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Recent Guatemala reviews

  • Antigua Gem

    "This generously sized house does indeed have everything you need. Very comfortable home in a secure guarded community. Great views of the volcanoes from the upper level terrace. Walking distance to Antigua's central plaza, artisan market, and central market. Great for visitors without cars. We'd love to return and wouldn't want to stay anywhere else."
    Guest: Alex & Rose Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: February 25, 2015
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  • Perfect

    "My family and I stayed for a week at Casa Bella in Antigua. The house is immaculately kept with beautiful gardens throughout and so much natural light. We were a family of four and had more than enough room to lounge together as well as privately. The rooftop deck off the master suite is the perfect setting for a full view of the agua volcano with your morning coffee. I would highly recommend this beautiful home to anyone wanting to stay within walking distance to town who is looking for a home away from home. It is in a secure gated community near the artists markets, restaurants and more. Our only issue was having to leave. :)"
    Guest: Stacy Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 1, 2014
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  • YOU WILL CHERISH THE MEMORIES

    "Firstly, I'm not a review writer. Never wrote one before, probably won't ever write one again. But we were so blown away by our amazing four nights at Casa Tzampoc last week that I couldn't help myself. From our first contact with Barry & Nannette, it felt more like getting back in touch with old friends rather than making travel plans. They had limitless patience for our myriad questions. Even before making our booking, they went out of their way to call us and make sure all of our questions were addressed. THE HOUSE: Effortlessly walks that fine line between the pure simplicity we were searching for and grand luxury. Easily accommodated all nine of us (we're an extended family with kids). The outdoor fireplace was awesome, pool was perfect, large showers were heaven. Even the small touches were appreciated - the towels are extra plush. House is easy to get to, i.e. no boat needed (unlike some other properties we considered), and for small grocery shopping Santa Catarina is a quick walk. And the house is IMMACULATE - yup, they sweep under the beds. WiFi & TV worked consistently, kitchen appliances are modern. THE STAFF: Nicholas (caretaker) checked in on us but was never intrusive. Teresa and Pascuala were our cooks and made great breakfasts to order. And they were lovely to be around. THE AREA: Go! You will love it as much as we did. It's magical. San Pedro for the nightlife, San Marcos for a relaxing afternoon. And please stay at Casa Tzampoc...it will feel like your second home and you will cherish the memories you create there."
    Guest: Paul S. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 13, 2015
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  • Beautiful, secluded location to enjoy Lake Atitlan

    "We spent 5 days at Casa Wenche and would definitely return. The grounds are breathtaking, with impressive landscaping and endless views of the lake and volcanoes. This property is away from the hustle and traffic of Panajachel but easily accessible by boat. The house is well appointed and will be best enjoyed by the physically fit who are able to navigate the many stairs that connect the home to the village and dock. You also need to be able to board and disembark small boats easily. Casa Wenche is quiet and peaceful, with access to expansive grounds and a nice pool. The caretaker, Ramos, was always available (he lives on the property) and attentive. We also met the welcoming owner, Erik, as he was in town at the main house while we were there. Short boat rides will connect guests with other Atitlan lakeside villages worthy of exploration. A scenic trail connects to a few nearby villages as well. Bring your own groceries from Panajachel and pack light for minimum hardship in traveling by boat. There are some small restaurants within walking distance, too. Casa Wenche is a great value and a rejuvenating place to be. We recommend staying for several days to get the most out of it. Our only wishes for an even better stay would be for a stand-up fan in case of hot days and some screens on the interior windows to help keep the bugs out."
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: January 29, 2015
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Guatemala Travel Tips

Things to See and Do in Guatemala Vacation Rentals

Guatemala is located in Central America and shares borders with Mexico to the north, Belize and Honduras to the east, and El Salvador to the south. Its longest coastline is on the Pacific side. The country is probably best known for its magnificent Mayan ruins. The Tikal Archeological Park encompasses a vast area of Mayan ruins. Features include ancient temples, causeways, call courts, public buildings and plazas. Other sites include Aguateca, El Mirador and Quirigua. Anyone who has an interest in this ancient culture will be enthralled by the many ancient sites. It is a country that still holds on to many ancient cultural traditions. This is evidenced in the many different crafts that are on display at the local markets. It is a country that has had a rich and sometimes turbulent history. The many museums and monuments in the cities provide some insight into the local heritage. Easter time is when many local festivals are held and it is an interesting experience to be part of.

Guatemala's natural heritage is no less impressive. There are many adventure activities available for those who enjoy the outdoors. There are several lakes where you can enjoy a variety of water sports, including wind surfing and scuba diving. One of the most popular resort areas is Lake Atitlan. There are also a number of fast flowing rivers that are ideal for kayaking and whitewater rafting. For a more leisurely boat trip, you can join a cruise down the Rio Dulce. The river passes through lagoons and mangrove swamps that are home to the rare and shy manatees. You can also explore the countryside on horseback, bicycle or on foot, combining culture and nature in a great touring experience.

Visitors to Guatemala Villas

Many people who consider traveling to Guatemala are the more adventurous type of travelers. People who love to immerse themselves in the local culture and explore natural wonders will feel right at home in Guatemala. There is a wealth of natural and cultural attractions.

Seasons to Visit Guatemala Beach Houses

In general, the best time of year to visit Guatemala is during the drier months that run from October to April. The weather at the coastal regions can get very hot and is only tempered by the cooling ocean breezes. The peak travel season tends to be between December and April. The rainy season is from May to September. Rain showers tend to occur in the late afternoon and early evening, and generally clear up fairly quickly. The temperatures tend to fall quite sharply at night; although the skies are clear, it can get quite cold. Ensure that you have something warmer to wear after sunset.

Traveling to Guatemala

The primary travel hub in Guatemala is Guatemala City. The Aurora International Airport is located four miles south of Guatemala City. There is a shuttle bus service that links the airport and city center. Local taxis are also available if you would prefer a private transfer. The Aurora Airport has frequently scheduled arrivals from several major cities in the U.S. These include New York City, Miami, Atlanta and Houston. There are also direct regularly scheduled flights operating from Madrid. For Euopean travelers, this will be the most direct flight option unless you want to travel via the United States. The airport also has good regional links to neighboring countries in Central and South America. A secondary airport is located just outside of Flores. If you are interested in visiting the archeological sites of Guatemala, this is the closest airport to the Tikal Archeological Park.

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