Friendly modern, mid-range hotel on the banks of Rio Bení with well furnished rooms and a lovely pool.
Hotel Maya is a 10min walk from the pretty main plaza in Rurrenabaque, an agreeable little port on the Rio Bení, tributary of the Amazon. A modern hotel, it has a lovely situation on the river bank, with a well-kept garden featuring mango trees, hammocks, a small, well maintained pool with loungers and a shaded terrace with complimentary coffee machine.
The 20 rooms (mostly doubles and twins) are distributed over two floors, of a similar size (large) and décor. In 2015-16, they are all being refurnished with cable TV, minibar, air conditioning, ventilator fan. Towels for the pool are provided. Complimentary Wi-fi is available. Little English is spoken but the staff are friendly and helpful.
What our clients say
For both of us though the highlight of our trip was the journey through Bolivia, the crossing of Lake Titicaca and the visit to the Sun Island and then the 3 days we spent driving down to the Chilean border with the guide Juan Carlos and driver Rene was simply the best, it reminded us of journeys we made back in the late 60’s through Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran.RA, Croydon
Highlight: “Seeing the physical geography of Bolivia and visits especially the silver mine and the mint.”KS
Bolivia is very spectacular in terms of scenery but both food and hotels leave something to be desired. Not a problem for us but some might find it below expectations.MW
Most memorable experience: “So many...Bolivia was outstanding and we are grateful to our JLA travel consultant for her description of this trip.”BR, Hornsey
Best aspect was that the constant variety of wonderful experiences and sights and - due to excellent guides - information on history and local culture.CR, Aylesbury
Highlight: Oh PLEASE !?? How can we do that. I think the early Hito Cajon border of Bolivia to Sucre had to be the highlights - the Salar, etc. the views all the way, our guide must have got tired of us oohing and aaahing !RH, Carshalton
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