Hotel Mansion del Lago
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We got a collectivo from Antigua to San Pedro La Laguna which
took about 3 hours. The views coming
down the hillside were incredible, even if they were a bit steep and windy for
We were dropped off near the Pana dock and checked into
Hotel Mansion Del Lago where we had …
Having got my Spanish classes organised for next week I caught a chicken bus to San Pedro La Laguna which is a small village situated at the edge of Lake Atitlan. The lake is huge and is also apparently the deepest in Central America and is a really stunning landscape as you approach it on a great winding road down from the hills on the bus. San …
... giant bugs flying
around us. Had the best juice on the lake– orange, strawberry, banana and
avocado, Hinesh had drink envy from his el jugo de naranja (orange juice ha ha
More rain came in this afternoon so we
ended up having a café mocha for me and another funky hot chocolate for Hinesh
to pass the time (who knows how they make hot chocolate here but word to the
wise – order anything else on the el menu).
We also ...
... but we will see. Off to the home stay in the Mayan town of San Jaun, where we were spilt up and stay with some local families. The host father speaks about as much English as I speak Spanish so that makes things a little hard with communication. I haven't had to speak much Spanish since I've been in Guatemala, I guess I should have done a quick cram session before I did the home stay. We then did a bit of a tour of the town, learnt a bit about how The Planeterra ...
... lovely sight to behold. We both agree it was very much worth the three hour drive from Guatemala City. Also, we enjoyed taking a boat to nearby villages and swimming in the hot springs that flow into the lake!
Not enough can be said about the people at Panajachel! The cobble stone streets are lined with vendors all day and even into the night. There are many tourists in this area and you can see ...