Lovely four bedroom on lake Petén Itzá, 30km from Flores, 40km from Tikal, sleeps 8 people in 4 bedrooms. Two double with private bath and AC, one double and one twin that share a bath. Kitchen, terrace with panoramic views over the lake, and your own private deck with hammocks to swim and relax. This is the perfect place for friends and family to enjoy the lake and get some R&R.
Now with Wi-Fi!
Please bear in mind:
Not wheelchair accessible.
We're in the jungle so no broadband, internet is a bit slow and data capped.
The road to get there is dirt (5 miles), usually a bit rough during rain season (Oct-Nov mainly), having your own car is easier to visit Tikal.
This is a quiet place to enjoy nature, you may hear monkeys at night, restaurants are 5+ miles away and the nightlife is in Flores.
This is a waterfront property, with 30 meters of private beach over Lake Petén Itzá. There is a small thatched house with 2 bedrooms sharing one bathroom, a kitchen and pantry, and a separate unit with a bedroom, en-suite bathroom, summer kitchen and panoramic terrace. There will be a gardener and a maid coming to clean and upkeep the property.
This part of Lake Petén Itzá is still wild and quiet, at night you will hear hawler monkeys and frogs, you can fish, hike in the jungle, etc.
Big room, about 20sqm 220sqft, plus en-suite bathroom with shower. This room has A/C. One queen size bed (Guatemalan queen size is a little smaller than US queen size, at 160cm), bedside tables and lots of space to store your things, desk, a dozen plugs to charge your laptops and phones.
The bathroom has a walk-in closet, and the shower has hot water via an electric system, meaning the water is hot but not boiling hot.
This room has huge 8 sqm French door that offers a gorgeous view over the lake. This is also the room with the most privacy of the property.
Room 2 is also pretty private, it has a queen bed overlooking the lake, big French doors, its private bathroom and AC. It is smaller with 12sqm /130sqft, but has its own private area in front with a sitting area, table and hammock.
This is a medium room, about 12 sqm, 125 sqft, with a big wardrobe, two single beds and a bedside table. I has a partial lake view and you see the garden as well. The room has no A/C, all the windows are closed by mosquito nets.
It is a simple, clean room with a couple of plugs too if you need to charge things.
The room shares a bathroom with room 4.
The bathroom has an electric shower, meaning the water is hot but not super hot.
This is a small room, about 8sqm, 80sqft, with a double bed that is 140cm wide, a desk and a couple of bedside tables. It has no view, because its two windows that are mosquito nets are over the corridor that leads to room 3, so you can see partially the lake and garden but through that double mosquito net from the room’s windows and the corridor.
It has weaved carpets on the ceiling to keep it fresh and is the freshest room of all. It has a couple of plugs for your things, and you can store your belonging in the desk’s drawers but it does not have a formal wardrobe.
Room 4 shares a bathroom with room 3, see above for description.
Fully equipped, with a gas oven and hob, big fridge and chest freezer. There is also an open air kitchen on the roof of room 1 that you can use to barbecue and eat outside.
We have a nice panoramic terrace overlooking the lake, ideal to rest, there is a hammock, a bean bag, a bar and sitting area
BEACH AND DECK:
The private beach is 30 meters wide, it has a deck with a couple of hammocks, and the water is generally crystal clear, it gets a bit muddy on the rainy days. The best sunsets are from October to February. The lake is around 30 degrees/80F year round so you can swim at any time.
GETTING THERE / AMENITIES
It is better if you have your own vehicle, at the moment (Jan 2016) the road is in good shape, it gets bad with the rains around September but safe for a few days per year you can access with a normal car. Otherwise by public bus, there are 6 buses a day from Flores to San Pedro, or you can take a microbus hourly from Flores to San José, 6 miles away, and hire a tuktuk from there. It takes about 30 minutes by car to go to Flores and Tikal, 1 hour by bus to go to Flores, we can help you book a tour to Tikal but there are no public buses where we are that will take you there. You can take a bus to Flores, then to Tikal if you prefer. That’s a long day.
Our village is small and you will find basic shops that sell a few fruits, vegetables, dry goods and drinks. The nearest supermarket where you will find more choice is 20 miles/30km away. We recommend you bring your food on arrival if you like to cook.
We can provide meals for you as well. We can prepare vegetarian meals too.
We have no landline to get fast internet, so we use a USB modem to connect to the internet, and the quality of connection varies greatly from day to day.
The wifi works in a 5 meter radius of where you plug it, so if you are on your own you can take it to your room, otherwise it will be in the living room for all to use.
It has a data limit of 500Mo a day per 24 hour and when it is up you can purchase more credit or we will put a new plan the next day.
The easiest way for you to come is with your own vehicle. Sometimes during the rainy months the road is pretty bad, and a small 4WD is better, although the road usually gets fixed quickly and normal cars can use it 99% of the year.
There is a public bus 4 times a day from Flores to San Pedro, otherwise there are minivans every half hour to San José, then you can hitch to San Pedro or we also offer pickup service.
From Belize, Tikal and El Remate, you would have to do a bus change in Flores, or take the North road around the lake hitching one of the many pickup trucks that carry locals. There is no set schedule for those. The last bus from Flores to San Pedro is at 6pm, arriving shortly past 7pm. It stops in front of our house if you ask them to.