On the shore of Izabál Lake, you can visit the hot springs and waterfall at Finca El Paraíso, and go canoeing down the Boquerón Canyon. This hotel is also a just short distance from El Castillo de San Felipe, a fort that the Spanish built in the 17th century. It was originally constructed to keep pirates away, and you can go inside to see its maze of interior rooms. Borrow the hotel’s mountain bikes, or take kayaks and paddle boats to explore the local river.
Rooms here are comfortable and immaculate, with pops of bright color. You can opt to book rooms that have free Wi-Fi and that overlook the river — make sure to mention in advance if that’s what you’d like. All rooms have air conditioning and plasma cable TV. There are mini refrigerators as well as minibars.
Book an apartment if you’re traveling with family or a group of friends. Mansion del Rio apartments come with small living rooms and kitchens.
The hotel’s Caribbean restaurant serves seafood specials. Order a tropical cocktail from the bar next to the pool. Mansion del Rio has conference rooms and offers catering for events with as many as 250 people.
There is a pool slide, as well as other fun pool features. On the grounds of the hotel, kids also have access to a lot of playground equipment, and grownups can visit the small gym. Head to the lounge area and help yourself to the hotel’s table games.