From the moment you arrive at this hotel in the middle of the jungle, you'll be invited to pull up a chair at the bar, flip through books and magazines about the area, and swap stories with the owners and guests about your day and your interest in local ruins. The small, freestanding "jungalows," separated by winding paths, have tin roofs, cozy beds with mosquito nets, and either a shared or private bathroom. The palapa cabanas (with one or two bedrooms) are roomier and
have a private bathroom. Both jungalows and cabanas come with a private terrace, coffee pot, ceiling fan, and 24-hour hot water and electricity. Reserve in advance if you're interested in touring any of the local ruins—the owners, Rick and Diane, lead tour groups and are happy to slot you in if they have notice. They can also provide all services you'd get with a group tour, including transportation and delicious bag lunches. Stays of more than a single night are discounted.