San Benito Accommodations

Accommodations in San Benito

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  • Smoking Allowed
The SpaceA wonderful little treehouse built with lots of love. Sleeps two or three (if you're small). Shared shower+bath. Sits right over a little creek that runs through the middle of the property. Nestled into a small grove of bamboo. Just below the treehouse is our shared champa with hammocks, tables, benches... a chill place to hang-out and relax. So there are no misunderstandings, this is not luxury accommodations. This is a groovy little treehouse :) Guest AccessInternet available and a Maya Kitchen cooking area is just below the treehouse - you will need to be able to start a fire - we cook with wood because it's best choice here in Peten Guatemala Interaction with GuestsThere's always someone here to hang with: family, friends and volunteers. If you don't want to cook, join us for affordable home-cooked Guatemalan family-style meals. You'll need to help with the meals+cooking+dishes :) The NeighborhoodGreat little barrio and just a 10 minute bike ride from a great little beach where we swim all the time. Getting AroundTuktuks are everywhere and friendly, trusted taxi drivers are only a phone call and a few minutes away. Bikes are available too :) We're a 9 minute / ~15Q tutktuk ride from Flores and/or the Santa Elena bus station or Mundo Maya International airport. (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) 'Buenas Cosas Guatemala Directions' for easy directions to our place. Other Things to NoteSee our profile :) We're ecotourism specialists and are happy to arrange your visit to Tikal, El Mirador, La Danta, Uaxactun or any of the other Mayan sites conveniently located all around the local area.
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  • Smoking Allowed
The SpaceBellos Horizantes is our nice little barrio that's only a 9 minute 15Q tuktuk ride from Flores. The property is a walled compound on ~half an acre. This is a private home and a base for volunteers coming to Buenas Cosas. Angelica is the founding member Buenas Cosas’ Directiva. The Directiva is the group of Guatemalan women who run Buenas Cosas and manage its programs and projects in Buenas Cosas’ 20 Partner Communities serving more than 5,000 Guatemalan families. Inside the compound is our Volunteer Champa with hammocks, camping, pila. In two corners of the property are four separate participant ‘condos’. More than 80% of the compound’s square footage is devoted to Buenas Cosas, the remainder is for Angelica’s family. There’s a small creek that runs through the middle of the compound. When it does rain, we can have huge quantities of water running right through the middle of the property, passing directly below two concrete bridges. The rest of the time, there’s a small babbling creek with three small waterfalls that fill the property with the magical sound of running water. Many Maya live in our barrio – great people. There are ~300 families in our barrio (neighborhood), 10 people to each home with an average monthly household income $300 month. Most of the adults can’t read or write, most of the kids can. 95% of our barrio is charismatic/born-again/evangelical Christian – we’re not. Domestic animals roam freely through the streets of our barrio: pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, goats, horses, coketchas (chubby, black/white speckled, chicken-sized jungle grouse with a huge dinosaur-like bone fin on its head – cool bird). Animals, Plants & Trees — oh my... Cashew, almond, cinnamon, coconut, oranges, lemons, limes, papaya, mango, avocado, banana, pineapple, Mayan cherry and more. We have a couple varieties of sugar cane. We also have a nice little selection of flowers, vines, orchids, herbs and small collection of medicinal plants. Birds are everywhere: Hummingbirds, parrots, hawks, egrits, cranes, swallows and more fly over our spot at least once a day. We also have cutetes – very funny sub-species of tree iguana. They run on water and love to eat cherries… Horseback Riding... Many of our neighbors have horses and we work with them to provide riding opportunities for our guests. Explore the trails that start right outside our front door and help our neighbors earn a bit of extra cash. Kids are Good... Angelica’s kids live in the compound (8, 10, 16 and 19) and they have friends who come to visit. The kids like to play, sing, dance and have fun. In fact, all our Partner Communities are loaded with kids and Buenas Cosas is a Kid-Happy program. If you don’t want to be around kids, Buenas Cosas is probably not a good fit for you. Smudging is a Good Thing... We smudge the entire compound every week with fresh wild-crafted incense, copan and chili. Smudging helps maintain the happy energy and reduces the mosquitoes too – definitely a good thing. Margarita, Piedad and el Chal... Margarita, Angelica’s mother and also a member of Buenas Cosas Directiva, lives a couple blocks up the road. Margarita is a regular presence at Buenas Cosas Main Community Center – she helps with everything. She knows lots of jungle medicine and makes awesome empanadas, bollitos and tortillas. Margarita’s sister, Piedad is a curadura, hechizera and midwife. Piedad lives 30 minutes away in the small town of El Chal where she mixes her potions and consults with locals for their spiritual and physical needs. El Chal is home to Mayan ruins that sit in an old-growth Mayan forest. Further into the jungle is a cave that is supposed to be inhabited by a dragon – never seen it – Margarita and Piedad swear they’ve seen the dragon. Internet is available and there is a very basic cooking area where you can prepare your own food, so long as you can start a fire. We do most of our cooking with wood :) The whole family and our volunteers are here nearly all the time. Interact with us as much or as little as you like :) Tuktuks run through our barrio all the time. There are also public buses and we have trusted friends with taxi's in our barrio who are happy to take you where you like, including Tikal :) Guest AccessInternet is available and there is a very basic cooking area where you can prepare your own food, so long as you can start a fire. We do most of our cooking with wood :) Interaction with GuestsThe whole family and our volunteers are here nearly all the time. Interact with us as much or as little as you like :) Getting AroundTuktuks run through our barrio all the time. There are also public buses and we have trusted friends with taxi's in our barrio who are happy to take you where you like, including Tikal :)
