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$51 – $75
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Takalik Maya Lodge has 27 acres (11 hectares) of subtropical moist forest undergoing natural regeneration; 25 acres (10 hectares) have been declared the La Montaña Private Nature Reserve. The forest has a high diversity of flora and fauna, especially birds. The tourism center is located on what was the Mayan city of Takalik Abaj, which today is the Takalik Abaj Archeological National Park. The ninth terrace of the Park is located within the La Montaña Reserve.
At Takalik Maya Lodge, you will stay on an ancient coffee farm that has been remodeled and adapted to meet the requirements of today's tourists. Suites are also available within the La Montaña Reserve. You can go on the coffee tour and experience the traditions and customs of the local host community, combined with activities such as:
Some popular nearby destinations are Xocomil Aquatic Park, the Xetulul Irtra Theme Park, the Manchón Guamuchal Ramsar site, the city of Retalhuleu, and the city of Quetzaltenango.
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Number of employees: 32
Percentage of local employees: 98%
The old Montes Elíseos coffee farm converted from farming to tourism in order to benefit the 22 families that live and work on the farm. Tourism was introduced over a two-year period, during which all of the personnel were trained. Today, 29 employees are benefiting from the arrival of national and foreign tourists and are earning better salaries; complementary services for transport, handicrafts, and labor have also been initiated in the region.
We are part of the Community Tourism Network of Latin America.
In order to build the hotel, 25 acres (10 hectares) of forest had to be declared as a private natural reserve that is home to many of the region's species.
We promote tours to terrace number nine in Takalik Abaj Archeological National Park, which helps to conserve the park.
$51 – $75
The high season runs from November to April, and from July and August. The low season months are May, June, September and October. Nightly rates per person by season are:
Paseo del Café, Estancia:
Includes: lodging, taxes, and breakfast a la carte.
2 Day / 1 Night package:
Includes: 1 welcome cocktail, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast, 1 lunch a la carte, lodging, coffee tour, a tour of the La Montaña Private Natural Reserve with a local guide, round-trip transport to Takalik Abaj National Park on horseback or in cart, and entrance fee and tour of Takalik Abaj Archeological National Park with a specialist guide.
Included: lodging, taxes and breakfast a la carte.
2 Day / 1 Night package:
Includes: 1 welcome cocktail, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast, 1 lunch a la carte, lodging, coffee tour, tour of La Montaña Private Natural Reserve with a local guide, round-trip transport to Takalik Abaj National Park on horseback or in cart, and entrance fee and tour of Takalik Abaj Archeological National Park with a specialist guide.
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Nearest international airport: Guatemala City (GUA)
Nearest local/national airport: Retalhuleu (RER)
Travel time to nearest airport: 30 minutes
We are located three hours from the La Aurora International Airport in Guatemala City and only 30 minutes from the local airport in the city of Retalhuleu. Access to Takalik Maya Lodge is by a road that is passable year-round in any kind of vehicle. The road to the entrance of Takalik Abaj Archeological National Park is in perfect condition; after that, there are 1.25 miles (two kilometers) of cobblestones in good condition.
Export Excellence Award 2010, Services Division, by the Guatemalan Exporters Association (AGEXPORT).
Takalik Maya Lodge
Executive Director, Agropecuaria Ecológica S.A.
Km 190,5 Carretera al Pacífico
Frontera con México CA 2
Terraza 9 del Sitio Arqueológico Tak'alik Abaj, Retalhuleu
GREAT Green Deal
Date: August, 2010
Rainforest Alliance Verified™
Date: July, 2010
Environmental management: 47%
Sociocultural management: 45%
Business management: 63%
Overall performance: 52%