Finca Ixobel | Established Campground

Guatemala

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Last Visited: 4 months ago
GPS: 16.30435, -89.42150
Altitude: 0.0 masl
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Amenities

Electricity: Yes - At Sites
Wifi: Yes - Average
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: Yes
Showers: Warm
Water: Non-Potable
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes
Sanitation Dump Station: No

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During the pandemic, prices have gone up. Q50/person/night in a motorhome and Q30/night for electricity. Credit cards accepted. Restaurant and Wifi are 150m away. 3 concrete platforms for motorhomes, newly made, with power plugs. To fill your water tank you either have to use the little sink tap in the outhouse or use the tap close to the owner's house. Water seems clean enough for us to drink, the owner drinks it, also.

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what a great place to stay, clean, friendly and good restaurant. clean Toilets, warm showers

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Came here for a overnight stop to divide our drive and ended up staying three nights because of its beauty and tranquility and awesome climate. Camp or sleep in a 'treehouse' of this forest glade and enjoy the calmness.

Camping 40Q pp. Treehouses and rooms see attached picture.

2min walk from little lagoon to swim in (don't let the algae scare you off, they are much better than it looks).

Nice pila with roof to wash sishes and laundry.

Showers and toilets are cleaned daily. Showers are warm enough when turning the valve to a low flow.

Had the burritos at the restaurant and they were dissapointing (dry and 5mm thick tortilla). After that we did not want to try the burgers or any of the few other dishes offered. Not sure if they deserve the positive food posts on ioverlander.

You can connect your hose to the tap behind the toilets.
Power plugs to be found at toilets and underneath first 'treehouse'.

Bugs bit us only at dusk for an hour only.

Check out the water ram pumps (water pumps which use jist water flow and no electricity for pumping) 50m down river from the Non-swimming lagoon.

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Can only confirm what others have written, we had a great stay ! The one thing we liked best was the quiet, no noise whatsoever... We slept like babies surrounded by nature and under a sky full of stars. We bought fresh homemade bread from the restaurant. Seems they charge large rigs 25Q extra for electricity, not the case for us with our 4x4 with rooftop tent. We were able to plug in at one of the cabanas wit our extension cord.

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Very nice place, friendly staff. We had BBQ at a fireplace. Showers lukewarm, as described. The Restaurant was good. Quesadillas and Steaks were delicious.

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We spend the Christmas days at Finca Ixobel (5 nights).
Quiet place, very friendly staff, big property, lovely lake for swimminv, parrot, horses, dogs, cats and (!) terrible ants!!!!
The restaurant is ok, they serve burgers and sometimes buffet.
The wifi (only) at the restaurant was fine, the showers not realy hot.

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This place is super comfortable. The cabe hike is an absolute must, best cave hike we’ve done so far! You could bring some dry clothes and extra pair of shoes for the way back, we didn’t and were also fine, but when it’s not that sunny you could get a bit cold after the cave. Prepare to swim and bring a flashlight. Camping for 40Qpp and hike for 85Q pp (with 5 people)

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This place is amazing and will not disappoint. Watch for mud in the camping area in large vehicles when it rains though. Owner is from California. Place is clean and friendly and yummy. Very comfortable. Beautiful hotel in the middle of the jungle.

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An excellent place all round- very well looked after campsite and bathrooms very clean. Friendly and helpful staff. Good food.

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This place is amazing. The bathrooms and showers are super clean. The ground can be a bit soft with mud but it was fine for us. Peaceful, spacious, gorgeous. The hotel is all eco friendly with compost garden, solar powered everything, natural swimming pool-lake. Loved it-want to stay longer!

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Great place, as described. Very friendly staff.

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This is the second time we camped here. This place is so tranquil. The prices are the same as the last time we visited. 40Q per person and 25Q for electricity per day. This place is great.

