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Hotel Finca Tatin
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Livingston
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

Just amazing, Finca Tatin is an amazing place, This is not your average Hotel, Get ready for an adventure! Beautiful atmosphere, the jungle, the nature, all so wonderfully close. The people were very welcoming, had a warm "family vibe", the family style dinner is great too,not only is the food a spectacular in itself,but talking with the other guests and making plans for the next day was helpful and fun.
And most important, you cant leave without trying out the rope swing!

Thanks a million for a wonderful experience!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

My friends and family had an amazing time at Finca Tatin!!
I admit I was a little hesitant when I heard we were going to be in the middle of the jungle (I'm not the camping type of a girl :)
Carlos and Gabby are wonderful hosts and really go out of their way to make everyone feel at home. Rio Dulce's clean river for swimming, kayaking to local hot springs, communal meals, and after dinner- all guests hang out at the hammock lounge area.
Besides their amenities, they organized a trip for us to the keys in Belize...
I highly recommend, two thumbs up!!!

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Finca Tatin is a special slice of heaven in Guatemala. Located in the jungle and on a river, Finca Tatin gives travelers a very unique experience. It has plenty of options for hiking, kayaking and adventuring or some serious relaxing in hammocks and swim in the river. The lodging is great and the food is fantastic. It's the kind of place long term travelers could get stuck because they don't want to leave.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
Thank Hannah S
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

The best hotel in Guatemala I´have been. The place is so wonderful and special. You can feel the nature. The lodging is really good and the food is the best. Definitively is a "must stay" place.

Esteban E.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

Far away everything Finca Tatín is the best lodge in Guatemala. The owner, Carlos, and his girlfriend, La Gordita are the best face in Rio Dulce. If you are lucky, you can meet Maricon, the clown of the lodge. The food is great, cabanas are nice, atmosphere is great, environment is magnificent. Don't forgewt to kayak to the waterfalls. And join the party boat to Livingston!

Negative? Rosoul is smelly as hell. :)

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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

Finca Tatin is a riverside jungle lodge with basic cabanas and more luxourious cabanas. We stayed in the dorm located on the second floor of the communal house. At 22 PM electricity is shut down, but there's solar light that has been charging al day. As only reached by boat, the location is super. You can swim in the clean river after getting sweaty in the 'sweat lodge'. They arrange transport and rent kayaks. The finca works with a tab system for food, drinks and transportation. The restaurant even has adjusted meals for allergic or vegetarian people. Around 7 PM everybody sits around a few big tables and has dinner together. There's a book exchange, hammocks and seats to have a nice siësta. Although we're not a big fan of spiders and other creepy crawly jungle animals, it was one of the nicest places we stayed in. Really recommendable!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

The Finca Tatin is amazing. Part Disney Jungle Cruise, part Tarzan of the Jungle, part Indiana Jones, it was really wild staying in thatched huts, sleeping under mosquito nets. The place is only accesible by boat on the Rio Dulce.
It is really overwhelming . . . Take a moment to acclimate yourself, and reconcile yourself to damp and rain because it is the JUNGLE. The food was great, and the whole place had a friendly vibe.

Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
Thank LYDIA S
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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 8 Hotels in Livingston
Price Range: $10 - $49 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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