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Recent Guatemala reviews

  • Good place to stay for a week in Antigua Guatemala

    "We spent a nice week in Antigua Guatemala at this townhouse (early March 2015). The grounds are beautiful. Our daughter (2.5 yo) and guests enjoyed the pool and free wifi internet! The master bedroom is a great size with cabinets, closet and fireplace. The 1.5 bathrooms are nice as well and the second bedroom with two twin beds -- quaint for younger guests. The sheets and pillows could use a refresher. Having a laundry on site helped a lot as the house needed quite a bit of tidying, esp. the floors. The neighbors were mostly welcoming and guards appeared to keep the community secured. Being in the end unit of the complex is ideal -- with the direct sunlight, access to the pool and green space, large balcony and endearing volcanic view. We made good use of the kitchen, though the purified water left in the dispenser was a likely cause of sickness. *Only use UNOPENED bottles/crafts of water during your stay in Guatemala.* We enjoyed watching the TV and a movie from time to time, though both devices are fairly outdated and DVD player is indeed fickle. We loved how the house was decorated, though seat and couch cushions might be overdue for a steam conditioning. Having a cell phone included was super appreciated! While you certainly need to plan the day before venturing out, it was nice at times to be separated a bit from the center of town. Luckily, there are tuk-tuks to shuttle you home after a long day or shopping at an affordable rate (<Q10=USD$1.50). Definitely study a map of Antigua before you arrive. The overall stay at this townhome was very good -- the price was appropriate for the space, amenities and location!"
    Guest: Lisa C. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 21, 2015
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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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  • Absolutely perfect!

    "This house was all we hoped for and much more. It comfortably housed 8 people and was so well stocked with everything we needed. The owners, manager and housekeeper were super attentive and helpful. The house, gardens, patio and sunroom are beautiful! Definitely a place we want to return to."
    Guest: Lisa Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 24, 2014
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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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