Friday, June 11, 2010

Hostales del IRTRA: High Quality Lodging and Guatemalan Hospitality

Just across the road from the two theme parks Xocomil and Xetulul that we just visited, are Hostales del IRTRA, a beautiful and functional complex that encompass a virtual leisure city with various lodges, restaurants, bars, swimming pools, spa, and a mini-golf course. There are four separate lodging concepts ranging in price for visitors with no IRTRA ID, from $40 a night in a standard room for up two adults and two children to $300 a night for a luxurious suite.
The first hotel built within this complex is Hostal San Martin with 192 rooms, which was inspired by the Colonial architecture and resembles the Spanish government buildings of Antigua Guatemala. It consists of four separated buildings with long covered passageways with arches, and a spacious central plaza featuring a large fountain in the middle.
Hostal Santa Cruz was inspired by the Mediterranean-style architecture and offers 151 rooms elegantly decorated and distributed in 10 buildings.
Hostal La Rancheria consists of individual rustic yet comfortable and elegant cabanas designed for large parties. Every one of the 48 cabanas has 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, dining/living room, and fully equipped kitchenette.
Hostal Palajunol, the newest and most spectacular, was inspired by the cultures inhabiting the world’s tropical rain forests and has become the favorite. The buildings housing a total of 212 rooms at Palajunoj are worth a look for their unique architecture, since each one of the five buildings in this complex represents a different culture.
Nakuru - Africa
Papeete - Polinesia
Mandalay - Thailand
 Kalimantan - Indonesia
Uaxactun - Maya
At Hostales del IRTRA, all the rooms are equipped with private bathroom, cable TV and telephone. Air Conditioning is available in most of the accommodations, with the exception of the initial 92 rooms located on the first floor in the San Martin buildings that  have ceiling fans.
This beautiful hotel complex also offers a variety of leisure facilities, three splendid restaurants inside its premises, bars and snack bars, beautiful gardens and of course, complimentary transportation to the Xocomil and Xetulul theme parks.
Definitely, even though today is only a wishful thinking, I am ready to start packing!


  1. Thank you Cesar for taking the time and visit this page. I wish you a happy journey through the beautiful Guatemala.


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