The SpaceThe place consists of two separate little ranchos, joined together by a short roofed passage. The smaller one in the back has a queen sized bed, in addition to 3 twin beds for children. The larger house in front, facing the river, has a loft with 4 beds. It can accommodate 2 additional people downstairs on sofas. Every bed has a mosquito net, and both houses have ceiling fans.
The living/dining areas consist of a large porch, and a living/dining room with full kitchen. Guest AccessArrival by car: Access is possible only by water. Your stay includes pick-up and delivery from your parking place. Once at the bridge of the Río, ask for Tecnomarina, a safe and convenient place to park your car. Turn right before the bridge as you approach from Guatemala City, and keep going straight. It will be on your right side. For reference, MAR Marine is located side by side to Tecnomarina. If you have no phone, ask one of the people at Tecnomarina to make the call for you. Your boat ride will show up more or less in 10 minutes. Our boat is a little 16´ with room for 4-5 people. If you are more than that, your captain will do as many rides as needed.
If you want to move around the river by boat you can rent our launch, with captain, for an additional fee.
Arrival by bus: Once you reach the Río Dulce, or its bridge, ask for Bruno´s Marina, Sundog Café, or Despensa Familiar. Once you locate any of these places, please call us. Let us know at which of these places you need to be picked up. Usually it is no longer than 10 minutes. If you have no phone with you, ask any of the locals for a call. Our boat is a little 16´ with room for 4-5 people. If you are more than that, your captain will do as many rides as needed.
If you want to move around the river by boat you can rent our launch, with captain, for an additional fee. Interaction with GuestsThe setup belongs to a marina called Monkey Bay Marina. There is a full time manager around, Kitty & Jim, who will be able to help you, a maid/cook and a male caretaker. Check out Monkey Bay Marina on the web or on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN). The NeighborhoodThe cabin a situated by the jungle, howler monkeys can usually be heard in the morning, or at night, and may visit our gardens, as may the ocasional porcupine or kinkajou (Potos flavus). None of them are dangerous. Getting AroundExcept for picking you up and delivering you back to your car, there is no additional transport. If you need to be driven around in our launch with our captain, an additional fee will be billed. The captain appreciates tips very much. Other Things to NoteThere is a full time maid at hand, and a caretaker/captain who also will drive your boat. The maid can make you breakfast and lunch, but leaves at 1700 hours. There is a charge of $4.- for cooking/meal/person; you buy the ingredients. The caretaker can take you around the river by boat for a fee (gallons of fuel used x price of "extra" gasoline x 3). Please note that the internet is not the fastest one, and suitable only for e-mail communications, not the download of movies and such. Your wifi will be set up for you by the marina manager by request.
Please note that the internet is not the fastest one, and suitable for e-mail communications only, not the download of movies and such. Your wifi will be set up for you by the marina manager by request.