Situated by a large lagoon surrounded by rainforest in the heart of the Mayan world, very close to the magniﬁcent Tikal, Uaxactún and Yaxhá ruins, the beautiful Las Lagunas Boutique Hotel is possibly the best accommodation in the Flores area.
The hotel was built by Edgar Castillo Sinibaldi who first visited the region as a young man in 1950 when it was largely virgin jungle. Many years later, Edgar followed his dream of creating a refuge for the wildlife that was progressively losing its forest habitat to settlement and development by buying over 200 acres of still unspoilt forest. Today his private reserve protects many species and provides nature trails for his guests.
Suites are either located on high ground or over the lagoon and are categorised as Master Suite, Waterfront Suite or Waterfront Master Suite. Each contains satellite TV, iPod dock, cascade shower, Egyptian cotton linen, feather duvet, safe, minibar and air-conditioning. Waterfront and Waterfront Master Suites boast a private Jacuzzi on the deck over the water, with the latter also enjoying a living room and dining area.
The restaurant serves exceptional food and the staff are attentive and welcoming. The rooms are beautiful providing lots of space and light. The pool, the grounds and the entire property is serene and peaceful.
Activities such as birdwatching are available along with a tour to Monkey Island. There is also a small museum on site containing pre-Colombian Mayan artefacts collected over the years by the owner, which is well worth a visit.
19 suites with lagoon views, private bathroom, hot water, phone, cable TV and internet.
The Shultun Restaurant within the hotel serves both international cuisine as well as local specialities for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Free WiFi in the lobby, restaurant, pool and snack bar areas.
Laundry service, Daily cleaning service, Daily turndown service, A museum with archaeological pieces, Inside tours, 24-hour front desk,
Bilingual staff, Money exchange (US$), a Safety box (in the suite)
Kayaks and bicycles are available to use and nature walks and yoga classes are offered.
Las Lagunas Private Reserve is part of the Las Lagunas property covering an area of over 200 acres. The conservation of Guatemala’s native species is their main objective. Las Lagunas Private Reserve has created a safe environment for fauna and now more than 250 bird species have made this land their home.
Its Private Reserve blends a breeding facility of native species with eco adventure activities such as trekking, bird watching trails, kayaking and 4 x 4 ATV rides in an area exceeding 200 acres. The area is popular for biking and hiking. The hotel also provides free use of bicycles.
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The over-water Waterfront Suites are the most romantic, with their Jacuzzis on open decks from which to view impressive sunsets and sunrises.
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