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Antigua, Guatemala
Reviewed 24 April 2012

SLEEP What a gem this place is! I read some reviews that complained about the noise, so i was a little concerned, but i had arranged to take Spanish Lessons, so i stayed here to see for myself. I slept great! People spend big bucks on soundscape machines to enjoy the serenade of crickets & frogs & other wildlife that...

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Cali, Colombia
Reviewed 7 April 2012

Awesome place, located between the wildness and the lake, surrounded by water. You can find quietness on bungalows but if you want some action you can find bungee jump, jet sky, trips to other places and many other activities. The bungalows are clean and comfortable, the service is excellent, every employee is so committed with giving you a wonderful attention....

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London
Reviewed 14 March 2012

We spent a wonderful few days at Casa Pitaya, and loved its rustic design and numerous decking areas. The birdlife and wildlife were amazing, you could just sit gazing from the deck for hours. The restaurant served wonderful food, especially the fish dishes, and the staff were all extremely friendly and helpful. Every time you need to buy something or...

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East Anglia
Reviewed 2 March 2012

This wasn’t quite what we had expected¸ but we had a great stay nonetheless. We had a two-room bungalow on the boat dock, which gave us (two) plenty of room to spread out; and all with the Rio lapping underneath. All a bit basic, and not entirely spotless, perhaps, but perfectly adequate, with electric geyser hot water. As so many...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 February 2012

We are a family of 5 and by chance had a brief stay at Isla Xalaja in January. What a revelation! Bungalows and houses built up on stilts set on a very small island on Rio Dulce just 1 min boat ride from the wharf of Rio Dulce town. An amazing pleasant place to stay....watching the activity along the river...

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San Ignacio, Belize
Reviewed 13 December 2011

After 3 months of filming Guatemala tourism, we can state quite clearly, that Isla Xalaja possesses all of the attributes necessary to satisfy any guest. At Isla Xalaja you will find: quiet, serene, river bungalows with a romantic/rustic decor in a pristine jungle setting (with no mosquitos)...The menu reflects one owners "southern roots", while offering a variety of fresh seafoods...

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Pensacola, Florida
Reviewed 1 August 2011

We stayed in Isla Xalaja, the personnel is wanderful, the place make you feel like you are in paradise......with the beautiful bungalows and the houses.....we stayed in a house and is incredible the decoration and the confort with the porches with hammacks....the resturant is not just so beautiful but the food, caribbian, guatemalan and the music is just to die...

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Chur, Switzerland
Reviewed 20 July 2011

we (27&30) stayed for 2 weeks at this beautiful place at casa pittaya. we had one week of spanish course and it was really amasing what illeana the spanish teacher tought us in this short time! she does really an incredeable job! (speaks also very good english) it is a very relaxing place, great service, familiar atmosphere, absolutly excellent food......

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yacht traveling south
Reviewed 19 July 2011

We are boaters and stayed at isla Xalaja while our boat was hauled out in a boatyard. We were there two weeks so were able to get a real sense of the place. We absolutely loved it. the house is very private. The jungle setting is wonderful for bird watching.. The facilities are beautiful. The staff is friendly and helpful....

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islaxalajaIzabal, Propietario at Isla Xalaja, responded to this review

Thank you so much my friends we enjoyed your company and we hope to see you again, good luck

Kemah
Reviewed 5 April 2011

I stayed at Xalaja back in December 2010 in the Tamarindo house. Very nice... had air cond but I didnt even need it... the weather was great. I like the place so much I brought my boat here from the US and docked it. If I have friends or family visit I can have them stay in one of the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Boutique hotel, marina and Spanish school on an exotic island setting on the Caribbean coast of Guatemala where the Rio Dulce joins the Rio Rosul. Accommodations are in private villas or bungalows and are all waterfront. Restaurant on site with delicious seafood specialties. Boat transportation along the Rio Dulce is available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Isla Xalaja

Address: Isla Xalaja, Rio Dulce 18000, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Izabal Department > Rio Dulce
Price Range: $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“we prefer the "Pitaya" river bungalow”
 of 5 bubbles RoseannaO, 13 Dec 2011 | Read review
“the bungalows are very charm”
 of 5 bubbles CHIQUI-LEO, 1 Aug 2011 | Read review
“Casa Tamarindo has air conditioning”
 of 5 bubbles palenqueno, 19 Jul 2011 | Read review
“Upstairs in Pitaya or Tamarindo is best!”
 of 5 bubbles TexasRuss, 5 Apr 2011 | Read review
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