Large colourful bedroom with 3 individual beds and private bathroom. The decoration is typical Guatemalan and the room overlooks our beautiful gardens and Lake Petén Itzá.
Gucumatz Lakeside Inn is situated on the shore of beautiful Lake Petén Itzá just five kilometers from the small town of San José and seven hundred meters before reaching the village of San Pedro.
The Inn has beautiful tropical gardens, eight bedrooms for guests all with private bathrooms and terrace looking out onto the gardens and lake. All are decorated in colorful Guatemalan style.
There is a large sitting room with local literature and book exchange containing a superb collection of masks, handmade furniture and handicraft brought from all over the country. Adjoining this room is a games room with a table for eight people and a variety of table games. This room houses a small museum and is also suitable for meetings and/or classes.
We have an open-air bar with hammock, ping-pong and table football.
The beach area has ample space for relaxing, reading and swimming. The water is clean, transparent and warm all year round. Kayaks are available free for the use of our guests.
Interaction with guests
We offer a typical Guatemalan breakfast from 7.30 to 9.30 for Q40 and dinner at 19.00 for Q100. We do not provide lunch but can recommend alternative restaurants in San José for those who remain here during the day.
Other things to note
Cookery classes are available in a local home for those of you who wish to try making tamales, refried black beans or the famous chicken broth and sharing the meal with the cook´s family (price Q70 plus ingredients).
Horse back riding and hiking are other activities we can organize for you.
Guests will have the perfect opportunity to take Spanish classes and put their existing knowledge into practice during their stay here.
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I´m a retired teacher. British by birth, Spanish by nationality where I spent 34 wonderful years of my life. Now I live quietly by a beautiful lake in northern Guatemala trying to lend a hand in the near by village and share my beautiful home with whoever would like to come and visit me. I enjoy nature, reading, music and healthy outdoor life in general. I have an ecological garden and try to be as self-sufficient as possible. I´m a member of the Tikal Rotary Club, working towards a better Petén.