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- Really nice place. 40Q pp for camping and 55Q for dorm. Other reasonable options available.
- Large camp ground with bathrooms, washing clothes area (sink), natural pool, walks, small playground.
- Buffett was good, they serve for you which is plenty of food. 65q option seems the most logical as the plates are on the small side so you can only have so much. The veggie quiche was super delicious and their salad dressings tasty too. Also chips and burger from the menu good value and tasty.
- the Cueva Del Río hike was awesome. It's about 18-20kms road trip but over 3/4s is flat before a small pass nearer the cave. It's the best cave experience we've ever had - super fun but be mindful of rain fall (as previously advised). You need good grip boots I'd say for the later part of the hike and some muddy areas, but definitely also trainers or something to wear in the cave. We all wore trainers/tennis shoes and just about survived but I'd have preferred to have used hiking boots and then trainers (to get wet) for the cave. You need to be pretty active for the cave and it's a good walk so definitely 6-8 hours depending on speed and time in the cave. Take a good lunch. We paid Q85pp as a group of 4 but 2 I believe would be Q120pp. Highly recommended.

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Very nice and clean campsite and restaurant. hot showers. Beautiful landscape and great hours riding tour (also for beginners). Very delicious food and fair prices for all. no need to bring food. very friendly staff. common area with hammocks, table tennis and good Wi-Fi. nice natural lake for swimming. we could relax so nicely that we stayed 6 nights instead of 2. watch out for the animals around - we even saw tucans. highly recommended! we will come back

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was a paradise for us too ! still 40qtz/person for camping.
home made diner buffet style served in the evening
65qtz/p servido (means you choose one of the 2 salad - vegetable and meat ) and 80qtz/p if you want everything (but it's clearly too much food)
the buffet is pricey but it is SO SO good
we stayed 5 days ; ate late breakfast/brunch in the van and then had the buffet and it was enough food for the day.
there are hikes to do around : the one that climbs the pyramid is not so enjoyable , hard to climb and full of ticks. the other one that goes to the mount Cerroz something is nice
highly recommended stop between Flores and Rio dulce

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40Q par personne pour une nuit en véhicule + 25Q pour l’électricité par jour. Douche, toilette et eau à votre disposition sur le spot de camping, c’est très pratique. Super jardin arboré et luxuriant, de l’ombre, des animaux sauvages, un lac pour se rafraîchir.
Un restaurant avec rapport qualité prix correct, toute sortes de boissons, des petits déjeuners, du vin etc...
Wifi disponible uniquement dans la zone du restaurant. Table de pingpong, bibliothèque, jeux pour enfants extérieurs. L’équipe est super sympa, vous pouvez payer en CB. Quelques voyageurs en véhicules ou en sac-à-dos qui dorment dans les cabanes. Certains y font même du volontariat plusieurs jours. Les chiens sont les bienvenus et sans supplément de prix.
Très bon endroit pour faire un break pendant votre road trip !

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A very nice Finca with a large grassy field. 2 minutes by walk, you can enjoy swimming in a little lake. They propose very nice horse riding at good price. For us, it was a little paradise.

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Lovely camping on the edge of the jungle, clean bathrooms, slow wifi at the lodge. Genuinely nice, helpful staff and owner. Good food. Fabulous stop enroute from Tikal to points further south.

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Stayed 3 nights, 40q pp per night, +25q for electricity. Camped right by the showers(warm only)and connected to tap for water. Restaurant really good, hiking trails, swimming hole, nice people. Opportunity to volunteer and help out. Great place! Highly recommended!

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Cute place. It was rainy so we opted to stay in a dorm at 55q each. Had the dorm to ourselves and parked right outside the window. One of the showers for the dorm was warm. There was a covered patio with a table outside where we cooked with our campstove. Better than dealing with camping in the mud.

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It is a nice and quiet place for the night. They have really goos facilities and you can swim in the laguna or walk up to a viewpoint. It is possible to make a fire. We paid 40 per person.

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Spent a night here on our way to Tikal. We paid 105Q for the two of us in our camper with electricity. Big grassy and muddy area for overlanders. We got stuck in the mud but they helped us out. They offer electricity but you need a long extension. Toilets were clean, a bit far from where we parked. We had dinner at the restaurant, and felt disappointed, food was ok but the portions were too small.

