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Recent Guatemala reviews

  • Unique house in and amazing location

    "I stayed at Nathalie's house for the month of July whilst working remotely on my PhD thesis. The internet was slightly up and down but manageable for picking up email (and I think I hit a particularly bad period). That the house is slightly separated from the village makes it perfect as a retreat if you need a bit of peace and quiet. Having said that, it's still incredibly easy to get all your basic supplies or a decent meal cooked for you within Jaibalito. Nathalie's own artistic input has made this house truly unique, and coupled with the great views you can't really go wrong. Nathalie was very responsive in all our communication and although she was out of the country for most of the stay she left me in the capable hands of a particularly charming Canadian. (Colin was great, always really friendly and offering help with anything I needed - when I was sick and couldn't stomach much or face the walk to the village he arranged for two cheese toasties to be delivered to the house!). For those wanting to explore a little it's easy to jump on the boat to San Marcos or any of the other towns around the lake. If you're looking for a Backpackers scene you can get your fix over in santa cruz (30 minute walk, great 15 minute jog) - at the end of my stay I did the padi open water course here at the iguana lodge. Oli was a great instructor and I'd definitely recommend him for anyone interested in learning or needing a guide for the lake. Before your stay Nathalie sends you a booklet with loads of information about the house, village, and surrounding area (+ activities, emergency numbers, and much more). If you decide to rent Nathalie's house you will not regret it."
    Guest: Dave D. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 1, 2014
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  • Wonderful Escape

    "My husband, two teenage children, and I stayed here for two nights in June, and oh how we all wish it had been longer. It's a magical place. Waking early and watching the birds and the lake from the home will be one of my favorite memories from a very memorable trip. The view of the lake from the home is breathtaking, in such a romantic setting! The accommodations were spacious, comfortable, and decorated with warmth and style. All the staff members were so accommodating and polite and always with a smile. The meals were prepared and presented so thoughtfully. A very sincere thanks to David Yates, the manager of this beautiful property. David looked after us incredibly well and was always a phone call away if we had a question or needed any suggestion. He went above and beyond what was required or expected, and took such good care of us that it felt as if we were visiting a dear friend. We have traveled quite a bit and know that this is a rarity. It’s definitely a place my family will remember forever. We would go back to Casa Tzampoc and Lake Atitlan in a heartbeat."
    Guest: MG Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: August 6, 2014
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  • Heaven on Earth

    "i went their on my own, and wanted to have a calm 11 days vacation looking at a nice view. I had that as The view was magnificent and i woke up everyday looking at the lake's beauty and hearing the musical bird sounds. just sitting at the dock and reading was a pleasure. and the owner Alicia made it so easy and safe to be there; a list was provided with all the numbers that i could need including a spanish school, massage, yoga teacher and some fun activities (kayaking/hiking .. etc) so i got my relaxation, my "me time" but i also had super fun with kayaking and hiking a volcano. add to that meeting amazing people you can only think they came out of a Paulo Coelho novel. i can go on and on about the lake. p.s. i also learned how to live in peace with the spiders; they are harmless in there"
    Guest: Aisha Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 23, 2014
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  • Stunningly Beautiful

    "We stayed in this house and Matt's other house in Panajachel. Both were incredibly beautiful, clean, well stocked and comfortable. Our stay here was very relaxing, and I loved sitting by the gorgeous river and reading. The property was bigger than I expected and incredibly landscaped. I can't say enough how beautiful it is here. Matt and Hector (property manager) were a pleasure to work with."
    Guest: A V. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 18, 2014
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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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