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  • Wifi
  • Gym
  • Pets Allowed
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
The SpaceSpacious new house, super comfortable room with a large bed and well equipped bathroom. Safe parking. Guest AccessGym access, pergola, front yard, back yard with lawn, laundry, kitchen, dining room with coffee and bread, porch with hammock, flat roof terrace with medium lake view. Interaction with GuestsMy wife, my two year old daughter and I will be present during your stay, if you need something during the night you can knock our room at any time. The NeighborhoodOur neighborhood has nice breeze from the lake, if you go upstairs to the roof of the property you will enjoy a middle view to the lake. Getting AroundFrom and to Flores Island, Flores Airport or Santa Elena Bus Station you can take a taxi, a tuc tuc or simply walk there. Other Things to NoteNow easier to get here with this directions for the address: In Spanish first: San Benito, Peten; Calle Asfaltada de Vista Hermosa a tres cuadras después del puente y una Calle/cuadra antes de la Iglesia, a la izquierda, a la par de la académica de mecanografía. La propiedad tiene muralla gris, portón gris y pared verde alrededor del portón gris. Si llegan a la Iglesia de Dios, ya se pasaron una cuadra. English Paved road of Vista Hermosa, three blocks after Vista Hermosa Bridge, at the corner on the left hand side, the house has a perimeter gray wall, gray metal gate and green wall around the gate. If you reach the Church of God you have passed one block from our house. Ring the bell when you arrive. Extra charges done at checkout: Breakfast is under request: Us$5 p/person Lunch is under request: Us$5 p/person Dinner is under request: Us$5 p/person Washer: Us$3 e/time Cable T.V. with English audio option is under request: Us$3 p/room p/night
Hotel
2-star Hotel
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Santa Barbara Island Museum, Mundo Maya International Mall, and Central Park. Flores Dock and Las Guacamayas Biological Station are also within 2 mi (3 km).
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  • Breakfast
  • Gym
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wifi
A great choice for a stay in San Benito, Hotel Miraflores is just 2.5 mi (4 km) from the airport. Guests will have free perks like self parking and wired Internet. A terrace and a garden are other highlights.
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hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Gym
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wifi
A great choice for a stay in San Jose Peten, Hotel La Ribiera del Lago Peten Itza features a nightclub. Guests can indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at one of the 2 restaurants. An outdoor pool and a poolside bar are other highlights, and rooms offer flat-screen TVs and refrigerators.
hotel
hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Gym
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wifi
A great choice for a stay in San Benito, Hotel Miraflores is just 2.5 mi (4 km) from the airport. Guests will have free perks like self parking and wired Internet. A terrace and a garden are other highlights.
hotel
hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Gym
  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wifi
A great choice for a stay in San Jose Peten, Hotel La Ribiera del Lago Peten Itza features a nightclub. Guests can indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at one of the 2 restaurants. An outdoor pool and a poolside bar are other highlights, and rooms offer flat-screen TVs and refrigerators.
Bedroom
Bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Gym
  • Pets Allowed
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
The SpaceSpacious new house, super comfortable room with a large bed and well equipped bathroom. Safe parking. Guest AccessGym access, pergola, front yard, back yard with lawn, laundry, kitchen, dining room with coffee and bread, porch with hammock, flat roof terrace with medium lake view. Interaction with GuestsMy wife, my two year old daughter and I will be present during your stay, if you need something during the night you can knock our room at any time. The NeighborhoodOur neighborhood has nice breeze from the lake, if you go upstairs to the roof of the property you will enjoy a middle view to the lake Getting AroundFrom and to Flores Island, Flores Airport or Santa Elena Bus Station you can take a taxi, a tuc tuc or the urban bus or simply walk there. Other Things to NoteWe serve continental breakfast included, if you want other type of breakfast, lunch or dinner we can serve it for Q45 per person per meal if you request for it a couple of hours in advance. Now easier to get here with this directions for the address: In Spanish first: San Benito, Peten; Calle Asfaltada de Vista Hermosa a tres cuadras después del puente y una Calle/cuadra antes de la Iglesia, a la izquierda, a la par de la académica de mecanografía. La propiedad tiene muralla gris, portón gris y pared verde alrededor del portón gris. Si llegan a la Iglesia de Dios, ya se pasaron una cuadra. English Paved road of Vista Hermosa, three blocks after Vista Hermosa Bridge, at the corner on the left hand side, the house has a perimeter gray wall, gray metal gate and green wall around the gate. If you reach the Church of God you have passed one block from our house. Ring the bell when you arrive. Extra charges done at checkout: Lunch is under request: Us$6 p/person Dinner is under request: Us$6 p/person Washer: Us$3 e/time Cable T.V. with English audio option is under request: Us$3 p/room p/night