Hotel Casona del Lago
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What an adventure! We left our hotel at 6am and got on a little mini van to cross the border into Guatemala. We stop for breakfast at some little restaurant in the middle of nowhere. We then pick some other people up and no-one really understood what was going on. The driver then stops and picks some guy up and tells us this man will …
We had a lovely day today which started when we got up at 4am this morning to get to Tikal by 6. The reason for this was twofold, it is extremely hot here and we would have had a hard time if we went later and we wanted to get there before the crowds.
Unfortunately Margery overslept and when Sam went to call her she rushed so that she …
We have today off to just rest, and boy do we need it!
We had to get up at 3 this morning to get to the airport in time to fly to Flores so we have just chilled the whole day so far. We went across the lake to see the island, but really not much to see. Pam, Reina and I popped into a pub called Cool Beans for a marguietta but it was …
... of the highest temples to watch the sunrise. It was quite misty so we didn't exactly get the stunning sunrise we were after but the rest of the tour around this vast old complex more than made up for that. Tikal has been gradually reclaimed from the jungle by archaeologists and it really is a sight to behold. I'm not sure the pictures do it justice but, to be honest, having seen the pyramids of Giza, I think Tikal jumps ...
... the turkey.We arrived in the parking area and couldn't really see much except jungle and concession huts. I guess I had expected to see this huge Mayan city right in the parking lot. Was this going to be one of those over priced parks that really doesn't live up to the hype? Absolutely not!! We told our driver we would be anywhere from 2-4 hours as we had no idea what to expect. We walked into the jungle entrance for about 10 minutes ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Casona del Lago Flores
Our first accomodation fell through and we ended up driving around and found this beautiful little hotel right on the lake in Flores. Clean, pretty with a stunning view - what else could you want? It was under $50 Aus per night and the staff were lovely and very helpful.
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