranges in altitude from 700 to 3500 m (2300 - 11500 ft) and is home to diverse wildlife, incuding more than 340 bird species, more than 270 butterfly species, and top predators such as Margay and Puma. Los Tarrales is part of the Atitlán Important Bird Area, and harbors 21 regional endemic bird species, including Horned Guan, Highland Guan, Azure-rumped Tanager, and Blue-tailed Hummingbird.
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Free parking
Free internet
Hot tub
Restaurant
Hiking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Foot massage
Full body massage
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
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Desk
Housekeeping
Seating area
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Oven
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Refrigerator
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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Km 164.2 Ruta Nacional 11 Patulul, Suchitepequez, Guatemala near San Lucas Tolimán, Patulul 10014 Guatemala
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Janette C wrote a review Feb 24
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The place is charming. This place is perfect for nature enthusiasts or for anyone looking to disconnect. From the moment you walk in there’s an unexplainable sense of peace. I cannot say enough good things about the staff. They are the ones who truly make the experience that much better. Hector is so professional and helpful! The guides were friendly and knowledgeable. The food was so tasty. Definitely recommend bringing your own water bottle/ coffee mug to take around with you. The tours are so fun! I saw about 40+ bird species, deer and other neat little critters. I highly recommend taking a dip in the waterfall. I already can wait to go back and share with family and friends.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Bring your own water bottle and even collapsible coffee mug.
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Susie G wrote a review Feb 18
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What an amazing place! The grounds are beautiful and dripping with birds, and the staff is incredibly kind and accommodating. Our bird tours were fantastic (ask for Everilda if you can - she was the best guide I have ever had, EVER). The only thing I would not recommend here is the massage, which was a little pricey and not very good
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 5 days ago
Hi Susie! Thank you for your comments! We're glad that you enjoyed your stay overall and will see what we can do to improve the massage experience.
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Terence1430 wrote a review Feb 13
Monterey, California27 contributions25 helpful votes
Great place for birding and relaxing! The food is very good. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable. I would go back. I saw 41 new species (lifers) in three full days of birding with expert guide Josue de León Lux. There are plenty of trails for birding or hiking.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 6 days ago
So glad you enjoyed your stay! Please come again!
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Noah S wrote a review Jan 2024
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved out time at this quiet reserve nestled in the shadow of Volcan Atitlan and off the tourist path. We got exactly what we expected and worth the value, so many bird species sightings, tasty food with vegetarian accommodations, great staff and a relaxing pool. Mary was very helpful over email ahead of time in giving transport to/from advice and insight into the difference of the bird tour offerings (they have to be booked 48-hours ahead of time so they can organize local guides/transport). Props to our bird guide Herman for two great days!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again.
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José Julio C wrote a review Dec 2023
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Beautiful place. Cool hosts. Had a nice birdwatching tour with Eve a great tour guide! Cozy, chic rooms. Many things to do, nature, pool, hikes, volcano. Plus it’s a great weekend trip from the city.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Criswildlife wrote a review Nov 2023
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I fell in love with Los Tarrales Natural Reserve and I wish I could've extended my stay. From the beggining Hector was wonderful. He was professional and friendly making my overall experience easy. I stayed at one of the cabins, Tree House Tinamou, it was and easy 5 minutes walk from the dinning room and reception. Staying at this cabin made me feel like I was in the middle of the jungle, waking up with the sounds of birds, it is a simple amazing experience. I would strongly recommend to bring mosquito spray. The food was amazing. It is buffet style and it was super delicious with fruit, salad and even desert. The decoration is elegant and with many antique artifacts. I visited the reserve in the peak of coffee bean picking, and I was able to see and speak with many of the local workers every evening. Some of the workers would play at the soccer field or hang around the small church on the reserve. All the staff were super friendly and even the owner would take time from his busy day to talk to me and made sure I was having a great time. All the time I spend here I felt welcome and at home. In addition, I went on a half a day bird watching tour that was arrange by Hector and I was really happy to be able to see so many kinds of birds living on the reserve. While staying here I was able to walk some of the trails and visit the pound for a peaceful morning meditation. The views at the reserve are magical, you can see Atitlan and Fuego volcano. Overall, I can't wait to come back to Los Tarrales soon. I will tell all my friends and family to visit this wonderful place. I applaud all the effort of conservation done by the reserve and thanks for creating such an amazing place in Guatemala.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded Dec 1, 2023
Thank you so much for your kind words and your visit. We hope to see you again soon!
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MaraRodriguez wrote a review Nov 2023
Guadalajara, Mexico6 contributions
"Visiting Los Tarrales was an absolute delight and a unique escape into nature's embrace. This hidden gem effortlessly combines tranquility with adventure, providing an unparalleled opportunity to connect with the beauty of the natural world. The lush surroundings and well-preserved landscapes made every moment a breath of fresh air. Whether it was hiking through scenic trails, basking in the serene ambiance, or simply enjoying the vibrant local flora and fauna, the connection with nature was unparalleled. The dining experience was great The locally sourced ingredients and culinary expertise showcased the region's flavors in the most delightful way. The guided tours offered a deep dive into the area's culture and history. The passionate guides shared captivating stories, providing valuable insights into the traditions and lifestyle of the locals. It was an enriching experience that added depth to my connection with the place. What sets Los Tarrales apart is its commitment to showcasing the real life of the region. The opportunity to interact with the locals, participate in community activities, and witness daily life added an authentic touch to my journey. In conclusion, Los Tarrales not just a destination; it's a transformative experience. Whether you seek nature's serenity, culinary delights, immersive tours, or a genuine connection with local life, this place has it all. Highly recommended for those in search of a truly amazing travel experience."
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Diana D. wrote a review Nov 2023
San Antonio, Texas1 contribution
We did a group tour with Soul Lift Cacao, it was an amazing experience and they treated our group excellently. The food is amazing, very homemade feeling but diverse. The views gorgeous a d lots of nature to indulge in. The staff and people around are kind and professional.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Bug repellent, good traction shoes.
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Sarah B wrote a review Nov 2023
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Our stay at Los Tarrales Natural Reserve was amazing! The staff were very helpful and kind, the food was delicious, and our room was very comfortable and clean. We spent two days birdwatching there and observed more than 100 species. The local birding guides were very knowledgeable.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Mara R wrote a review Nov 2023
Guadalajara, Mexico3 contributions3 helpful votes
The most amazing place surrounded by nature , amazing people and birds Los Tarrales is a unique place with great tours Definitely will come back to recharge and connect with real places with real people
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded Nov 14, 2023
Thank you so much for your visit and your kind words. We look forward to having you here again soon!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Los Tarrales Natural Reserve
What are some of the property amenities at Los Tarrales Natural Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Los Tarrales Natural Reserve?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a desk, and a view of the mountains.
What food & drink options are available at Los Tarrales Natural Reserve?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Los Tarrales Natural Reserve?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Los Tarrales Natural Reserve?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Los Tarrales Natural Reserve?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Los Tarrales Natural Reserve offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Los Tarrales Natural Reserve?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.