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Great sight offering lots of options, cabins small to meduim size, private bathroom or shared to camping (no kitchen). great fresh bread and cakes from their bakery, , good restaurant food, options for a buffet 85gqs to salad only buffet 45gqs, good selection also from the stand alone menu, including a 1lb pattie in a bun with chips... private swiming hole, walks and nearby caves (3). we stayed in a mid prices tree house, private double, 185gqs plus tax. clean, spacious the owner was happy for us to park our 2 bikes under the awnings.
Recommended.

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Very nice place. We paid 40 Q p.p. cool natural pool with turtels and fishes.

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This is an great stopping point between Belize border and Rio Dulce. We have been here 5 times, and enjoy it each time. Lots of things to see and do. Tours right from the facility. The food is excellent (though a little pricey for Guatemala). If you can make the Saturday evening buffet, it's worth it! Lots of food, two options, Q65, or Q80. Camp area was a little wet, after heavy rains. Used 4x4 to get to site, to keep from digging ruts.

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Great place. We loved it here. Wonderful campsite, nice restaurant, lots of things to do. Cold showers and good wifi at the restaurant

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Another great stay here at the farm. Enjoyed the Saturday Night

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$40 Q per adult for camping, no electricity($25Q extra). Kids under 10 are free. Third time here and very excited to be back for the Saturday night buffet!! Large portion $80Q, Medium $65Q.

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NO SPANISH SCHOOL! I'm a bit mad since the iOverlander review is clearly writen by them less then a year ago, and I looked it up on the Internet, found the website, and wrote them an email. The least they could have done was tell us it was no longer running. We'll we drove out here to learn this. The place is big, and pretty. We didn't stay since it's cold and raining, so a dip in the river or pools does not sound fun at the moment.

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Be careful with the river cave tour in rainy season.
Unfortunately, the owner or guide did not inform us in advance about the hiking conditions.
After a few days of rain the whole trek was trough deep and slippery mud. Partly the route leads over cow pastures, where the cow dung mixes with the mud (yummy)
The slower hikers in our group took more than 10 hours fot the advertised 6-7 hour trip.
The cave itself is beautiful but not worth battling through mud for hours.
(If its bad the first 20 minutes, it will not get better)

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We really loved the Finca. The food is great, swimming in the natural pond is refreshing and they offer different activies (horseriding, cave tours, etc). As a bonus they have very fast internet - it does not reach campsite - but sitting in the cafe is fine. Depending on where you camp you might need an extra long extension cord for electricity. 40Q pp. , Kids < 10 are free.

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THE place to stay in the el Peten area
nice campground, natural pool and nice people
wifi was slow

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nice finca, 80Q/2 people

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Every one passing through Peten Guatemala needs to know about this Place....in addition to excellent lodging, and dinning good for any budget there is also the opportunity to Learn Spanish at the Academia Ixobel Poptun Spanish School at Finca Ixobel. It is a truly Authentic Spanish Language Learning Environment...still untouched by tourist and guided by professionally trained one on one instructors, I can say it has been my best Spanish Language study experience to date.

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nice place to relax, huge grassy field with lots of trees and beautiful plants all over. restrooms rustical but clean, showers also, lukewarm. electric plug in at restrooms, so you can charge your devices. WiFi at finca lobby. wonderful place - highly recommended!! BUT: beware of ticks! they are everywhere!

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A huge camping area. Bathrooms are ok. You might find power there. Internet was ok in the morning, but useless in the afternoon. Friendly staff. Restaurant with bakery. Nice garden. They also offer tours.

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new prices since 2016: 40Q per person camping per night. Electricity still 25Q per night.

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It's a really nice place. The campground was quite wet and we got stuck, so check it out before moving in.
We recommend the food, specially the dinner buffet. Fresh cooked international food.

