About El Hotelito Perdido
El Hotelito Perdido is a small jungle hideaway. It is located in the middle of the rainforest on Río Lampara, a small river connected to Río Dulce.
Hotelito Perdido is located across the river from the Mineral Hot Springs, close to Waterfall Lampara, and a short journey from the Manatee Reserve. By boat we are a 45-minute ride from the town of Río Dulce, and a 30-minute trip through the magnificent Río Dulce Canyon to the funky Garifuna town of Livingston.
El Hotelito Perdito is built in typical jungle style complete with thatched roofs. Accommodation ranges from our five-bed "Jungle Loft" to cozy two story bungalows with private bathrooms. We offer drinks, and restaurant services (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), which includes our own homemade bread.
At Hotelito Perdido we rent kayaks, and wooden Cayucos, which makes travel to the various local sites a fun adventure. There is hammock house by the dock where one can relax after a refreshing swim in the river. The grounds include: pathways through beautiful tropical gardens with fruit trees, exotic birds, and flowers. There is communal house with a bar, lounge, and candlelit restaurant. We offer numerous games, and good books to enjoy while relaxing in the lounge. Near the communal house there is a barbecue area available for residents' enjoyment.
At Hotelito Perdido we strive to minimize our impact on the environment. The hotel employs ecological building practices: electricity is provided by solar panels; we grow our own organic fruits/vegetables, make organic compost for our gardens, purchase minimal packaged food for cooking, recycle plastic items, and reuse anything we can. In addition, we are consciously helping to reforest the jungle.
We are offering an opportunity to an enthusiastic volunteer, willing to engage in whatever needs to be done here at El Hotelito Perdido. All ages are welcome, the main requirements are: proficiency in Spanish and English, a commitment to stay at least two months, good personal presentation and politeness. Yoga instructors, Spanish teachers, and masseurs are especially welcome — personal income from these occupations is a possibility.