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Finca Ixobel Hotel Ecologico
Reviewed July 27, 2013

We were taken there after we had a motorbike accident in the area and we were treated amazingly. Everyone was helpful and lovely. We stayed 2 nights one in the more expensive room and the second one in a more modest one, both lovely and clean. The food is great, their home made yogurt is to die for. They also bake their own bread. There seemed to have a lot of activities you can do in the area, will organize what you need. It is a perfect stop between Flores and Rio Dulce. Thank you Aldo and Elma for everything!

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

I stayed in a bungalow at the Hotel Finca Ixobel in Poptun, Peten for five days and it was very clean and comfortable . The food was excellent. Always fresh, always nutritious, and delicious! Our hostesses’ were friendly as was the staff and the other guests. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and hope to return this year.

Room Tip: The older guest will ejoy a bungalow while he younger set love the treehouses!
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

For many years now, we and a our group have stayed at the Finca Ixobel in Poptun, Peten. The accommodations are comfortable. The food is delicious, nutritious, and varied. And the staff gracious and helpful. The Finca sits on lush acreage that includes hiking, horseback riding, lounging, and guided cave tours. It is a lovely place to linger.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

This place was once a Guatemalan institution. Today, it has gone from foreign backpacker hostel staple to a more local-oriented hotel. I stayed for 15 days during the Semana Santa holiday to avoid the crowds elsewhere.

There is a lot to like about the grounds. The lagoon provides an amazing respite from the heat and overall congestion in the country. Food varies between good and very good, although the menu during normal hours is a bit thin. No local fare at all? Weird.

It seems unfortunate that their internet access is so limited. Only very slow Wifi is provided; no guest computers have been available for nearly a year. This meant I would need to walk the 30 mins to/from Poptun every time I needed to get online.

Dorm beds are comfy although the walls can be a bit thin/loud. Treehouses are the way to go if you want to treat yourself. Small but cozy, they are just like camping without the nylon walls.

The bar aspect can be a bit loud on weekends, but if partying is your thing I guess that is a plus not a minus.

Overall it is a good place run by good people. Worth a visit.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

We stopped at this interesting restaurant staffed by backpackers increasing their travel funds and had a good lunch. The service was efficent the food very freshly made and the home made desserts were wonderful.
The rooms were geared to backpackers with comunal showers. the grounds are beautifully maintained.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Finca Ixobel is a really nice spot between Rio Dulce and Flores. It's easy to reach by public transports or by car. There is a signe on the highway so you can't miss it. Its just 5 min away by car from poptun.
On the finca are different accomodations for every budget. There are dorms, the possibility to camp and also privat rooms with privat bath and of course the treehouses which are something special and really charming.

The most beatiful for me was the little natural and privat lake(just for guest) where you can chill and have fun in the water surroundet by beautiful nature. There are a lot of birds, dragonflies, lizards and you may see some snakes. All in all it's a place where nature is still intact and you can see a lot of wildlife and learn about the vegetation of guatemala.
There are some hikes you can do to the nearest hills and they also offer you a lot of tours to diffrent caves, to the waterfall of mopan and you can do horse back riding.


I was surprised and pleased of the variety of food they offer in the restaurant. The also have a own bakery where they produce tasty bread, cakes and pies.

I did a volunteer work on the finca that's why i know alot about this place and i really enjoyd the place and recomend it.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

Finca Ixobel had been recommended to us by friends and it did not disappoint. We stayed in a tree house with private bathroom and it was very tranquil. The whole place exudes quiet calm and the formula they have for the honesty tab works very well. We chose to stay there for the last 2 nights of our 4 week trip in Guatemala and we were so pleased we did. The staff are very friendly and everything about the place makes you want to stay and rest. There are lots of hammocks dotted around the place to do just that.

What a good idea to have the bar away from the main buildings down by the lake which gives it a good location and doesn't disturb others.

We hope you keep running the business for many more years Carole.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Finca Ixobel Hotel Ecologico

Address: Km 376 | Barrio Ixobel, Poptun 17012, Guatemala
Location: Guatemala > Peten Department > Poptun
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Poptun
Price Range: $13 - $39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Finca Ixobel Hotel Ecologico 2.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Finca Ixobel is the perfect getaway for friends and family any time of the year and one of the most memorable places to visit in Guatemala. We are a must see on your way to and from TIKAL. In today's world it is nice to know that there is such a place as Finca Ixobel where you can escape to relax and enjoy the natural world around us. We are an eco friendly hotel and campground located in the foothills of the Mayan mountains at an elevation of 600 Meters. We are in the northern region of Guatemala, less than 5 kilometers south of the town of Poptún. Feel free to explore our own pine forest and jungle areas on foot or on horse back. Visit nearby Mayan sites and if you are adventurous explore the nearby caves with us! ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Finca Ixobel es el refugio perfecto para los amigos y la familia en cualquier época del año y uno de los lugares más memorables para visitar en Guatemala. Somos la parada perfecta en su viaje hacia Tikal. En el mundo de hoy es bueno saber que hay un lugar como Finca Ixobel donde se puede escapar para relajarse y disfrutar del mundo natural que nos rodea. Nuestro hotel y camping ecológico está situado en la orilla de montañas Mayas, con una elevación de 600 metros. Estamos en la región norte de Guatemala, a menos de 5 kilómetros al sur de Poptún. Siéntete libre de explorar nuestro propio bosque de pinos y áreas de selva a pie o cabalgando. Visita sitios arqueológicos mayas, y si te gusta la aventura, explora las cuevas dentro de nuestra propiedad. ... more   less 
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