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“For a Jungle-Style Hotel, It's Awesome”
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Hotel Finca Tatin
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Livingston
Certificate of Excellence
Provo, Utah, United States
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“For a Jungle-Style Hotel, It's Awesome”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

Staying at Finca Tatin has been one of the best places i've ever stayed at. It's quite a fun environment because you can play background music and dance the night way and for a jungle-style hotel, it has some great amendities for the tourists like a hot shower, a sauna, and showers, and hammocks for relaxation. Plus, the staff are very friendly and personable. I was writing in my journal, and Paolo, one of the staff members at Finca Tatin, was geniuely interested in hearing about my humanitarian trip experiences as I wrote them in my journal and was a good listener. Plus, you get to experience the old-fashioned way of washing your clothes by scrubbing them with your hands and hanging them on a clothesline, so even the old folks would like this place. Finca Tatin offers a lot of great activities, so all you have to do is just ask. You can get snacks, meals, and drinks at a very cheap price even in Guatemalan quetzales. Plus, as an added bonus, there's mosquito netting on your beds so that the bugs won't bite you and well, bug you, and your sheets get changed and cleaned every three days so they won't stink to high heaven. Plus, you can hear natural rainforest sounds to relax you without searching for artifical rainforest music on Youtube! Finca Tatin has been one of the most wonderful and unique hotel experiences I've ever had in Guatemala, so if you're looking to enjoy the jungle atmosphere, but have some tourist amendities, Finca Tatin is the place for you.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

I really loved staying here. All the bungalows were really nice and clean. My favorite part of the Finca Tatin was the gathering space with all the hammoks and chairs. It was nice to have a big space to hang out before going to bed. The service was great and all the people were really nice. I enjoyed my stay a lot.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Lindon, Utah
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

The Finca is a truely wonderful place and it would be a shame to miss this hidden gem. there is lots of fun activities from swimming in the river to kayaking down the rio dulce. the staff is very friendly and personable. I would definately reccommend finca tatin to anyone looking for a place to stay.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Beaver, Utah
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Finca Tatin was the perfect place for me and my group to stay while on a humanitarian trip in Guatemala. The service was excellent and the location was amazing. The closeness of Finca Tatin to Ak'Tenamit (a local school) was very convenient. I felt very safe, and even though we were a large group, we were welcomed with open arms. Finca Tatin deserves two enthusiastic thumbs up!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Hacienda Heights, California
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Reviewed May 16, 2012

Finca Tatin is a fantastic place to spend a few days in contact with nature
the accomodations are great the staff FANTASTIC the owner a beautiful person and very personal. The food is great, very clean,overall a beautiful experience.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 30, 2012

Having just returned from Guatemala, Finca Tatin is and will remain the highlight of my trip. My friend and I arrived planning to stay 1 or 2 nights and stayed 4. This is a piece of heaven in the jungle - this hostel is remote, but accessible...... it is very, very clean.....it feels very off the beaten path and is by no means luxury, but we did not want luxury at all. AMAZING staff, great amenities, and all in all just a perfect place to stay to catch some sun, have some drinks, go for a few kayaks, and some jungle hikes. 5 Stars !!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

Definitely not a luxury bungalow resort if that is what you are looking for but if you want a decent stay in a friendly and affordable jungle retreat, this is your place.
kayaking to livingston is a must.
be aware of the scorpions!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Finca Tatin
Address: Rio Tatin, Barra de Lampara | Puerto Barrios, Livingston, Rio Dulce 18002, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Izabal Department > Rio Dulce > Livingston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Livingston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Finca Tatin is a hotel in the jungle, unique for it`s surroundings, and the simple and friendly atmosphere within.Owned by argentinian-italian globber trotter Carlos Simonini.Our place is special because we live in harmony with Nature; respect and protect the biodiversity while we work and live in the Rain Forest.How do we respect nature?If you look for a simple, relaxed time, good food, excellent company, wonderful places to explore, “FINCA TATIN IS YOUR DESTINATION”!Where is the Finca Tatin?Finca Tatin is on the Rio Tatin, a branch of the Rio Dulce. We are 20minutos boat from Livingston, the Caribbean Garifuna people, and 45 minutes by boat from Fronteras (Rio Dulce) .. ... more   less 
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Finca Tatin Livingston
Hotel Finca Tatin Guatemala/Livingston

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