Hotel Casona de la Isla
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... off with all our stuff in Coban when we stopped for lunch. He finally returned, about 45 minutes late, and apologised that he’d needed to get new brake pads fitted. They, in turn, started smoking horrendously half way down the road, and make it look like we were about to all blow up. Fun and games continued in Flores, when a random street tout decided to get on and sell us a tour that clearly no-one wanted. He then drove us round in circles for a bit, and then made ...
... the lake makes for a lovely vista. The trip we made to Tikal was well worth it. We had a guide, which was probably a good move, as it would be easy to get lost in the vast expanse that is Tikal Park (550 sq km). The pyramids and temples at Tikal poke up through the jungle canopy, and you walk through the jungle to view the various plazas, temples and pyramids - something you don't get to do with most of the other Mayan sites. Tikal is also far less touristy and busy. ...
... buttandoci in faccia un magnifico scorcio delle rovine di alcuni templi, sfuggiti in qualche modo alle fauci della natura nel corso dei secoli. Continuiamo a camminare fra i suoni della giungla, gettando un’occhio ai pappagalli che svolazzano sopra di noi, alle scimmie-ragno che saltano da un albero all’altro come acrobati circensi, alle scimmie urlatrici che ruggiscono in lontananza e ai coati, strani roditori che sembrano aver preso pieno possesso ...
... sacrifice people, how cocoa beans were used for money, and how there was only farm land when the Mayans were there and they had to walk 25 Kilometers to hunt. Tikal was very interesting and I learned a lot. I recommend Tikal.
Next we visited Yaxhá. Yaxhá is a not-so-famous ruin. When we first arrived to the park, we went on a boat to a ruin across a lake from Yaxhá ...
... the jungle (I.e we got lost) and finally found the lookout at the top of a tiny jungle clearing with stairs up to a platform which had a 360 degree view of Flores, the lake & you could see for miles. It was spectacular as was the sunset. We finished the day with a taco crawl as Guatemala food in this area is a mix of Mexican & American fast food. It had been a long day so we crawled into bed before an early journey to Coban ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Casona de la Isla Flores
This was a nice hotel. The rooms were comfortable. One of our ceiling fans did not work but the air conditioning unit made up for that. The location of the hotel is perfect, right by the river. The view was amazing. I did not particularly like the food in this hotel but I only had a burger and fries. That's not really enough to pass judgment. Overall, I had a great experience here and would definitely stay again.
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