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Recent Guatemala reviews

  • 8 Weeks in Casa Amelia

    "We spent the last 8 weeks at Casa Amelia and had a lovely time. This home is very nice and has all of the modern conveniences anyone could wish for. We had more than enough room for our family of 4 and the home could very easily accommodate two families. I really liked that my kids were sleeping in the room directly above me and I could hear them if need be. Often colonial houses are spread out making it difficult to hear little ones. We fell in love with the location as it is close to everything. We walked everywhere in the city and only took a tuk tuk home in the evening when it was late. This home is in a very nice part of town with restaurants, tiendas and bakeries nearby (the main grocery is on the other side of town, but still an easy walk). A real highlight for us is that there is a bi-lingual Montessori school (Oxford) just across the street. They have a very flexible enrollment and take pre-school kids through age 10. Additionally very near is a great Gym for working out (La Fabrica) and a wonderful Spanish school ( Sevilla) all within a 5-8 minute walk ( both off of 1st avenida). While the home is not in a gated community we always felt very safe and comfortable coming and going. The neighbors and the house ladies who live next door and look after the home were super helpful as are the owners of this home who live in the US. They were more than accommodating and helped to make our visit wonderful. Antigua is a lively little city, so there will be some city noise. Buses, people, cars, firecrackers and sirens are a common occurrence. For us it was all a part of the Central American charm. This is a great place to make a home base to explore the region and get a real feel for the culture."
    Guest: Lorie Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: June 20, 2014
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  • Lake Atitlan at its best!

    "We loved our stay at this lakefront home on beautiful Lake Atitlan! The views are expansive and unrestricted, best enjoyed from the hammock and outdoor dining table. It was the perfect way to unwind after some long days of travel. We enjoyed cooking in the well-equipped kitchen while our kids played games left for guests to use. The home is tasteful and relaxed, very comfortable, and the owner provides detailed information about what to do at the lake. The caretaker was wonderful and made us feel welcomed and safe. This was my favorite stop on our entire vacation. Very highly recommended!"
    Guest: Mary Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 25, 2014
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  • A lovely stay!

    "Casa del Sol exceeded all our expectations during our recent Guatemala travels. The delightful historic character, coziness and comfort made this our most memorable stay in Antigua. The caretaker family is gracious, warm and welcoming. The location was terrific, just a few minutes walking to the plaza and within walking distance to sites and restaurants. We will happily return to Casa del Sol!"
    Guest: Christina Z. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 21, 2014
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  • Worth Every Penny!

    "My wife and I rented this property for a week and both agree that it was worth every penny. The rooms and decor were great. The grounds and garden amazing. And the customer service all around from Deedle to Ramos and the girls who cleaned the house twice a week was nothing but professional. I would definitely return to this property if I find my self in Santa Cruz again. The view from outside our house of the two volcanoes was picture perfect!"
    Guest: Tony M. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 21, 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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