Welcome to El Retiro Lodge!

Come party and dance the night away in our river-side bar or choose our rooms far away from the fiesta

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!

Cozy and Charming rooms

We offer a wide variety of room options to satisfy any budget. Save yourself some time and book with us online! Fill the “Reservation” form to request a room, and we’ll send you a response with a confirmation of your booking information. Please keep in mind that certain rooms fill up very quickly (private rooms and private cabañas, specifically), so be sure to book in advance if you are interested in these options!

El Retiro Restaurant

Don't miss our chilled out by day, often crazy by night riverside restaurant where you can get together with other guests during your stay. Our restaurant specializes in vegetarian food, but also serves chicken and beef. We offer several traditional Guatemalan dishes, home-baked bread, constantly-changing homemade desserts, fresh fruit licuados, local handmade chocolate, and a late-night menu for those arriving late.

Enjoy country side Tours

We have adventurous tour to see Semuc Champey and the water caves, Go tubing by the river, fly over the jungle and through the mountains of beautiful Lanquin! Also you’ll be welcomed into the home of a local family to learn their traditional methods of chocolate-making and cooking. and so much more.

AC Dorms Q75per person

Dorms with air-conditioning Price Q75 per person

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Suites Q250without air-conditioning

These brand new rooms have one matrimonial bed, a private bathroom, beautiful interior hand-painted artwork, fresh towels, rocking chairs out front to enjoy a great view of the mountains...

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Cabañas Q150for two people

Our stand-alone cabins come with fresh towels, hammocks out front, and shared bathrooms nearby for those seeking a muy tranquilo stay. Ideal for honeymooners! PRICE: Q150 for two people...

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Other stuff you may consider

  • Canopy Zip Line Tour

    Fly over the jungle and through the mountains of beautiful Lanquin! We have THREE cables, totaling 600m of distance. Read more

  • Chocolate Tour

    You’ll be welcomed into the home of a local family to learn their traditional methods of chocolate-making and cooking. Read more

  • Lanquin Caves (Bat Cave)

    Far more than just a bat cave! The Lanquin Cave is an enormous and beautiful complex containing countless chambers and beautiful limestone formations. Read more

  • Semuc Champey

    Semuc Champey means ‘water under the rocks’ and it’s a series of turquoise water pools suspended on a natural land bridge under which the river passes. Read more

DECEMBER
Special


Limited time special offer


  • 2nd night for FREE in DORMS
  • Christmas Dinner: Turkey, tamales, fruit punch, Glass of wine, Gift exchange and much more: Q125

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Travel Warning & Tips

Reservations from 7 am to 6 pm via E-mail