A tranquilo and ideallic place to stay. Set amongst the cacao trees, surrounded by mountains and overlooking the river. John, the owner, was extremely helpful with any of our requests and with organising all tours and onward transport. The dorms were open air ventilated and very comfortable and reasonably clean.
The evening group meal is pretty damn good considering Utopias isolated location. The meal is typically accompanied by the talented musician, Jorge with his awesome chilled out tunes and Panda's wall art and original jewellery on display add something unique and enhance the ambience of this cool setting.
Whilst the road in is a bit rough, its great fun and well worth it (you'll be travelling on it if you want to see Semuc anyway). The location is perfect for walkable and easy access to Semuc which allows you to spend a few days and truly enjoy all Semuc Champey offers or get the chance to experience the beauty with only limited time.
A great bunch of people and just a really awesome vibe/experience - thanks Remi, John, Jorge, Panda and all the ladies in the kitchen.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Utopia Eco Hotel unique tropical accommodation & eco farm set amongst beautifully landscaped tropical gardens secluded from the hustle and bustle and some of the greatest adventures to be had in Guatemala.Whether you are looking for a hotel, hostel or camping or are just passing through and want to spend a few nights vacation on the hidden gem of Semuc Champey, Utopia Eco Hotel is where you will be able to do as much or as little as you like. Situated on the Rio Cahabon, You will find our established Cabanas nestled in amongst exotic flora and fauna providing unique lodge accommodation in Semuc Champey.At Utopia Eco Hotel we offer a wide range of activities; hiking, bird watching, river tubing, caving, Chocolate making classes, Semuc Champey tours, or why not just relax in one of our many hammocks located on the river shore? Everything is within your reach when you stay at Utopia! psThere are NO ATM Machines in Lanquin or the Sumec Champey area & no Credit Cards are accepted anywhere at this time. Note: here at Utopia Eco Hotel we do accept Pay Pal & USD but only bills in good condition. such as no torn or marked banknotes. Our Exchange rate is 7.5. We can also accept credit cards now but only when the internet is working good. ... more less