The first time I went alone and I liked it a lot, so I decided to go with friends again and stay longer. Our main motivation was to see birds, I have to say that it was worth returning because with the help of our guide Alfredo Tol we were able to achieve the goal that was to see the Horned Guan and Azure-rumped Tanager among others. This place is not only good for birds, we also saw white-tailed deer, frogs and snakes in our nocturnal walks, there is a network of trails in very good condition and easy to walk. As it is a farm and biological reserve offers a diversity of habitats that offers a large number of bird species. The rooms are comfortable and the food good. Andy the owner received us very kindly. All the staff were very attentive and willing to help us in everything.
I spent three nights at Los Tarrales with some friends, our main goal was birding and try to watch the endangered and rare "Horned Guan", so I must say that the place is great for birding, it has different ecosystems and a lot of birds, all of our targets were checked, also we had a great time at Los Tarrales, comfortable rooms and beds, peaceful nights, and the best thing was Andy's attention to my group of friends and me, Andy is a great host, also the dinner and all the services you receive are great, so if you are looking for a peaceful place where you can enjoy nature, Los Tarrales is your ideal place, we are very grateful with Andy for all of his attentions, we felt that we were like in our homes, so thanks a lot, we hope to come back to this wonderful place.
Comfortable accommodations on a classic finca with Volcan Atitlan looking down upon you. Plenty of trails to explore and great food when you return to the lodge. The staff are all very gracious and the ambiance is relaxing.
We spent two nights at Los Tarrales - their lodgings are rustic, though thoughtfully designed and very comfortable. Very relaxing and tranquil stay - friendly staff & good food. We decided to explore by ourselves (unguided) and spotted a great number of birds, lizards, agouti, insects and even deer! We would definitely recommend Los Tarrales for birdwatchers and nature lovers.
We spent three days at Los Tarrales in November 2018. The accommodations are quite good, considering the age of the buildings. They have done a good job renovating within the physical restrictions of the buildings. We found the meals offered at the lodge really good. There was plenty of food and the variety and quality as expected. However, I can't say the same about "packed lunch/breakfast". My recommendation, if you are planning to do an all-day birding trip or the Horned Guan quest is to bring plenty of your own high energy/high protein snacks and a big refillable water bottle. As to the birding and the guides, I have nothing but positive comments. The guides were attentive and very good at helping those who were have trouble spotting the birds. There was never a rush as we patiently worked our way through the various habitats. For anyone contemplating the Horned Guan quest, the warnings from others(ie Death March) are not exaggerated. You must be in very good physical condition and used to the altitude to make this climb up the volcano(and back down). If you have any doubts about this hike, you probably shouldn't be going. The group needs to get up where the guans are shortly after sunrise and you really don't want to be the person who slows the group down! If you do choose to go, the local guide who joins the group is incredible. He knows that mountain like the back of his hand. The guide from the lodge was also very good and his primary concern as we ascended seemed to be group safety.They both know their birds very well. We were fortunate and did see two horned guans, along with a highland guan and we are glad we did this hike...once. Overall, this is a place I would recommend for nature based activity.…