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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Finca Tatin

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Hotel Finca Tatin
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Livingston
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LaSalle, Illinois
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157 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Do not miss if in the area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2011

Staff was very eager to make sure you enjoyed your stay. Always tried to plan out activities for you or let you sit and vegatate if you wanted. I would have rated it higher in cleanliness, but for god's sake, it's in the middle of a frikin jungle. Spiders, scorpions, and crabs visit you often. If your squeamish, avoid the jungle. Food was great. Never left the table hungry. This is the kind of place you plan on to stay at for 2 or three days, and end up there for a week.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2010

Finca tatin is located at a small river arm from the main river. The surrounding area makes for a great day of expploring authentic life along the river. To bad you have to pay for the canoo's.
They do communal meals which are nice. there is always enough food and they do fresh fish locally caught. vegetarian options tend to look a lot alike but they really put effort in their meals.
They have a nice sauna and rooms are no frills but will do.

want to get away from all the hustle and bustle? Finca tatin is your place!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2010

For those who love nature, wild life, having good times and meet people from everywhere in the world its the best place in Central America. Your in the jungle so you need to know that your living with wild life...that's a beautiful and safe place to be !

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Panajachel, Guatemala
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2010

I wanted to experience the jungle side of Guatemala. This is a perfect place to do that. Be warned, they do not have electricity after 10 pm so bring a headlamp. You will need it. The rough cabins are suffciently comfortable, mine had a full bath. The water is not heated, but it was the only way to get cool, so I did not find that a problem. Hot water is availbe for a small fee, They have a shower that has it, you book that when needed.
Much time and thought has gone into the building of this eco friendly hotel. Love shows in all the work. It is a place to totally get away from life. The river is wonderful, the hot springs amazing. It is a famliy atmosphere, and just a cool place to hang out. Staff is helpful and friendly. This is a great place to bring a family. All ages could have a great time.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2010

Together with my partner & my two childer of 5 & 7 years old we spent 3 days in the hotel. The trip in "Lancha (boat)" from Livingston to the finca is just like a trip through paradise.
We slept in the "delfin" house direct at the border of the river Tatin. It had two floors. The kids slept in their own bed on the ground floor next to the bath room with his own shower. We slept on the second floor. Our little house was very clean and had his own terrace.
The complete site consist out of little islands within the rainforest which are connect by a track. The river is very clean and ready to swim & canoe. The warm and calm water changes completely after it rained.
The hikes & excursions offered to the playa blance, the keyes in Belize, the hikes,...are just perfect.
The restaurant is fine but not great. Personally I missed some tasted but the kids loved it!
The backpacker atmosphere is well presented but it's open enough for families.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2010

Rustic but comfortable. Beautiful place with outstanding food. If you want a different experience and have a little adventure in your soul, this is the place. Plan to stay a few days, kayak , take a few tours, and just relax..

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with friends
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san francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2010

We loved our stay here, partly due to the place and partly due to Paulo, the engaging host. He's full of information on the area and makes you feel welcome - and is also a very good massuese. The large common area is comfortable if badly lit, and our bungalow was very cozy. Swimming off the dock is nice, and Tatin is located near Aktenamit, a Mayan center, an easy kayak trip away. Meals were delicious and included a huge shrimp platter one night. You're likely to run into travellers from all over the world here, and there's an easy communal spirit to the place. A highlight is the Mayan sauna, don't miss that, they can fire it up in 15 minutes and you can run out and jump into the river when you get too hot.

Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
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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 #2 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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