Rancho Grande Inn
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRancho Grande Inn Panajachel
Very nice staff.
Good location when you like it quite.
Good for kids.
The carpets in the room were dirty and full of small bugs.
The swimming pool is only a plunge pool and the water was very cold.
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... and Kaqchikel. During the Spanish conquest of the Americas, the Kaqchikel initially allied themselves with the invaders to defeat their historic enemies, the Tz'utujil and K'iche' Maya, but were themselves conquered and subdued when they refused to pay tribute to the Spanish. We stopped at a village where we did about a 45 minute walk along the bank of the lake. It was a steep but narrow track which is frequented daily by the Mayans. Some villages are ...
... in the back for the 9km journey up and over the mountains. At some points it felt like the truck wouldn't make it but it was pretty safe and good fun the whole way. We arrived by the river where and got off, instantly surrounded by Guatemalan kids trying to sell us local homemade chocolate and beer. They were cute but I didn't fancy any yet. Although we had to promise to only buy from Maria. I swear they were all called Maria. We first walked down the short path to ...
... on foot or by boat. We walked down to the lake and caught a boat to San Marcos at 8:30. The weather was absolutely beautiful, sunny and the water calm. We had second breakfast here and Dylan had an English breakfast and I had some pancakes with 'real' maple syrup. We then walked up to a lookout with nice views over the lake. Then down around the base of the hill was a platform where you could jump into the water. Only a few of us jumped in here. Dylan ...
... s shore and the most easily accessible by car and bus from the rest of Guatemala. Panajachel, and the rest of the north shore of Atitlán, is a predominantly Kaqchiquel Maya area. During the Spanish Conquest, the Kaqchiquel allied themselves with the Spaniards against their Tz’utujil neighbors. There is very little mixing between the two groups, though Maya from the different villages around the region all come to Panajachel to sell their ...
... we heard some familiar sounds - Elvis - and inside the kids practicing their dance moves.
Back to the school, besides an education the children are taught basic hygiene; there are showers and bathrooms in each classroom as their home do not have running water; the children are given two healthy high protein meals a day, vitamins and two snacks. The classrooms are bright and cheerful opening to a ...