Fernando’s bungalows are awesome. Facebook is one way to reach him from the USA if you want to reserve one but that is Antonio no hablad Ingles. Fernando is at 502-3382-4096 Spanish and English. You can email him as well . Bungalosmartita at gmail.com We found this spot when we were staying at El Rancho down the street, which is now La Mar and different. We have not been there since the new owners.
Fernando was building, we were wandering the building site as it went up. He caught us out scoping his project, trespassing. You mean the big wall with the locked gate meant we were not supposed to enter? They have turned out beautiful.
We were at El Rancho stopped in for a drink, stayed five days that trip and returned many more. We saw the building going on and snuck around the fence. Fernando was camping on the beach in a tent while building. The project was just started. He told us he was building two bungalows, we brought beer and became fast friends. Next visit we were in the pool in the bungalows nest door to the ones pictured above. Fernando told us he had just purchased the lot next door and would be building two more. This is where we stayed in February 2021. Tony and I downstairs bedroom our kids, well they are dults (weird word adult, don’t call me that!) were in the upstairs bedroom.
This visit we saw his next project next door to this set of bungalows. We are going back for our anniversary in May and I can’t wait to see the progress! I’m hoping to buy the next lot over. We have driven all over Guatemala and not found “THE” spot but, we can always get different ground, change a house but how often can you pick your neighbor? I really look forward to Fernando as our next door neighbor. I’m glad he wasn’t too upset when he caught us snooping around his place all those years ago!
The bungalow has a kitchen living area with a big bedroom downstairs and another upstairs. The balcony is really nice in the evening and swimming here is good. If you look on a map of Guatemala you see a road running along the beach west of Puerto San Jose, further west is Sipacate and this is a bit further west yet. The town of La Gomera is not far off and has everything, if you are just looking for food or drinks they are very near as is an ATM or two. Funny to think we ended up here all those years ago exploring. I saw the road along the beach and Tony brought me to it. We hit the river at the end of the road and turned around. We stopped in at El Rancho for a drink and found they had two hotel rooms. There are pictures etc somewhere in this blog. I need to find out how to organize it.
Comfortable two bedroom townhome really. Only catch no hot water in the shower, When I build mine it will have the “suicide” shower heads. Which are pretty awesome. Unless you are dumb enough to stand wet in the shower and decide to mess with the electrical connections without flipping the breaker, they are totally safe.
I look forward to returning both for the beach and my great friend Fernando. I look forward to seeing him and his wife Norma. I really need to improve my Spanish!