Hotel Maria Elena
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Maria Elena San Pedro La Laguna
The WIFII didn't work, but the rest is really nice!
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... hills – there were rows of farmland (like veggie patches) mixed in with trees mixed in with areas of dirt. Hinesh called them "rolling green hills". Really nice countryside.
After a total of 8 hours in the shuttle bus we make it to our home for the next couple of days – Hotel El Retiro (but not before the driver nearly takes out another car around a bend….). There is some kind of political dispute with the indigenous locals complaining about ...
... other trinkets for tourists. It was here Wayne got a great haircut with straight blade actikn on his face and neck hair. Loved the skill of the barber there.We also saw the church of St Tomas in the middle of the market area where the mixed Mayan and Catholic rituals emerged as a strange process which reminded us of the Mexican mixed religion of Chemula near san Cristobel we saw 5 yeaes previous. Strange hauntong stauesbwith mascara blackened eyes and burning incense, ...
... but relaxing by the lake changed those plans.
There wasn't really a lot else to our stop here. We took things fairly easy and got to relax for a bit which was nice. While we were here we decided to adjust our plans and include a trip to Semuc Champey on our way to Flores. After three days relaxing we were off again on a rough ride to Lanquin.
... coffee and the chances are you have without realising it then it was most probably from Lake Atitlan. The local chocolate is pretty good as well!
Zoe bought some amazing locally made shoes and then we decided we hadn’t seen enough of the lake itself so we took a 15min boat trip to San Marcos where we got some lovely views across the lake back to San Pedro and the recent climbs we had done. When we got ...
... Almost in tears the whole trip I can at least admire the stunning beauty of the lake surrounded by steep 2 monolithic volcanoes and other high mountains. There is very little boat activity on the lake bar the ferries and some kayaks and a few small local fishing boats. Very serene and very green . Arriving at San Pedro la Laguna village we are met and offerred assistance to find lodging. I am at this point ready to doss at the nearest bed as I am wondering if I can even ...