We are located in the small village of El Hato, a twenty minute drive into the mountains from Antigua.
Don't have time to spend the night at Earth Lodge?? Come up just for the day, have lunch, hike around or just enjoy the view from the hammocks.
We advise you NOT TO WALK up from Antigua as there have been a few reported robberies along the road close to Cerro de La Cruz (near Antigua).
By Pick-up Truck/Van
Our driver will collect you in Antigua and bring you straight to Earth Lodge. The cost of the ride goes directly to the driver, not to Earth Lodge.
Our driver picks people up at Old Town Outfitters (corner of 5th Ave/6th Calle), Cafe No Se (1st Ave North) or Casa Amarilla/Yellow House Hostel (1a. Calle Poniente). This is the easiest way to get here and especially recommended for first time visitors. The driver charges 50 Q for one person, 30 Q each for 2 people, 25 Q each for 3 people, 20 Q each for 4 people and 15 Q each for 5 or more people. We always try to organize to get more people together on the same ride so it gets cheaper for everyone. The driver charges 60 Q and up at night from 6 pm- 10pm and 100 Q from 10pm-5am.. Contact us the day before to arrange the time and place. You can go to Old Town Outfitters to use a phone to call us (it's free!!) and to wait for your ride after you've already organized it.
The newly cobblestoned road through El Hato makes it easier than ever to drive or ride to Earth Lodge and there is space 300 meters up the hill from Earth Lodge to park your vehicle overnight (bicycles can be brought down the hill and kept at the lodge). If you have your own wheels, contact us for driving directions.
If you are driving and are a first time visitor, you must arrive before it is dark. The road can be narrow at points and if you don't know where you are going, it can be a bit precarious. Reception closes at 9pm and the lodge closes at 10pm, so you MUST arrive before 9pm to check in.
WE DO NOT RECOMMEND DRIVING UP HERE IF YOU HAVE A LARGE TRAILER OR CAMPER VAN/BUS, the road is too narrow for these types of vehicles and it is very very difficult to turn around.
By Chicken Bus
Not recommended for first time visitors or first time chicken bussers. The schedule is very erratic and you have to walk about 25 minutes to Earth Lodge from where you get dropped off in the village. If you have been here before and know how to walk from the center of town, contact us first for bus times. If you are a first time visitor, using our driver is the best way to get here.
Not recommended. Taxi drivers in Antigua will offer to bring you here but even if they know where we are (there are two villages in the area called El Hato), the price will be extortionate. They oftentimes won't even bring you all the way as the last part is a dirt road. Save time and money by using our driver.
From the Airport
Our shuttle driver will meet you at Guatemala City Airport (GUA) and bring you straight to Earth Lodge. The ride costs 40 US Dollars for 1-4 people and 10 Dollars per person for larger groups. To arrange an airport pick-up, we will need your flight information (airline, flight number, arrival time) and a few day's notice. Your flight must land in Guatemala City before 5pm, so you can arrive to Earth Lodge before dark (around 7pm). If your flight arrives later, we can still organize an airport shuttle for you to Antigua, our driver charges $35 for this and you can come up to Earth Lodge the day after you arrive.
Our driver can also take you from here to the airport which is particularly useful for early morning departures.
We don't arrange transportation from anywhere else, but Antigua is a major tourist hub easily reached from anywhere in Guatemala.