Takalik Maya Lodge

Top choice hotel in Parque Arqueológico Takalik Abaj

Set on the grounds of a working farm 2km past the entrance to Takalik Abaj (and on top of a large, unexcavated section of it), this is by far the most comfortable place to stay in the area. Accommodations options include the old farmhouse and a gorgeously atmospheric electricity-free house amid the trees (lanterns are provided – it's a lot cosier than it sounds).

Check the website for package deals including accommodations, meals and tours of the plantations. The indoor-outdoor restaurant (mains Q55 to Q100) is excellent, but bring bug spray.