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Las Guacamayas Biological Station

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Address: Avenida 15 de Marzo, Flores 17001, Guatemala
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This place is a gem!!! A natural reserve at the laguna del tigre, you'll find yourself as deep and isolated in the jungle as you can get without being lost! Nature is absolutely... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2016
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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

This place is a gem!!! A natural reserve at the laguna del tigre, you'll find yourself as deep and isolated in the jungle as you can get without being lost! Nature is absolutely overwhelming, from bugs to birds and monkeys. Rooms are very complete with hot water from sun heaters, so confort is very good. Mosquitos ARE an issue so... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 15 June 2015

Best wildlife viewing in Guatemala--from spider monkeys to iguanas, plus a great view of the San Pedro River, boat rides, fishing, super food, fun staff, and nature, nature, nature.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

This is an exquisite location and was formerly a biological research station. There are 3 categories of rooms. The most luxurious ones are very large and beautifully appointed with wonterful animal carvings and custom furniture. The meals are simple. The electricity is only on in the evening beginning at 5:000 pm. The station sits on a beautiful river. One can... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 February 2015

Laguna del tigre is a gem, a birders paradise and the river alive with wildlife. The guides are knowledgeable and the walks are fascinating (but don't forget the mosquito repellent!!) However sadly during out stay the lodge was undergo works and the noise was appalling for the duration of our trip. They said they had workers from Guatemala city in... More 

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Gowran, Ireland
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Reviewed 28 August 2014

I've been to Las Guacamayas on two separate occasions for two weeks each time, both in 2013 and 2014. As a research station, it's one of the most comfortable I've stayed at and without making a negative impact on the surrounding environment. The area itself is incredibly diverse with the possiblitlties to observe everything from Jaguars to Tapirs, Crocodiles to... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

As a wildlife biologist I have been working with Las Guacamayas Biological Station since 2012 and have spent many months over the last two years working in the forests around the station. The wildlife is plentiful and abundant, the staff are welcoming and the place is one of the most tranquil places I have ever been to. Watching sunset over... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

I was lucky enough to spend two weeks in June at the station. The place is amazing! I was on a herpetological expedition, the diversity and abundance of species we found was astounding! The Station is very well equipped and maintained in a breathtakingly beautiful setting. The staff are very friendly and helpful, i am proud to call them my... More 

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Reviewed 22 August 2014

With friendly staff, relaxing atmosphere and stunning sights Las Guacamayas is a must a place well worth visiting.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

I stayed at Las Guacamayas for two weeks as part of a volunteer project, and I was very happy with it. The food was lovely, the lodgings were simple but comfortable, and the people onsite are very friendly and enthusiastic (knowing some Spanish is useful) - but of course, the real appeal is the setting. Not only is it incredibly... More 

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Reviewed 20 August 2014

This is a great getaway. Very comfortable, great food, quiet, incredible birdwatching. A lot of nature, animals -if you have some luck- you can even see a Jaguar -or many-. In the middle of the jungle. Great riverfront.

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