Calm, canopied campsite on Guatemalan mountainside at village edge.
DISCLAIMER: The cabin is minimum 10-minute walk uphill from the closest point for motorized vehicles.
DISCLAIMER: There is no electricity at El Jocotel. As of now, it is a place for people who want to enjoy the rustic simplicity and take in the environment around them. Charging electronics is possible in the village below.
Please note El Jocotel is for guests who appreciate a secluded, beautiful mountain location. It is a tough climb and a bit rugged. Please consider this carefully.
The tent is a new Vango Shelter Box camping tent. It is a round tent over 4 meters across, about 15 feet. There are two nice matresses lying on the tent floor fully outfitted with clean sheets and blankets and pillows. The outhouse, shared with cabin guests, may be highlight of the place. More than ever before, one can poo with a view. The state of the art, odor-free composting toilet is a pleasant one minute walk from the tent. Peeing anywhere is fine.
DISCLAIMER - The tent is a minimum 10-minute walk uphill from the closest point of motorized travel. The house is a 25-minute walk uphill
El Jocotel is a minimum 10-minute walk uphill from the furthest tuk-tuk point. You must walk uphill.
Guests will have access to the tent and a flattened porch space adjacent. You can also have your run of the property, which is almost completely covered in coffee trees, but also includes some other climable trees. The cabin has a kitchen, and kitchen sharing will deterined on a guest-by-guest basis. Groups are also welcome to rent out both the cabin and the tent. Please see our other listing.
Общение с гостями
Interaction with guests is minimal. A staff member may be on the property working on the land. Someone may come around to clean up the room for long term guests or sweep the porch. There are also some animals associated with the place including two dogs, a cat, and chickens. Guests are not responsible for animal care. I am available to answer questions and help with arrangements for travel, market runs for groceries, help carrying items up the hill and laundry. If I'm out of the area, I work with a friendly local family and they can be visited for assistance with most things.
I'm a 30-year-old expat who came to Guatemala to build a life I liked much more than the one I had in the states. Instead of working a job I hated for way too many hours, now I get up when the sun comes over the distant mountains beyond Lake Atitlan and hits me in the face and I get up, drink my own coffee, feed my animals, work in my gardens and food forests and bake bread in the village below. I also do some casual writing and photography and enjoy reading in my hammock.
I offer a room or tent on my mountain coffee farm. People take rooms because they like the tranquility, beauty and solitude of the location. I'm open to hanging out, taking hikes, talking about coffee and offering guidance to help make your Lake Atitlan stay as nice as possible. I'm available by phone or visit if I'm around and if I'm not around, one need only visit a local Mayan family that can help with most things.
I can help with arranging:
-travel within Guatemala and CA
-market trips for groceries