- La Lancha is a small (6 units), understated lodge built into a steep hillside on the north side of Lake Petén Itza. Now owned by Francis Ford Coppola, the property is a 45 minute drive around the lake from the airport near Flores, and about an hour from Tikal itself. The lodge enjoys a fantastic view looking south across Lake Petén Itza, and its thatched roofed buildings are surrounded by tropical forest brimming with life. You may be awaken by birds and howler monkeys in the morning (not to mention the occasional grunting gecko on the ceiling), and you'll enjoy breakfast on the dining terrace before setting out for the day's activities. Importantly, the staff at La Lancha is incredibly helpful and accommodating, aided by the lodge's small size and rustic chic feel. They are always ready to help organize a trip, take a canoe out on the lake, or offer up a bottle of Coppola wine. Dinners are full of fresh local cuisine with a touch of Western influence.
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