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El Cortijo del Lago

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This quiet retreat gave me fond memories of summer camp. Tucked away in a corner of the lake away from traffic and tourists, it is a great place to relax and enjoy this beautiful mountain lake. Located right on the water one can make use of a canoe or rowboat to see the magnificent waterfowl that inhabit the marshy shores....

Thank rrmcentroamerica
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

After two beautiful days here it seemed like a great hotel, friendly staff and especially the son and his bird Victoria. Until the day we left and had to pay the bill. 19% charge on top of the total bill? For what I still have no clue, some stupid explanation about Honduran tax or something & it would've been nice...

2Thank erykah36
lakeyojoa, Public Relations Manager at El Cortijo del Lago, responded to this review

We are sorry for your unfortunate departure from our hotel. The 19% percent tax is a Honduran government tax on food and lodging; beer is not even on the menu and is lp.35 as the owner explained; the canoes are rented at 100 lps per person for as long as you want. Perhaps the owner wasn't understood when he explained...

Vitznau, Switzerland
Reviewed 8 December 2015

First of all: when you are traveling with the bus, and you need a place to sleep and get on the next day, then you can get off the bus at Guama, because the hotel is very close to that. We were a group of 4 people and filled up the dormroom, I didnt saw the other rooms from inside,...

1Thank Luca M
lakeyojoa, Manager at El Cortijo del Lago, responded to this review
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Luca, gracias. Te esperamos de nuevo.

Flesherton, Canada
Reviewed 19 March 2015

We stayed at El cortijo for a week.The room was large with a very comfortable bed.The staff were fantastic.Being a vegetarian was no problem,they made me something different every day. The birding right on the property was great.John the owner is very friendly and very accommodating.Clean room good price.Right on the lake with canoes and a wonderful garden.We'll stay there...

1Thank David T
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2014

A great location with a big plot, seemingly isolated on the shores of the Lake. There are many terraces and hammocks to relax in peace and take in the views. Some are enclosed within insect sheets which is ideal. The staff are very friendly. Menu is simple (But has good veggie options) and rooms are simple too. The dorms seem...

2Thank jgp1991
kansas city
Reviewed 7 August 2014

The people at this resort are very kind and giving. We were a group of aprox. 20 people and they worked very hard to make our stay a great one. The owners were able to share with us the History of Honduras and the Honduran people of the last 20 years. It was great just to sit and listen each...

1Thank volleyit
Worcester MA
Reviewed 22 July 2014

This is definitely a gem of a place. For the price it just can't be beat. The hotel/hostel sits right on the lake. I arrived and was greeted by the sons of the owners. I was shown the cabin that has the best view of Lago De Yajoa. It only cost about 9 dollars a night. I had the place...

1Thank kentmoney1
Chichester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2014

this is not a posh hotel, and it is quite basic, but.... the view of the lake and mountains at the back is fantasic. it is really quiet so is good for bird watching, The welcome is friendly and the lads running the place are lovely. The food is really good, we ate here both nights we stayed. It is...

Thank dorothy m
Marta M, Owner at El Cortijo del Lago, responded to this review

Thank you "so quiet" for your comment about our lads, we are very proud of them. See a new photo of them just uploaded. We work very hard to provide our guests a place to enjoy lake Yojoa, watch birds, view local sites and just get away from madding crowds. Come back again!

Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazan, Honduras
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Our stay at El Cortijo del Lago was wonderful. I went with a group of college students and we all loved it. The rooms are simple but very clean and comfortable. The big screened porch is the perfect place to relax and view the lake anytime of day--and can fit a large crowd. The food was delicious and the grounds...

Thank JoAnn-from-Teguc
Bend, Oregon
Reviewed 18 March 2013

So heart warmed by our stay at El Cortijo. The hosts John and Marta and the boys they have working with them are amazing and we felt so relaxed and comfortable. The birding on the property was mind blowing and I fell in love with a motmot. As for the casual dining area, I recommend the pescado al ajillo -...

Thank Janet N
Marta M, Owner at El Cortijo del Lago, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, we continue to think about you and look forward to your return. The boys say hello! And we now have some great new crafts for sale. Our broken hearted Motmot is waiting.

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast Available

Additional Information about El Cortijo del Lago

Address: Carretera a Pena Blanca, Km 2 desde La Guama | Lake Yojoa, Cortes, La Guama, Honduras
Region: Honduras > Cortes Department > La Guama
Price Range: $39 - $52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“We enjoyed the octagonal brick cabana - surrounded by birds and wildlife.”
rrmcentroamerica, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Backpacker? Take the dormroom”
lucamD6881CW, 8 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The private cabin was great. The so-called dorm rooms were actually private rooms; they each had 4 single-person beds and a bathroom. Mattresses were kind of hard. We enjoyed the screened porch outside the dorm rooms with the lake view, hammocks, and shelves of used books.”
j123k, 25 Mar 2012 | Read review
“If in a group, the dorms are perfect.”
  • My dorm room
  • View from the porch
  • Screened in porch for the dorms
AllieM453, 13 Mar 2012 | Read review
“The rooms with veranda looked ok but the only view was from the veranda itself (which was nice). We stayed in the large room and had huge windows overlooking the lake. Worth the few extra dollars in our opinion. The room(s) in the octagonal building do not have views at all, although the room looked a bit newer.”
DLJ2, 19 Feb 2012 | Read review
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