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San Diego State University

GOLD:  Guatemala Opportunities in Learning across Distances


  • Reservations will be made for all students at each of our hotels.
  • In Chichicastenango, our accommodations will be at the Santo Tomás. We have the option here of having both breakfast and dinner in the elegant hotel dining room. Should you take this option, the price of the meals will be included in the price of your hotel room. The Santo Tomás will be our home for six nights of our study tour.
  • At Panajachel, we will be staying at the Cacinque hotel. We will lodge at the Cacinque hotel for the ninth night of our study tour.
  • In Guatemala City, we will lodge at the Via Toscana Hostel. We will be at this hostel the first night of our stay in Guatemala.  At this hostel, the rooms have two beds to a room.
  • While in Antigua, we will be staying at the Aurora Inn. We will stay at the Aurora Inn the second and tenth nights of our study tour. The price of lodging at the Aurora Inn includes breakfasts
Exterior photo of lodging
Photo of Bedroom
Exterior view of lodging
Lodging with pool


  • We will eat all breakfasts, lunches, and dinners as a group at our hotels or at restaurants that we choose.
  • The costs of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are included in the price of the trip. Alcoholic beverages and in-between meal snacks are not included in the price of the trip.
  • Lunch will be prepared and served Monday – Thursday on the School site. On other days, participants will be free to patronize restaurants in the cities we visit for lunch. The cost of these meals is included in the cost of the trip.
  • Dinner meals will be available for purchase at the hotels in which we stay or at restaurants in the respective cities. Ask the program director for recommendations for lunch or dinner places.
exterior of accomodations
santo tomas poolside