“El Hotelito Perdido is a place where you can forget about your worries and watch days pass by swinging in a hammock. To me that sounded like the perfect closure of my Guatemala adventure, so I headed to the Eastern part of the country towards the Caribbean coast and the mangroves of Rio Dulce.”
El Hotelito Perdido means the little hidden hotel in Spanish and the name says it all. Tucked away between the big green palmtrees and lush garden you’ll find this ecological hotel. Its tropical gardens and open environment are a sanctuary for humming birds, butterflies and many other species of wildlife. The friendly staff, beautiful little wooden dock with hammocks, yogaroom overlooking the river and extremely tasty communal dinner make this truely a little piece of heaven on earth.
A 25 minute boatride away from Livingston´s docks lies the spectacular little resort. Only few times a day, one of the boats pendeling between Rio Dulce town and the reaggeaton community Livingstone, make a stop here. And only upon request. So getting here is not that easy, but leaving is even harder, you would simply want to stay in paradise.
Reading a book, sun tanning, pilates, and mesmerizing about life. Everything about this place is very ‘tranquilo’. For the more adventurous, there are however loads of things to keep you occupied. The hostel is strategically located close to hotsprings, some great jungle treks and nature reserves. I would recommend renting one of the cayaks and peddling down the river Lampada. It is a 1,5 hour route one way and you’ll hear nothing but the heartbeat of the jungle around you (or in my case sometimes the snoring of Rasta, the owners dog who is mad about kayaking and joint me on the trip).
When you arrive back at the hotel, take some cold beers with you and go out on the water once more to the big river to watch the sunset.. absolutely stunning!