Here are a few things you should bring with you to make life easier.
- Walking Shoes
2) Our restaurant is very well known for its delicious, home made meals. Breakfast and lunch are served from 8am-3pm (they range from 20-50Q depending on what is ordered) and dinner is served between 7-7:30 pm each night (65Q per person). We have a full bar with happy hour each night plus plenty of non alcoholic options.
We do not offer kitchen facilities to guests nor do we lend out dishes or other supplies. We ask that guests who do bring their own snacks or drinks, consume them in their rooms or away from the restaurant area. Please note that Earth Lodge is not a budget hostel. Expect to spend around Q200 ($27 US) per person per day for the cheapest accommodation and 3 meals without drinks.
3) We are located in a small village called Aldea El Hato about 20 minutes by car outside of Antigua (7km). We have a driver that brings guests up and down for a cost. We ask that guests do not walk from Antigua as there have been several robberies reported along the road about 1km outside Antigua. If guests have their own car, they are welcome to drive, we can provide driving directions. Guests must arrive before 9pm to check in and we ask that those guests driving for the first time arrive before it is dark. The road through the village is narrow and can be precarious for first time drivers. Please note that the parking is on public property and is not gated or secured.
4) We are a small hotel. We only can sleep about 28-30 people if every bed is full, so please make sure to book at least a week in advance especially if wanting to stay during the weekend. Our rooms are comfortable and rustic, bedding is provided and a couple rooms have private bathrooms. All rooms have access to hot showers.
5) Come on up just for the day. If you don't have time to stay at Earth Lodge, you are more than welcome to visit during the day. We can organize transportation to and from Antigua, and day trippers can enjoy a meal, hike around or just relax in a hammock. There is nothing quite like Earth Lodge so close to Antigua, and it is worth the trip even for a few hours. We oftentimes have live music and BBQ's on Sundays so check our website for upcoming events.