The island city of Flores serves
as the travel hub for most excursions into Guatemala's
vast and sparcely populated northern Petén region.
Located on beautiful Lake Petén Itzá, Flores
is a traveler's kind of town, with nice restaurants,
a good collection of hotels and plenty of internet cafes.
The travel agencies in Flores can help you arrange a number
of interesting Guatemala
tours, especially to the Mayan ruins sites of Tikal and El Mirador. Flores
also has the country's second-busiest airport, which
accepts flights from within Guatemala, as well as some flights to Guatemala from other countries. A great base for any northern
Guatemala endeavors, visitors will find a nice variety
of Flores Guatemala hotels. For suggestions on a
possible Flores hotel for your upcoming trip, consider
the following options.
Tastefully decorated and ideally situated with views
of Lake Petén Itzá, the La Lancha Lodge
is an excellent hotel Flores Guatemala selection.
Celebrity buffs should know that this Flores hotel is
owned by Francis Ford Coppola. Featuring Balinese
and Guatemalan antique furniture throughout, this welcome
retreat offers 10 separate "casitas", or small
houses, that are found apart from the main lodge.
In each of the casitas, you will find an extension of
the native art and furnishings. The casitas each
offer two bedrooms with queen-size beds, private bathrooms
and plenty of views. The La Lancha Lodge opened
in 2004, and being apart from the main city of Flores,
it offers the ultimate in seclusion. With so few
rooms, you will appreciate the guest to staff ratio, and
on some days, while other guests are off to Tikal or El
Mirador, you feel like you almost have the place to yourself.
The main lodge at this secluded jungle hotel Flores Guatemala
features a nice restaurant, which serves international
cuisine and local Guatemala food selections. The complimentary breakfast is savored
while taking in the colorful birds that inhabit the surrounding
jungle. You might also get a visit from the howler
monkeys who live in the surrounding trees. You won't
have television in your room, as you might find at some
of the other Flores Guatemala hotels, but this place is
all about nature and comfort. The small pool is
a nice place to kick back, and you can hike the trails
down to the lake to fish or canoe. It's the
kind of place where you spend quality time with the people,
or person you are with. Tours here can run a bit
expensive, so you may want to plan other options for your
Located by the beach on the south side of Flores, the recently built Gran Hotel de la Isla offers 45 comfortable guest rooms, some of which have views of Lake Petén Itzá. Among the more modern Flores Guatemala hotels, the Gran Hotel de la Isla features a nice restaurant, a bar, a pool and a gym. Its 300-person conference room is ideal for business travelers and for special events. The rooms themselves, which are quite spacious, are not overly stocked with amenities, but when staying in Flores it's all about heading out and about to enjoy the nearby attractions. Each room does feature cable television, safe-deposit boxes, a telephone and large beds. The hotel also offers laundry service and you can find internet service as well. Just a 10-minute drive to the Flores airport, the location is convenient for travelers arriving on flights. Touring this nice Flores hotel reveals a large collection of murals and paintings of Mayan Gods. With nice restaurants nearby and spots to enjoy a drink and watch the sunset over the lake, you can enjoy a nice evening out before turning in for the next day's adventures.
Another hotel Flores Guatemala consideration on the lake is the also recently built Hotel Casona del Lago. Ideal for families and just about every other group, this hotel offers 32 spacious rooms with nice bathrooms. The lakeside pool is a great place to relax with wonderful views, and a dip in the pool's hot tub is a great way to shed any stress you might have. A short walk away across the causeway has you enjoying some of the best hotels and bars in Flores. The hotel features a nice restaurant with excellent views and you can choose from the national or international dishes that they offer. This modern hotel Flores Guatemala offers single, double or triple rooms, and all feature air-conditioning and private bathrooms, as well as cable television and a telephone. If you can, try to get a room with a lake-view balcony. With a Caribbean feel, nice decorations and overall appeal, the Hotel Casona del Lago is a nice place to stay with some of the best Flores has to offer within reach.