Hotel La Lancha is a beautiful lodge overlooking Lake Peten Itza. It is located a thirty-minute drive away from the Mayan site of Tikal and an hour’s drive from the Belizean border. The lodge offers secluded bungalows and are decorated with native art furnishings. Each bungalow features two rooms, queen-size beds, decks with hammocks and private bathrooms. The lake view bungalows also offer large marble tile bathrooms, antique Balinese and Guatemalan furniture and breathtaking views of the lake. There is also a restaurant specializing in regional dishes, bar, swimming pool and gift shop. Opened in 2004, the lodge is owned by movie director Francis Ford Coppola. His other hotels are Blancaneaux Lodge and Turtle Inn in Belize.

It is just a short walk to the lake where you can swim, canoe, kayak or fish. There are numerous trails for hikes to explore the local flora and fauna and for bird watching. From the main lodge, winding paths lead to secluded bungalows. There are six Rainforest bungalows nestled in the forest with a partial view of the lake and four Lake View Casitas with a large deck with hammocks and chairs that provide a comfortable setting for views of the lake and rainforest. Antique Balinese and Guatemala furniture through. Be prepared for visits from the friendly howler monkeys that come up to the edge of the decks.


3:00 PM


12:00 noon

Cancellation / Prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type.

Children and extra beds

All children are welcome paying rate of xtra person. There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.


Pets are not allowed.


  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Cable
  • Car hire
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Currency exchange
  • Desk
  • Free toiletries
  • Gardens
  • Hammocks
  • Laundry
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking
  • Private Bathroom
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tour Desk
  • TV
  • WiFi Internet


Outdoor Pool (all year), grounds, terrace, sun deck, canoeing, horseback riding, massage, hot tub, food & drink, bar, breakfast in the room, restaurant with dining menu and snack bar.


WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.


Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).



Tikal is among the world’s travel wonders and many are calling it one of the most spiritually powerful spots on earth. The monumental site with its towering pyramids looms out of the thick jungle canopy like stoic sentinels of ancient mysteries.

Tikal was once a wealthy metropolis of 100,000 inhabitants and the seat of power for the great Jaguar clan lords. Today, Tikal attracts archeologists from all around the globe and the wild-live surrounding the ruins makes it a naturalist’s dream. Because of its importance and magnificent combination of nature and archaeological remains, Tikal has been declared a Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. The ruins of Tikal include more than 3,000 structures extending over six square miles and including palaces, temples, ceremonial platforms, ball courts, terraces, plazas, avenues and steam baths. The ancient Maya began building Tikal around 600 B.C., and for the next 1500 years the area was an important religious, scientific, and political center.

The Tikal National Park is not only home to an ancient Mayan City. The area surrounding the park is a ancient jungle which provides habitat for a wide range of animals, including monkeys, white lipped peccary, brocket deer, coati-mundi, toucans, scarlet macaws, parrots, ocelots; even the seldom jaguar can occasionally be spotted. Along with many vegetation spices there is also an abundance of tropical flowers and all include nature’s soundtrack to travelers of the area in form of screeching howler monkey calls and squawking parrots.

The charming town of Flores, with its pastel-colored buildings, enjoys a scenic setting on Lake Peten Itza. It is located about half an hour from the entrance of the National Park and serves as a gateway to explore the immediate area.

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