Finding the best family accommodation in Flores, Guatemala doesn’t have to be hard. Here I’ve taken out the guess-work and reviewed 4 great family friendly hotels across several budgets. Gateway to the world-famous Tikal world heritage site, Flores is only 45km from Tikal but feels a world away. Connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway across lake Peten Itza it is also a gateway to entering Belize in the North East.
Top Picks for Family Accommodation in Flores
The island of Flores has a varied range of accommodation, ranging from top end all the way down to the cheap hostels so commonly found across Central America. Regardless of your budget you’ll find something to suit both your budget and standards.
Hotel Casona de La Isla
This 26 room hotel offers great value. With a variety of rooms to choose from this is great for families with younger children, as children under 12 stay free. Some of the on-site facilities include an outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, WiFi in all areas, bar and restaurant. Breakfast is included and is excellent. If staying with older teenage children you may need two rooms. Rooms start at $50 per night.
Hotel Isla de Flores
Set in a traditional old building this hotel offers a terrace pool, WiFi in all areas and Air conditioning. During the hotter months this is definitely worth paying for. The bathroom includes complimentary toiletries. A bar and restaurant is on site although breakfast is an extra $5 per person. Rooms range from between $70 to $98.
Hotel Mirador del Lago
This budget hostel offers 4 bed mixed dorms. For a family of 4 this would be perfect and at only $7 per person cater to even the strictest of budgets. Twin rooms are also available at $20 per room making taking 2 rooms still cheap and come with private bathrooms. Shared bathrooms as you’d expect for the dorms. The hostel has its own bar and restaurant and some rooms have lake view. Wifi is available in all areas. We stayed here on our trip to Flores and enjoyed the several days we spent here.
Hotel Santa Barbara Tikal
For something a little different that doesn’t break the bank this hotel fits the bill. Located on its own island just off Flores. The bungalows all have air conditioning, WiFi, fridges and a TV. There is also a small archaeological museum on site. Boat transfers take 5 minutes across to Flores island. There is an onsite bar and restaurant and an excellent breakfast included. 1 child stays free under 12 years using existing bedding. At $110 for a double up to $140 for a quad it is great value depending on the age of your kids.
Its worth noting that none of the hotels include either the 12% Vat or 10% city tax. This is common place when booking in Flores and I’ve found no hotels that allow you to pay all of it together.