The Hummingbird Hostel in Tzununa, was just as advertised: No stress, wicked vibes.. This was the first place I’d stayed outside of Xela since coming to Guatemala and I was not disappointed.
When I arrived at the dock in Tzununa several young boys rushed to greet the passengers and offer them rides on their tuk tuks, 3 wheeled motorized mini-taxis that operate in many of the small pueblos throughout Guatemala. It’s Q5 for a ride up the hill, but since the hostel was only a 5 minute walk and I didn’t have any heavy bags I declined.
Katy is the owner of the hostel, and a yoga instructor. She showed me to my room, one of four private double rooms (Q150). There’s also a 3 bed dorm (Q60). My room was clean and comfortable with a dreamcatcher hanging over the bed.
Not long after I got settled, an adorable black pup named Ruby came to greet me. She lives there with her two feline BFFs, Dave and Hazel.
As a socially and environmentally conscious traveller and vegetarian, I really appreciated the food. All the meals served here are locally sourced, vegetarian/vegan, and delicious! Much of the produce comes from Marcos, an indigenous farmer next door, the eggs come from free range chickens, the coffee is organic and sourced within 5 miles. And one of the best things was Katy’s fresh-baked bread…soooo good! I enjoyed it at breakfast (35Q) and diner (60Q).
After being in the city for a while this was an exceptional place to stay. A great, relaxing atmosphere, pleasant people, and of course a hot shower and wi-fi!