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Hotel Las Cumbres, Eco-Saunas y Gastronomía

Type of destination:

  • Farm / ranch / rural

Type of accommodation:

  • Hotel / inn
  • Resort


Rates: (in US dollars)

$51 – $75
See details about rates below.


Target Market:

High-end

Description

This attractive hotel was built on an underground geothermal system in the municipality of Zunil, home to Guatemala's major hot springs. We use that system for our saunas, which together with the sulfur hot springs, provide a medicinal tourism destination that is complemented by an architectural design that is both functional and traditional, incorporating details typical for the region. The result is a pleasant ambiance perfect for relaxing and enjoying views of the surrounding mountains.

Tourist attractions near our hotel:

  • The historic city of Quetzaltenango.
  • Chuikabal Lagoon.
  • Las Fuentes Georginas (hot springs).
  • Indigenous markets in the town of San Francisco el Alto.
  • Takalik Abaj archaeological site.

Rooms

Twelve rooms with natural steam sauna or private Jacuzzi with sulfur spring water, fireplace, and intercom.

Amenities

  • Breakfast included
  • Event space (conferences / parties)
  • Gym
  • Hot water
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Telephone
  • Television - Cable
  • Transportation
  • Wheelchair accessible

Other: Squash court; game room with pool table, chess, and more.

Activities

  • Eco / nature / wildlife
  • Guided tours
  • Visits to conservation projects
  • Volunteers accepted
  • Yoga / meditation

Making a Difference

Number of employees: 12

Percentage of local employees: 60%

Our internal regulations inform personnel and outside contractors not to become alarmed when they see wild animals on the grounds, since they aren’t invading our space, rather we have invaded theirs. We recognize that they are part of our area’s ecological biodiversity and that we must therefore protect them.

We work with the local community by providing funds for cultural and social activities and a place to sell their woven goods – the typical handicraft in our area, which is home to the Chiché Maya, who still weave their traditional clothing. We also help them sell their vegetables, which they grow year-round, and donate the use of our conference room for their trainings and meetings.

As part of our environmental program, Las Cumbres uses biodegradable products, separates garbage, and takes steps to save water and electricity. We neither consume threatened wild animals, nor do we participate in their trafficking. We do not hire minors and we oppose the sexual abuse and trafficking of minors and sexual tourism.

Rates

$51 – $75

These rates are valid year-round, with no variation for low and high seasons.

Getting There

Nearest international airport: Guatemala (GUA); Tapachula (TAP), in México

Nearest local/national airport: Quetzaltenango (AAZ); Retalhuleu (RER)

The hotel is accessible year-round, as we are located on the completely-paved, international highway to the Pacific coast.

Additional Information

Hotel Las Cumbres is a member of:

  • Red de Posadas Rurales, Guatemala & Central America.
  • "Ruta Colonial y de los Volcanes" tourism circuit, Central America.
  • Cámara de Turismo de Guatemala (CAMTUR).
  • Comisión de Turismo y Bienestar de AGEXPORT.

Additional Web sites

Date This Information Was Provided

November 2010.

Photos courtesy of Hotel Las Cumbres, Eco-Saunas y Gastronomía, Guatemala, for SustainableTrip.org.

Contact Information

Delfina Castillo de Pérez
Manager

Km 210,5 carretera al Pacífico
Zunil, Quetzaltenango
Guatemala

Tel: +502/5399-0029 ; +502/5304-2102
Fax: +502/7767-1746

www.lascumbres.com.gt

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