La Lancha

Location: Tikal | Guatemala

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

Francis Ford Coppola's secluded jungle retreat, La Lancha, is a stylish hideaway located on the unspoiled shores of Lake Peten Itza. Listen to howler monkeys at dawn, explore the ancient city of Tikal by day, and enjoy the spectacular hospitality of La Lancha by night.
Perfect forJungle explorers who don’t want to compromise on comfort despite their remote location. La Lancha is a sophisticated and classy jungle option.
In the knowLake View Casita Number 1 is where Francis himself likes to stay. Rooms can never be guaranteed but always worth putting in a request!

Recommended for...

  • Cultural Immersion
  • History & Heritage
  • Lodge
  • Setting & Views

Hotel Overview


Set in the rainforest on the shores of one of Guatemala’s most stunning lakes, Lake Petén Itzá, La Lancha is only 90 minutes drive away from the world famous Mayan ruins at Tikal.

Rooms at La Lancha

Decorated with Mayan art and Guatemalan and Balinese furniture the 10 casitas are large and bright, overlooking either the lake or rainforest. La Lancha's casitas share partitioned terraces with hammocks.

Food and Facilities

Take a plunge in the pool after a hard day’s sightseeing or enjoy a massage in the comfort of your casita. Enjoy your meals in the wonderful high ceiling thatched open air restaurant – delicious Guatemalan and Italian infused food accompanied by some of Coppola’s own delicious wine.

Activities at La Lancha

Visiting Tikal is a must but is not the only excursion available. The friendly and very helpful staff at La Lancha can organise fishing, lake trips, canopy tours, bird-watching, horse riding, kayaking and mountain biking. And find you're having difficulty communicating with the locals? Spanish classes can be arranged.

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