Lanquin, Guatemala

Where to Stay

River

El Retiro Lodge

We had two recommendations for accommodation in Lanquin, Zephyr and El Retiro. We initially tried to get into Zephyer, but they did not have lots of space, so we headed over to El Retiro. Definitely a smart decision. While I am sure Zephyr is also great, we heard from others that it was difficult to sleep because the party just doesn't stop. At El Retiro it was nice and peaceful, but there is still a bar so if you want to make it a party you can. By far the two best things about this hostel is its location right on the river and the nightly dinner buffet. Probably some of the best quality (and quantity) food we have had, for between Q40 and 55. Cost for a dorm or loft was Q35 a night and we got a deal where if we stayed two nights we got the third free.