Hotel La Colonia

Km. 180.5 Carretera del Pacifico, San Sebastian, Retalhuleu, Guatemala | Hotel
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A travel blog entry by kenzie.j.hi


Assignment #8
Q: Safe stoves: You've spent two days working with women from AMA and building safe stoves for a local community. How has this impacted your understanding of gender and public health in Guatemala? How did you feel about volunteering, especially as a Western entering a less affluent community? Please note anything else that was meaningful for you.

We were told to let the woman of the house pick where she wanted to stove after all, she would be the one ...

Xela xela xela

A travel blog entry by whereshallwego

... we went to "Totonicapan" this small town resists any outside influence and so has remained deeply traditional. A intensly farmed town, set at the foot of many rolling hills. We were most definitly the only gringos in town and we drew quite some attention. The town really consists of a long main street and two plazas, one of which is fantasticly restored, the other currently under renovation. Having covered the main attractions fairly quickly we decided to ...

Spanish lessons + Lord of the rings journey

A travel blog entry by pablo_salma


... and sauna, maybe we should have based our expectations a little more on how basic the previous nights accommodation was. The fancy accommodation was probably the fact that the three of us had a bed in an otherwise empty hut. And the sauna was a clay hut with a little fire in it. Once we saw the sauna we just didn’t mention it hoping that possibly it would just be forgotten and we wouldn’t have to go in it. But sure enough just before dinner as the ...

Santa Maria Hike

A travel blog entry by dan_and_lauren


... rocky, you had to use a lot of energy to slow yourself down and prevent yourself from falling over. Plus the impact of jumping down from rock to rock sometimes up to a metre at a time took its toll on our leg muscles. I fell over once and Lauren fell over about 3 times. Despite the hard work involved, it was incredible and a must if you’re visiting Xela.

We had a shower at the hostel and grabbed ...

Volcanoes and Classes

A travel blog entry by andycrandy


... Guatemala with only a few problems.

What I thought was a smart idea, I decided to change my pesos into Guatemalan Quetzales before leaving Mexico. I got a better rate than I would have after crossing the border and left myself with just enough pesos for the bus to the border. Turns out if you cross out of Mexico on foot, you have to pay an exit fee. Well without pesos and a pocket full of Quetzales I had to change my money back to pesos in order ...

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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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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding