Location: Tikal | Guatemala

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

This boutique hotel sits on the shore of Lake Petén Itzá, in the heart of the Guatemalan forest, and is steeped in Mayan history and culture. Explore ancient ruins and tropical jungles, swim and snorkel in the crystal clear waters and relax by the waterfront while taking in the panoramic views. Romantic and secluded, the best way to arrive is by boat across the lake.
Perfect forHoneymooners, culture vultures and nature lovers.
In the know‘Bolontiku’ comes from the name the ancient Mayans gave to a group of gods who offered advice and guidance, and there is a temple of the same name in Tikal.

Recommended for...

  • Boutique Hotel
  • Cultural Immersion
  • History & Heritage
  • Setting & Views

Hotel Overview


Beside Lake Petén Itzá, near San Andrés, Guatemala.

Rooms at Bolontiku

The 15 suites are inspired by traditional Mayan architecture and are said to be watched over by nahuales- according to Mayan legend, nahuales are animals and elements that protect us throughout our lives. Wake up to stunning views over the lake and the colourful gardens, which are full of exotic flowers, relax in the Jacuzzi and enjoy the spectacular sunrises and sunsets from your private deck.

Food and facilities

The restaurant's menu has gourmet dishes inspired by both traditional Mayan fare and international cuisine, using fruit and vegetables grown in the gardens. Take a cooking class with the chef so you can recreate your menu back home, while there are also wine tastings on offer. The Bistro Bar & Lounge on the waterfront is a perfect spot for an evening cocktail, or head out on to the middle of the lake and enjoy some jazz (and more wine) as the sun sets.

Activities at Bolontiku

Take a dip in the inviting pool and indulge in the spa, which utilises ancient Mayan traditions and techniques. Further afield, Petén is full of natural and cultural riches. Explore the ruins of fascinating Mayan cities such as Tikal and El Mirador, visit Petencito zoo, where you’ll find crocodiles, spider monkeys and macaws, go swimming and snorkelling or try paddle-boarding. The concierge can tailor-make tours for you- a perfect way of making the most of your holiday.

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