From our exquisite location nestled in the rainforest, next to the pristine waters of Lake Peten Itza, to our spacious, lakeside casitas (lodges) everything in our authentic eco reserve is designed to make your stay extraordinary.
Unwind in a place where hummingbirds dance across the sun-dappled foliage accompanied by a magical symphony of jungle sounds. Where you can have solitude, companionship, adventure and relaxation. Watch the sunrise over the jungle with a steaming mug of fresh Guatemalan coffee before heading off for a day of adventure on one our excellent tours. Discover the mystical world of ancient Mayan civilisation at the famous nearby sites of Tikal, Yaxha and El-mirador. While away blissful hours relaxing in a hammock under the soothing shade of the forest canopy, taking in the natural wonder of Nitun and just living in the moment. Take a restorative evening dip in the cool, clear waters of the lake as the sun sets before enjoying a sumptuous meal in our charming, traditionally-built restaurant.
The food at Nitun is remarkable. Locally sourced ingredients, freshly prepared to offer you an unforgettable culinary experience. Even the most seasoned foodie will leave feeling they’ve discovered something extraordinary.
Don't go to a hotel - come to Nitun Eco Lodge and have an experience.
Our intimate and secluded lodge comprises four spacious guest houses set around a central, two-storey main building which houses the kitchen, restaurant and communal social space. Built in the traditional Colojche style, the accommodation has been thoughtfully curated to offer you the perfect blend of privacy and harmony. Each lodge has a beautiful view of Lake Petén Itza and is tastefully furnished and decorated with top-quality, hand-crafted art, textiles and lamps to immerse you in traditional Guatemalan interior design.
Whether you're a seasoned archeology buff or just a curious traveller, no visit to the Petén region would be complete without experiencing the wonders gifted to us by the ancient Mayan civilisation. The ruins at such world-famous archaeological sites as Tikal, Yaxha and El-mirador are as awe-inspiring as they are humbling. Rising almost inexplicably through the dense jungle foliage that has kept their secrets hidden for centuries, the imposing ancient buildings tell of the genius and ingenuity of a mysterious and fascinating civilisation.
Nitun Private Reserve and Eco-Lodge is the product of years of hard work based on the unwavering belief that areas of extraordinary beauty and biodiversity can be protected, enjoyed and shared harmoniously. While deforestation to accommodate intensive modern agriculture is rife in Petén, Nitun has managed to create a private eco-reserve to preserve the areas natural treasures. Our aim has always been to protect our forests and wildlife, to conserve natural resources and to ensure the economic sustainability of our communities. At Nitun eco-tourism is a fundamental, not a buzz word.
We offer a wide range of tours and packages that can be tailored to fit your requirements. Our extensive local, cultural and historical knowledge of the area and sites ensures all our tours are vibrant, accessible and enjoyable.
We conduct many of the tours personally, but on occasions when we are not leading a tour, we employ only the finest, English speaking guides to assist you.
At Nitun Eco Reserve you can enjoy a wide variety of activities from adventurous to tranquil. Whether you choose to spend your days trekking through the jungle, visiting ancient Mayan ruins, doing yoga by the lake or admiring the spectacular variety of wildlife, we'll make sure you have the perfect stay.
The region is famous for bird watching due to the abundance of excellent birding locations and variety of bird species. Lake Petén Itza offers great recreational activities such as lake swimming or kayaking.
Nitun is renowned for it's warm, genuine and heartfelt hospitality. We are a committed team who is passionate about Nitun and love to share this with visitors.
The team is headed up by Guatemalan founder, owner, and manager, Lorena Castillo. She is supported by a fantastic team of staff members working hard to make your stay memorable.
Whenever we’re not personally operating tours and expeditions, we hire only the best freelance guides in the area and provide private transportation with English speaking drivers.