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Guatemala - All or Multiple City Thread

Quetzaltenango (Xela)

Pension Andina
8a. Av. 6-07, Zona 1
Tel: 761-4012

safe bike parking in locked parking lot behind the hotel.
costs: 50 Quetzales 1 person, 80 Quetzales 2 pepersonas. nice rooms for up to 4 people.

alternative for language students, Spanish school Sakribal http://www.sakribal.com/ has family accomodation with parking (acc. included in school fee)

Panajachel - Lago Atitlan.

Campana Camping, run by an American. 35 Q per person, pretty safe. 1 km out of town but walking distance. Unf. the owner treats his dogs very bad, even the street dogs have a better life. Bring some food or u autom. will share ur own.


Hotel La Paz,
6a Ave Zona 1
70 Quetzales
Parking inside, guard 24 hours


1 km before village campground
fairly secure
camping or 1 cabana
camping is 20 Q
Hotel El Retiro at village entrance is also good choice

Semus Champey

camping and cabanas Las Marias.
fairly secure
about 2 to 5 Dollars pP
1 km before Pools of Semus Champey


Camping in Tikal is ok,
3 guards play cars all day and night, ok secure, ask at the restaurant to park the bikes beside or behind the restaurant.
35 Q per person

El Remate seems a better choice for sleeping nevertheless I would use the campground or restaurant for parking, not the parking lot


Finca Ixobel is a great choice
camping an d cabanas
1 km south of village
seems very safe there
camping cost 22 Q per person

Chiquimula (close to border crossing to Copan)

Hotel Palmeras in Calle 10
cost 35 Quetzales per person
safe parking in Hotel Garage
some rooms are a little smelly, some are quite good. the roof terasse could be good for camping, owners very friendly

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Thumbs up Guatemala, Solola

Solola, Guatemala, Hotel Belen 10a.Calle4-36 zona 1, tel 762-3105
nice Family, like bikes, cheap, centrum, bikes in the locked house,

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Please note that there’s not very accurate address provided in the following countries, that is where the GPS come in handy. All the prices quoted are in US$ unless specified. Time of research was May/June 2009. For more information and pictures, feel free to view my blog at http://singaporedream-rtw.blogspot.com

Guatemala (along CA2)
US$1.00 = 7-8 quetzals.


Hotel Los Arcos
Colonia Vista Hermosa, Chiquimulilla, Santa Rosa tel: 78850888, cel:56979715
120.00quetz for 2 person in a room with tv and private bathroom.
Easy parking.
N14 04.963 W90 22.670


Hotel Santana
no11, calle 6-20 zona 1, Retalhuleu, tel: 2982129
150.00 quetz for 2 person in a room with TV, aircon, private bathroom+hot shower.
they have a locked garage below. Safe! unless someone bombs the gate.
N14 32.351 W91 40.465
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