I really enjoyed my stay at Tortugal a couple of weeks ago. I stayed in the Casita Elegante and it was a very beautiful room, with a wrap around porch, quiet and peaceful. During my 4 night stay, a local orange and white tabby kitten "adopted" me. I was told he was from the finca above the hotel and his name was Gandolph. Years ago, I had a cat with the same name and the same coloring...quite a coincidence! I had to go to the store in town to buy the little guy some cat food. I wanted to take him back to California with me!
I loved the location - not too far from the town, but far enough to enjoy the beauty of the river. The food at the hotel is wonderful and I am a foodie. I tried something different at every meal and never had anything that wasn't excellent. The staff are friendly and helpful.
Thanks to Manuel, Vale and the rest of the crew for making my first trip to Guatemala such a great adventure! I loved the country and will be back! When you see Gandolph, please give him a big hug for me!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tortugal is an oasis of tranquillity, hospitality and unparalleled nature on the largest river and lake system in Guatemala, 22 miles inland from Livingston and the Caribbean Ocean. If you have been travelling to or from Guatemala to Tikal or Belize, Tortugal is a great stopping place for a day or so to rest and relax as though you were at home. Trips to Livingston or the soothing and therapeutic hot waterfalls at Finca Paraiso, excellent massage service can be arranged. Rooms at Tortugal are said to be the most beautiful in this region and are furnished and decorated with your comfort and relaxation in mind. Several options in accomodations include a private lodge for up to 9 persons to elegantly decorated private rooms and bungalows for one to four persons. You will arrive by water to Tortugal's welcoming restaurant built over the river to offer panoramic views of what is happening on the river from sunrise over San Gil to Castillo San Felipe. Homemade food includes many vegetarian choices, steaks, seafood, Mexican, Asian cuisine, homemade with love. The Rio Dulce region is part of La Ruta Maya, the ancient Mayan road. You can dive and swim in the clean water of Rio Dulce here. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tortugal River Lodge Guatemala/Rio Dulce