Bienvenidos a El Retiro Lodge / Welcome to El Retiro Lodge!
We’re a 100% locally-owned rustic lodge located in the heart of Alta Verapaz, in the small rural town of Lanquin. Here you won’t find a 5-star hotel with room service from a butler in a tuxedo. What you will find is an authentic Guatemalan experience: thatch-roofed cabanas perched on the country-side along the river, a fun-loving group of local workers making your meals from scratch with lots of veggies from our garden, an unforgettable, adventurous tour to see Semuc Champey and the water caves, and so much more.
We have the best of both of worlds: come party and dance the night away in our river-side bar or choose our rooms far away from the fiesta to relax in your own hammock and enjoy the nature. It’s a long, bumpy ride out here to Lanquin... but come visit us and you’ll see why it’s more than worth the journey!