Angelica and a turkey ('chumpe' in Maya). She prefers her chickens and goats - turkeys make too much noise :)Leatizia from Germany with Angelica, directora of Buenas Cosas
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Tropical Paradise Guesthouse: orchids/creek/jungle


3 Gäste

1 Schlafzimmer

2 Betten
GuatemalaPetenSan Benito
Tropical Paradise Guesthouse: orchids/creek/jungle


3 Gäste

1 Schlafzimmer

2 Betten


3 Gäste

1 Schlafzimmer

2 Betten

1 Erwachsener
0 Kinder
Alter: 2–12 J.
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Great place in a real Guatemalan community with hundreds of varieties of trees, plants and flowers - little creek runs through the middle of the property. Experienced, warm and inviting hosts (bilingual) on premises to prepare your meals, take you on guided tours - a real Guatemalan experience.

Die Unterkunft
Unterkunft für: 3
Badezimmer: 1 (Gemeinsames Badezimmer)
Schlafzimmer: 1
Betten: 2
Check-in: Flexibel
Check-out: 11:00
Haustierbesitzer: Hund(e), Katze(n) und andere(s) Haustier(e)
Art des Zimmers: Privatzimmer


Zusätzliche Personen: 10€ / Nacht nach dem ersten Gast
Reinigungsgebühr: 6€
Stornierung: Streng


Great place in a real Guatemalan community with hundreds of varieties of trees, plants and flowers - little creek runs through the middle of the property. Experienced, warm and inviting hosts (bilingual) on premises to prepare your meals, take you on guided tours - a real Guatemalan experience.

Bellos Horizantes is our nice little barrio that's only a 9 minute 15Q tuktuk ride from Flores. The property is a walled compound on ~half an acre. This is a private home and a base for volunteers coming to Buenas Cosas. Angelica is the founding member Buenas Cosas’ Directiva. The Directiva is the group of Guatemalan women who run Buenas Cosas and manage its programs and projects in Buenas Cosas’ 20 Partner Communities serving more than 5,000 Guatemalan families.

Inside the compound is our Volunteer Champa with hammocks, camping, pila. In two corners of the property are four separate participant ‘condos’. More than 80% of the compound’s square footage is devoted to Buenas Cosas, the remainder is for Angelica’s family.

There’s a small creek that runs through the middle of the compound. When it does rain, we can have huge quantities of water running right through the middle of the property, passing directly below two concrete bridges. The rest of the time, there’s a small babbling creek with three small waterfalls that fill the property with the magical sound of running water.

Many Maya live in our barrio – great people. There are ~300 families in our barrio (neighborhood), 10 people to each home with an average monthly household income $300 month. Most of the adults can’t read or write, most of the kids can. 95% of our barrio is charismatic/born-again/evangelical Christian – we’re not. Domestic animals roam freely through the streets of our barrio: pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, goats, horses, coketchas (chubby, black/white speckled, chicken-sized jungle grouse with a huge dinosaur-like bone fin on its head – cool bird).

Animals, Plants & Trees — oh my...
Cashew, almond, cinnamon, coconut, oranges, lemons, limes, papaya, mango, avocado, banana, pineapple, Mayan cherry and more. We have a couple varieties of sugar cane. We also have a nice little selection of flowers, vines, orchids, herbs and small collection of medicinal plants. Birds are everywhere: Hummingbirds, parrots, hawks, egrits, cranes, swallows and more fly over our spot at least once a day. We also have cutetes – very funny sub-species of tree iguana. They run on water and love to eat cherries…

Horseback Riding...
Many of our neighbors have horses and we work with them to provide riding opportunities for our guests. Explore the trails that start right outside our front door and help our neighbors earn a bit of extra cash.

Kids are Good...
Angelica’s kids live in the compound (8, 10, 16 and 19) and they have friends who come to visit. The kids like to play, sing, dance and have fun. In fact, all our Partner Communities are loaded with kids and Buenas Cosas is a Kid-Happy program. If you don’t want to be around kids, Buenas Cosas is probably not a good fit for you.

Smudging is a Good Thing...
We smudge the entire compound every week with fresh wild-crafted incense, copan and chili. Smudging helps maintain the happy energy and reduces the mosquitoes too – definitely a good thing.

Margarita, Piedad and el Chal...
Margarita, Angelica’s mother and also a member of Buenas Cosas Directiva, lives a couple blocks up the road. Margarita is a regular presence at Buenas Cosas Main Community Center – she helps with everything. She knows lots of jungle medicine and makes awesome empanadas, bollitos and tortillas. Margarita’s sister, Piedad is a curadura, hechizera and midwife. Piedad lives 30 minutes away in the small town of El Chal where she mixes her potions and consults with locals for their spiritual and physical needs. El Chal is home to Mayan ruins that sit in an old-growth Mayan forest. Further into the jungle is a cave that is supposed to be inhabited by a dragon – never seen it – Margarita and Piedad swear they’ve seen the dragon.

Internet is available and there is a very basic cooking area where you can prepare your own food, so long as you can start a fire. We do most of our cooking with wood :)

The whole family and our volunteers are here nearly all the time. Interact with us as much or as little as you like :)

Tuktuks run through our barrio all the time. There are also public buses and we have trusted friends with taxi's in our barrio who are happy to take you where you like, including Tikal :)

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We do not offer refunds. We can't. We're a nonprofit social development organization. If you need to cancel for whatever reason know that your donation will be used to support our social development programs here in Guatemala. We help the rural poor and the environment and we appreciate your support :)


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