As we were taking chicken buses from Lake Atitlan to El Salvador we decided to detour here to break up the journey and have a few days RnR. In the end we didn't particularly like the town but we thought the hostel was excellent.
The black sand beach is obviously very hot, its also very dirty and its quite dangerous to swim in. The town is very small and is primarily a weekend party (and I mean party) place for those from the cities.
Having said all that this property is very good and the owners were doing a fantastic job. They welcomed us and showed us all the facilities, prepared our room quickly. They have created a relaxed vibe and ensure it is quiet at night.
They have a pay 3 stay 4 night deal that was a great deal, we stayed in a basic room with the shared bathroom, it was clean, came with fan and mosquito nets. The shared facilities were cleaned regularly and there was more than enough for everyone.
They have a pool, 2 bar/restaurants, ping pong, board games, movies, hammocks etc there is no need to leave the grounds.
Drinks were reasonably priced, the restaurant was a little more expensive than the street but fair.
If you want peace and quiet then come during the week.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- NEW WiFi System! Hotel El Delfin is a great option for backpackers and anyone looking for great service at a great price! We have economic private rooms with shared baths as well as private rooms with private baths. We also offer dorm for Q40. We have a BIG clean pool, and beachfront bar and restaurant with fresh seafood and classics like hamburgers and pastas. Our personalized service with Spanish, English and German-speaking staff make us the best choice in Monterrico! You can chill out, have a beer, read a book and relax in one of our many hammocks! If you want to get active, you can play ping-pong, beach and pool volleyball. We always have our offer of Stay 3 Nights Get 1 Night FREE, as well as group discounts. If you would like to just visit for the day, there are shuttles leaving Antigua at 8am and leaving Monterrico for Antigua at 4pm. See you soon! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel El Delfin Guatemala/Monterrico