El Petén Hotels

Ni'tun Lodge and Private Reserve

  • Fodor's Choice

Pros

  • Small, very personal lodge experience
  • Excellent food
  • Engaging owner

Cons

  • Off the beaten path
  • Expensive

Published 03/15/2016

Fodor's Review

After hiking through the jungle, you'll love returning to this charming cluster of cabins owned by a former coffee farmer across the lake from Flores. The point of this upscale ecolodge is to disturb the environment as little as possible, so the buildings are constructed of stone and wood left behind by farmers clearing land for fields. The common areas, including a massive kitchen downstairs and an airy bar and reading room upstairs, are delightful. Ni'tun also runs Monkey Eco Tours, so you can choose from itineraries ranging from one-day trips to nearby villages to a seven-day journey to El Mirador (at US$250 a day per person). It's easiest to get here by boat (a 20-minute trip) from Flores.

Hotel Information

Address:

near San Andrés, across Lake Petén Itzá northwest of Flores, San Andrés Xecul, Totonicapán, Guatemala

Phone:

502-5201–0759

Website: www.nitun.com

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed late May–early June
  • 4 cabins
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 03/15/2016

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