Posada Vetz K'aol

Lodge in Chajul

Standing in a patch of forest, the posada is a former stable, built in the local style with carved wood columns along an arcade. Most of the pine-paneled rooms have four or five bunk beds and there's one double with its own bathroom. A cozy sitting room has a large fireplace and coffee maker.

Located a 10-minute stroll from the center of Chajul, down a path off the road from Nebaj, it's owned by a local coffee growers' cooperative that offers half-day tours of the area with visits to beekeepers and a sacred hill where devotees perform ceremonies (Q50 per person). Host Eduardo can meet you in the village and accompany you to the lodge.