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Guatemala Accommodation

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Costs are all based on two people. We often chose to sneak the dog into the hotels. If you are traveling with a dog we have found that booking.com and other travel sites have an option to sort by pet allow ability. Locations included secure parking except as noted.

LINDA VISTA – tent camping
El Remate, Peten, Guatemala
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GPS: 16.996368, -89.697331
Cost: 20 Q per person per night
Dates stayed: 6-9 January 2015
Pets allowed: Yes
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Cold
Electricity: Yes there were electrical plugs at the restaurant
Internet: No but 3G is available if you have a Tigo cell/data plan
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes, two table restaurant. We had a good meal of local fish caught from the lake
Notes: This is a small family run establishment and they were very welcoming. Adonis runs the camping and speaks good English and will watch your dog when you visit Tikal. We were there with friends so didn’t take advantage of that option. It is across the street from a swimming dock. This campground is very scenic and is quiet at night. It is within walking distance to town for restaurants and grocery. They also have eight hostel beds at a very affordable rate.

IXPANPAJUL NATURAL PARK – tent camping
Near Santa Anna/Flores, Peten, Guatemala
http://en.ixpanpajul.com
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GPS: 16.874930, -89.810480
Cost: 40Q per person per night
Dates stayed: 10-12 January 2015
Pets allowed: Yes
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Cold
Electricity: Yes
Internet: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Notes: This is an excellent, very clean, and spacious campground that appears to be underutilized but well maintained. There are large bathrooms that are cleaned twice-daily and two covered common areas. Both common areas have picnic tables and power outlets. One common area has sinks that are perfect for doing dishes, etc. It was raining during our stay and it was approved to put up our tent under the roof of the large common area.

HOTEL CANCUEN
Raxruha, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala
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GPS: 15.866450, -90.046520
Cost: 140Q for the room for two people (we snuck the dog in)
Dates stayed: 13 January 2015
Pets allowed: unknown
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Cold
Electricity: Yes
Internet: Unknown, though the sign at front says there is
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Notes: This hotel was very clean and had secure parking. The hotel front desk was helpful to talk about road conditions for both actual road conditions due to the two weeks of rain and because protestors had shut down the highway we wanted to travel the day we arrived (that is why we stayed at this hotel; we got turned around due to road closure).

RANCHITO del QUETZAL HOTEL
Baja Verapaz, Guatemala
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GPS: 15.215350, -90.219333
Cost: 250Q for the room for two people (we snuck the dog in)
Dates stayed: 14 January 2015
Pets allowed: unknown
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Hot
Electricity: Yes
Internet: Unknown
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes and the food was good and reasonably priced
Notes: The hotel room was very basic but the natural park-like setting was very beautiful. It is just off the highway and there is traffic noise during the night.

RENTAL HOUSE
Antigua, Guatemala
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2100984
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GPS: 14.554747, -90.72949
Cost: 32.50USD per night
Dates stayed: 15 January-6 February 2015
Pets allowed: Yes
Bathroom: Running water
Shower: Hot
Electricity: Yes
Internet: Yes
Kitchen: Yes
Restaurant: No
Notes: We rented this house through our language school Centro Linguistico La Union and arranged both the house and school about 8 months prior to our trip. The house is in the center of town therefore it is very convenient. It is larger than we needed (2-bedrooms) but the other option was not available for our dates and we appreciated the school arranging this for us. Our motorcycles are parked at a secure location about a block away (200Q for two bikes for 3.5 weeks). We also had the option of bringing them into the school at night but that means having them out by 7am each morning. We preferred parking them a block away. The owners (Eduardo and Maria) live on the property (there are four houses around a central garden) are gracious and very helpful hosts. Eduardo is also an avid dual-sport motorcyclist.

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