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“Great Place in the Jungle, if you like bugs”
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Hotel Finca Tatin
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Livingston
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Missoula, Montana
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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“Great Place in the Jungle, if you like bugs”
Reviewed 14 July 2008

I have stayed at Finca Tatin twice now. Once in April of 2006 and another time in July of 2008. I would recommend it for more adventurous types and people who enjoy spiders, mosquitos and other sorts of nasties. It's a great place to relax, sit in a hammock, read a book and spend some time swimming in the river. The cabanas and rooms are dark and abound with ants, spiders and mosquitos in the rainy season. In the dry season, that's less of an issue. The staff are friendly, if a little unorganized. I like staying at the Finca, but it's definitely not a place for someone who wants a little luxury. The mosquito nets aren't long enough to do much good and the pillows are old, lumpy and musty. The rooms are a little overpriced for the money spent.

  • Liked — Location in the jungle
  • Disliked — Spiders in my bed, low quality of accomodations
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 May 2008

We sailed on Las Sirenas to Finca Tatin on teh 7th day of our trip. We started at Punta Manibque, sailed across the bay back to Livingston, cleared customs, and sailed into El Golfete. We sailed up river to a compound called Fince Tatin, a cooperative with a very nice shop filled with local handicrafts. We walked around the grounds and found it to be a lovely stop after 7 days out in the ocean. It is only accessible by boat.

We then sailed to Casa Guatemala late that afternoon to see the facility. They do not accept visitors but we were lucky enough to meet the director whom I corresponded with earlier and she gave us a tour. It’s an amazing place filled with neat projects and the kids seemed very happy. Laughter filled the area and we left with a very good feeling.

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Property: Hotel Finca Tatin
Address: Rio Tatin, Barra de Lampara | Puerto Barrios, Livingston, Rio Dulce 18002, Guatemala
Region: Guatemala > Izabal Department > Rio Dulce > Livingston
Bar / Lounge Beach Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Livingston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Finca Tatin is a hotel in the jungle, unique for it`s surroundings, and the simple and friendly atmosphere within.Owned by argentinian-italian globber trotter Carlos Simonini.Our place is special because we live in harmony with Nature; respect and protect the biodiversity while we work and live in the Rain Forest.How do we respect nature?If you look for a simple, relaxed time, good food, excellent company, wonderful places to explore, “FINCA TATIN IS YOUR DESTINATION”!Where is the Finca Tatin?Finca Tatin is on the Rio Tatin, a branch of the Rio Dulce. We are 20minutos boat from Livingston, the Caribbean Garifuna people, and 45 minutes by boat from Fronteras (Rio Dulce) .. ... more   less 
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