Accommodations and Food
On the riverfront at the end of the main road,
Escudo Jaguar (tel. 001-502/5353-5637 or 001-502/5328-6967, www.escudojaguarhotel.com, US$20–60, camping US$7 pp) has comfortable pink thatch-roofed cabañas, ranging in size from one to three beds. All have ceiling fans, mosquito nets, and 24-hour electricity; smaller units have shared bathrooms, while larger ones have private bathrooms plus writing desks and private patios with hammocks.
Escudo Jaguar has long been Frontera Corozal’s preferred hotel, including for tour groups, and as a result is occasionally full. Note that the telephone is a Guatemalan number, although the hotel is in Mexico.
Nueva Alianza (tel. 502/5353-1395, www.ecoturlacandona.com, US$7 pp camping, US$110 pp shared cabins, US$20–60 private cabins) has somewhat simpler accommodations but a more atmospheric location (and generally fewer visitors). Options include camping, large dorm-style cabins, and private units set in a leafy grove.
Escudo Jaguar (tel. 502/5353-5637 or 502/5328-6967, www.escudojaguarhotel.com, 7 a.m.–8 p.m. daily, US$5–10) and Nueva Alianza (tel. 502/5353-1395, www.ecoturlacandona.com, 7 a.m.–8 p.m. daily, US$5–10) both have restaurants catering to tour groups, but open to all, serving decent regional fare in large palapa-covered dining areas.
Museo Comunitario Frontera Corozal (tel. 55/5329-0995, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. daily) has a small eatery serving simple but reliable meals, including a daily comida corrida (lunch special) that includes soup, main dish, and drink.
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