Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort & Nature Reserve
Travel Blogs from Santa Cruz La Laguna
... We ate some papa
frites (fried potato chips) from a food stand and finished the walk with a
coffee and lemonade at the Volcan Lodge.
The day ended with a communal dinner at the
hostel where a mature aged American talked our ears off about his local
community project to help the poor help themselves through technology. It was
nice to see someone so passionate about their work. We unfortunately were
deprived of a nice sunset because of ...
... the second part of the tour, caving with candles. This was so much fun! We had to swim and climb all while trying to keep our candle alight. One girl hadn't thought through her footwear and was wearing jandals, the worst option possible, needless to say she struggled more that everyone. Looking back her whole attire wasn't probably chosen for practicality when her bikini bottoms were closer to a g-string than the ...
... Guatemalans are angered by the presence of Canadian mine companies, which have been destructing their land. Mining continues to be a huge problem in Guatemala.
Our boat took us to an obscure village surrounded by forest. I'm not 100% sure what the village was called or where it even was; it was obscurely located in the middle of a mountain, which we hiked up with much difficulty. There wasn't a paved pathway to walk up upon. Finally, we arrived at a ...
... a couple of the other villages, we wanted to have a look around the lake. We found San Marcus to be the way we’d been advised – it was full of hippys, massages, spiritual healing and quite a few people not really 'with the world’ anymore. We enjoyed a couple of juices in a café while a dutch santa clause look-alike told us all the about the history of santa clause before lighting up his special herbs when we moved on to have a look at San ...
... and despite the painful flashbacks of Acatanengo, the view from the top was breathtaking. We hiked back down to cool for about 90mins in the pools. We started at the top to watch the rapids of the main river cut underground and then slowly made our way down pool by pool to the waterfall at the end where the two parts of the river joined. It was such an incredible place to see, without a doubt one of the most beautiful natural settings I've seen.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool