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Ecolodge El Sombrero

Yaxha Lagoon Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park, Flores 17001 Guatemala
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#4 of 35 Specialty lodging in Flores
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
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Board games / puzzles
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Private beach
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Lake View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Italian


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Yaxha Lagoon Yaxha-Nakum-Naranjo National Park, Flores 17001 Guatemala
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Santa Elena Airport34 miSee all flights
San Ignacio Town Airstrip19 miSee all flights
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sparticusmills wrote a review Apr 2019
Antigua, Guatemala11 contributions5 helpful votes
We only stayed a night but wish it could have been longer. Located just a stones throw away from Yaxha Mayan temples, this is a little jungle paradise. Sebas, the owner was really helpful and great to chat to. The room was spacious and covered in mosquito nets. Food and drink at the bar was great. And there is a even a crocodile that hangs out at the dock. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from ElSombreroEcolodge, Gerente at Ecolodge El Sombrero
Responded May 6, 2019
Thank you for staying with at El Sombrero Ecolodge. We really appreciate you staying with us and to have great guests that really enjoy the jungle and El Sombrero. We hope you visit us again in the future.
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AWOL1134 wrote a review Mar 2019
London263 contributions36 helpful votes
If you want to visit Yaxha (and you should) then this is the place to stay (in fact I think it is the only place) The rooms were spacious and clean-the food excellent but what sets this place apart is the people working there and just the closeness to nature.A crocodile in the lake (they even had a name for him) loads of birds and both spider and howler monkeys. Also when you live this close you can visit the ruins first thing in the morning-that said though its never really that crowded All in all an excellent experience and so much better that staying in Flores
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from ElSombreroEcolodge, Gerente at Ecolodge El Sombrero
Responded May 6, 2019
Thank you very much for staying with us. We really appreciate you being incredible guests. We hope you may visit us in the future.
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Betsy_and_Gail wrote a review Jan 2019
Massachusetts45 contributions6 helpful votes
Why haven’t more Americans discovered this place? When I was there all the other visitors were European, Canadians or Latin Americans. It’s just a stroll from the entrance to Yaxha national park, as interesting as Tikal but with fewer crowds. For birdwatchers this is a world class spot with over 400 species. The lakeside location is gorgeous. You won’t believe the monkeys and the crocodile! Every room has its own hammock, and the shore also has lounging spots. The food is cheap, fresh and delicious, with roots in the owner’s Italian origins. She,Gabriella, is extremely helpful; she set up my tours (Mayan ruins in Yaxha and Topoxte, boat lake tour, and birdwatching; they also offer horseback jungle tours. Friendly convivial atmosphere in the central thatched, open-air restaurant/bar/lounge. I used no cash while there, just paid at the end of the 4th day; in that way it’s like being at an all-inclusive resort. Too rustic to actually be a resort, though: WiFi was intermittent, and even in deluxe cabins with private bathrooms all electricity except one lightbulb turns on at sunset and off at sunrise. So best for travelers who like the rustic Ecolodge vibe. I stayed 3 nights, which seems like a good minimum to enjoy everything. A gem waiting to be discovered by my country-men and -women and their children.
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Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: I chose a luxury cabin with private bathroom but apparently there are bigger bargains with fewer...
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Brian K wrote a review Aug 2018
Seattle, Washington88 contributions36 helpful votes
We stayed here for a night between seeing Tikal and Yaxha. It was a great choice with great service and good food. While we were only there for one night with a few hours of daylight, we got to see lots of wildlife including birds, spider monkeys, foxes, and a ~7 foot croc that came right up to the shore!
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
Traveladdicti80 wrote a review May 2018
11 contributions1 helpful vote
This incredible Ecolodge is in the middle of the jungle of the Yax Ha National Park in of a great wildlife , a Laguna with real Crocodiles ( no swim!) ;the Italian owner Gabriella is a wonderful person so she can tell you whatever you want and you need to know about Mayan sites, history and culture, his son Juan Carlos is an excellent guide , for a very cheap price you can organize with him horseback excursions , go with the boat to Topoxte ,visit Tikal and many others attraction! They have an excellent restaurant ! Thanks a lot Gabriella , I ll never forget you , your family and your incredible Ecolodge El Sombrero!
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Date of stay: April 2018
$76 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ecolodge El Sombrero
Which popular attractions are close to Ecolodge El Sombrero?
Nearby attractions include Yaxhá (1.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ecolodge El Sombrero?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Ecolodge El Sombrero?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ecolodge El Sombrero?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Ecolodge El Sombrero have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ecolodge El Sombrero offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Ecolodge El Sombrero?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Ecolodge El Sombrero offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ecolodge El Sombrero?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Does Ecolodge El Sombrero have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Ecolodge El Sombrero accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.