Hotel Meson del Valle
Travel Blogs from Antigua Guatemala
... Football in Flores, we tried to watch some of this Saturday's game, however La Liga football took over the bar. So many Barcalona fans here. We attempted to eat a plate of nachos advertised as "Nachos as big as your head" but they were soooo incredibly salty we couldn't eat very much! Fortunately for us, beer helps all situations.
Armed with a map, the weather app saying it would be sunny all day with ...
... up to the top and you can still see and feel the heat and smoke from this active volcano. At the beginning of the trek we were surrounded by horsemen and kids with walking sticks obviously selling their wares. We opted to buy a walking stick each from a couple of kids for 5 quetzals each (65 cents). The horses continued to follow our group 1/2 way up the volcano, hoping some weary traveller would change their mind and want to ride ...
... selling ploy... im onto them lol. Some of the market is outdoor but a large portion inside, with small lanes, like a rabbit warren, I got lost for about 30 mins! and couldnt find my way out. I strayed into what must be the local part with miles of food, fruit and veges in big baskets, meat hanging off hooks (yuck! ) chicken being cut up right there, beans, flowers and smoke everywhere from tortillas, corn, salsas, and whatever else being freshly cooked and ...
... visiting the markets, fixing my laptop charger at a repair shop, visiting the chocolate making factory, enjoying the chocolate fondue at the chocolate making factory and a really interesting visit to the Jade shop/Mayan museum. Here, the man told us all about the Mayan Astrology and searched our Mayan sign in the book, right down to the exact birth day, month and year. Mine is Imox, and he showed me the meaning behind ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking