Rancho Grande Inn
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Panajachel is a town in the southwesternGuatemalan Highlands at Lago Atitlan, in thedepartment of Solola at an altitude of 1,597 meters. It was a lot warmer here than in Xela and there was also a lot more of oxygen, probably because of the lake.
It is the largest of the twelve towns and became a centre for the tourist trade of the area …
... Megs and I had a comp to see who could attract the most...I won that battle although that is probably saying the my feet were in a nastier shape than hers...no good.
That evening there was a communal BBQ at the hostel which we got stuck in to. It was a good hostel for getting to know others and partying. We had an early shuttle the following morning so decided not to go very hard. After dinner we were off to bed.
... Atitlán, one of the most beautiful spots in Guatemala.
We arrived at hotel Posada K'amol B'ey' and we then all went into town for some food followed by some shopping.
Panajachel is a relatively modern town with paved streets in its centre and a great deal of old world flavour and charm.
The majority of us ended up buying some local clothing, not something you would ...
... getting fresh cold bottles of water for everyone, an absolute life saver! The free shots of rum the bar owner had been giving everyone the night before definitely left a lingering need for it. A sad goodbye to our lovely new friends was just around the corner. Marchi and Eric tried their best to get us to stay another night and while we would have loved too, our boat was leaving and Hannake and Huib were on their way to meet us for one night in Antigua together. We ...
... instinct was to say “No tuk tuk thanks”…. then I popped my head out and screamed - being met with a massive smile and laughter!! So all in all we catch the bus in time and didn’t need to paid anything extra - thankfully!
After a 3 hours drive, we arrived in Panajachel and immediately jumped onto a boat and headed straight for San Marco. The view from the boat across the lake was amazing. Two massive towering volcanoes right on the waters ...
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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.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.