Laguna Lodge Eco-Resort & Nature Reserve
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- Airport Transportation
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
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... Right by our balcony was a lime tree so we took full advantage of this ;-) The views from the balcony were breathtaking with a perfect view of the twin volcanoes.
Our time on the lake was mostly spent relaxing by the pool and enjoying the villa. We had a lovely big fully equipped kitchen so took full advantage of this by cooking 3 dinners and enjoying breakfasts and lunches out on the balcony in the sun. On two nights we headed out for dinner on ...
... to Santa Cruz de Laguna ahead of us. We managed a phone call with our host who directed us to take a Tuk Tuk to"Sandra's" a local deli store, where we could buy some food and snacks for our 2 night stay in Santa Cruz. Tuk Tuks are Q5 ($0.65) anywhere in town, and they are everywhere. Our hosts, Lee & Elaine (an ex-pat couple from CO) met us at Sandra's and drove us to the boat launch where we too a private boat taxi to their home.
Lee and Elaine have a beautiful spot ...
... so it difficult to see through the water as it kept churning up the sand. I also kept bumping into rocks which made swimming difficult. So in the end I opted for the squat and snorkel. What? It’s a thing! Well it is now. I must have looked absolutely ridiculous. And/or like I was taking a pee in the sea. Oh well. I saw a couple of little blue fishies so I don’t care. By this point I had to get out of the water and make my way back to the hostel so I could lie down. And that ...
... of the waterfall and took a bit longer than I thought. Nonetheless, everyone bar Dutch Elsbeth, go through and Rafa takes her another way via ladders. We cruise out of the caves and all share a laugh about the different areas of the cave etc. it was an epic adventure in there. We go out to the bridge over Lanquin river and are ambushed by the local kids selling beers and chocolates. Was a bit early for a beer as was starving for lunch and the chocolates looked disgusting but told ...
... we shaped it into little balls before squashing them flat between tinfoil. Then voila our chocolate was done!
The woman then rinsed off the paste that was left over from grinding the pods with hot water and gave us a mug each. I was extremely dubious about drinking this but it turned out to be some of the nicest, and probably the healthiest, hot chocolate I've ever had! It was then time to sample our chocolate, as it was ...