Hotel La Colonia

Km. 180.5 Carretera del Pacifico, San Sebastian, Retalhuleu, Guatemala | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Retalhuleu

Through the highlands to Quezaltenango

A travel blog entry by jim.coates


... had been set up in front of the Cathedral for a rock band raising money for their youth group. I bought a lovely blue huipio bag with woven decorations to strap on the back of the bike where Daniel’s bag used to be.

In uruguayan Spanish, the response to thank you (gracias) is 'it is nothing', 'you don't have to' (de nada, no tiene porque). But here after you thank someone they say 'don't be sad about it' (no tenga pena). ...

Santa Maria Hike

A travel blog entry by dan_and_lauren


... how difficult this was going to be given my lack of fitness and it was probably about as hard as I thought it was going to be, graded as one of the most difficult climbs to do in Xela. The ascent was going to take us between 3-5 hours and given that we’d reached the top at just after 9:15am, I think we did pretty bloody well, only stopping to catch our breath for a minute or so when necessary. The views ...


A travel blog entry by dan_and_lauren


... were human, a weasel fighting a plastic triceratops, a goat with 2 heads, a goat with 8 legs, a Siamese dog and some stuffed lions. However, by far the strangest exhibit was a creature dubbed the devil of the sea which looked like a cross between a devil, alien and some kind of shark. Someone had even coloured its horns and eyes red. The jury’s still out as to whether or not it was real but fascinating all the same.


Volcanoes and Classes

A travel blog entry by andycrandy


... The looming, perfectly conically shaped volcano, Santa Maria. Awake at 4:30am, we started the 3 hour hike up the volcano. It was extremely steep and I realized immediately that I am out of shape. But we made it to the top and it turned out to be an almost perfect day. The views were great. We had a panoramic view of at the many volcanoes that the Guatemalan landscape has to offer. The pictures don’t do it justice of course, but you get the ...

Two weeks in Xela

A travel blog entry by meltin4


... high up in the mountains in Western Guatemala. Years ago one of the top town people apparently had quite a liking for Roman architecture and so ordered the style to be replicated here. Consequently there are Roman style pillars all over the city.

When Lisa left me I found myself a new home in a big hostel owned by the Guatemalan family who lived there. Some of the reviews of the place were not at all good, but ...

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This hotel, located on Km. 180.5 Carretera del Pacifico, San Sebastian, Retalhuleu, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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