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Recent Guatemala reviews

  • 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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  • #1 Family-Friendly, Luxurious Accommodation in Antigua, Guatemala!

    "This is my 2nd time staying at one of Philippa's properties. Both places and experiences could not have been better. They surpassed my expectations. Our party included elderly people, young adults, and young children. The house was large enough that everyone had their own space and weren't cramped. The kitchen had all the necessities so we would just walk a few minutes to the shop and grab eggs, beans and tortillas to make breakfast. It was nice to have everyone together and not have to worry about paying a restaurant bill or deal with our kids getting bored at a restuarant. I felt extremely safe, as the property is gated. The amenities were incredible. The pool and volcano views are so picturesque! It was lovely to have a washing machine and dryer, especially with kids in the house! Pure bliss! I look forward to my next stay!!"
    Guest: Emily R. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: May 8, 2015
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  • Fantastic Getaway!

    "I stayed here for two nights with my friends for a birthday weekend and it was fantastic! Before the trip the owner Jeff did an excellent of providing me with all the info and things I needed to do before staying there. He was always willing to talk on the phone and replied to emails rapidly. Also the care taker Abelino and his family were extremely polite and helpful. Abelino was responsive and ready to help us at any moment. They cleaned the pool every morning at 8 and if we needed anything we could just ask. The house was fully equipped with kitchen utinsels, speakers, more than enough beds, AC at night, a beautiful view and close walk to the beach. Working wifi, showers, and Television. This is definitly a place I would stay again and recommend to others."
    Guest: Eddie Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 23, 2015
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  • Fabulous

    "Our family just returned from our son's wedding celebration in Antigua and were lucky enough to have reserved this amazing house. Set in a beautiful development, behind a gated wall, the home is simply spectacular. Jaws dropped as the wonderful owner toured us around. Great kitchen, wonderful outdoor seating and eating areas, pool, hot tub, sauna, workout area, office and just a massive master suite. We couldn't recommend this home more highly and thank the owners for making our stay there truly special. Antigua was great, the wedding was a smashing success, and the home was perfect for all eight of us! Thanks!"
    Guest: Jim Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 22, 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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