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35Q/person/night. It had been raining so we parked in front of the common area and camped there. At least the wifi reached our van and we didn't find it too slow. Dinner buffet was excellent. Not actually a buffet, you get one serving but it was plenty of food. Two options: one is 60Q and you get one of two salads, vegetables and entrees, the other option is 75Q and you get a helping of everything they have. I had servings of 5 different vegetables! I don't remember the last meal I had with so much veg, it was amazing. Both include fantastic homemade bread, juice, coffee and tea. Didn't use the showers. They have horseback riding and cave tours.

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Q$35/night/person to tent camp. Dog not a problem. Nice secluded place off the road. They are eager to try to get you to stay for awhile, take the guided tours and eat at the restaurant. The restaurant is mostly American food and expensive compared to what we have been used to paying at small comedores and street stands, Q$41 for a simple burger and fries. Overall nice place and the lady who seems to run the place speaks great English.

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Ok camping. Quiet but muddy. Restaurant is good for the price. No hot water

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What a delight. Camping surrounded by nature underneath the stars. The first time we did not cook ourselves but enjoyed the buffet, delicious and very well priced. Wanted to stay one night and we ended up staying four:)

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We stayed at this facility 2 times in February 2015. Excellent food in the restaurant. Lots of grassy areas for camping. Rooms also available. Bathroom tip: Use the ones behind the dorms. They are electric so the water is hot. Keep the pressure low and you will get steady hot water. Others onsite are heated by the sun, so cool in the morning. Coordinates here took us past the actual entrance, but signs mark the entrance well. Drinks are on your honor. A tab is kept during your stay for food and drinks. You can pay at the end with cash or credit card with 5% fee.

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Pouring rain and camping area too muddy so they let us stay park right in front of the restaurant. Wifi reached in our van, but very slow satellite. Yummy breakfast.

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Hotel with large campground. Clean bathrooms, 35Q per person. Power in the bathroom building, extra 25Q. Good for a stop between Tikal and Semuc Champey.

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When we got here, it had been raining for two weeks so the campground was a muddy mess, the manager let us park in the driveway in front of the hotel instead – PROS: beautiful campground/farm/hostel/hotel, electric (available with an extension cord where we were parked, if you park in the campground the only outlet is in the bathroom palapa), in-house bakery means amazing fresh bread daily, honor system food and drinks, hot showers, you can pay for everything (camping, food, drinks) at the end on a credit card (5% credit card fee) – CONS: free wifi only available in a corner of the common area and didn’t work most of the time, no where to wash dishes (there might be a sink in the campground area?), pretty limited lunch menu which if you stay for more than a couple of days you will get sick of (we ended up eating “out” a lot because there was no where to wash dishes except at the dorm bathroom), “all-you-can-eat” buffet dinner is actually portioned out for you (still a ton of food) and they served leftovers three nights in a row, should a “big group for a wedding” show up be prepared to be completely ignored by the owners – 35 GTQ/person/night to camp plus 10 GTQ for electric/night

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Good for a stopover

Price: $ 9.10

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Very nice camping in the countryside. Clean showers (lukewarm) & WC. Current only when toilet possible.
30QZ/Person. Current is 10QZ/night separately. Was super quiet, very nice facility with sympathetic Art has been a good experience here.

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Very nice facility, camping on meadow, quiet. Very clean bathroom facilities. WiFi. Quetzales 50 / night.

On the CA 13, after Poptun, well signposted

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This is a big finca/ranch just off the highway about half way from Tikal to Rio Dulce. The camping facilities are good, plenty of space, and they have a great restaurant. Most of their guests rent rooms or cabañas. Lots of activities and tours can be arranged from here.

Price: 100 quetzales

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Beautiful area for backpackers and campers. Friendly staff, many attractive tours to tourist destinations in Guatemala. Many options to camp. Clean bathrooms with lukewarm showers. Restaurant with reasonable prices. Slow free WIFI at the restaurant. Unfortunately, when we were there it was raining extensively for days, so the camping area was soaked and almost impassable for our car.

(25 Quetzal / person)

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