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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... first swim and feel I have overcome some fears today. We return as we came, sliding, swimming, bumping, walking. We emerge back into the light of day, thankful, in my case, to have survived, and happily go back to the base camp. We continue walking with our guide to the final waterfall of Semuc Champey, this time looking up and gaze in awe at the beauty...honestly and then laugh hysterically as our guide jumps in, swims to the side and proceeds to climb up the waterfall. ...
After a long drive that took a diversion because of a huge traffic jam. We arrived at Panajachel (pronounced-Pana hach el) one mile above sea level, but in a valley surrounded by higher mountains and three volcanoes; Atitlan, Toliman and San Pedro. Ever present low cloud/fog obscured most of the view. Our hotel was in the main street and what a pleasant surprise, a spacious room with two ...
... would lead to the beach. My sense was telling me to turn around. When I encountered a dog lying across the narrow road. I stopped and the dog started barking and running towards me! I had nothing with which to defend myself, so, I raised my arms and yelled "Stop!" Not even in Spanish; and he stopped. Then I slowly walked backward and he stayed where he was. That was scary! I remembered that for bears you should look big, so that's what came to mind when he ...
... as it has been done for a thousand years. The artist was a 72 year old woman, who gathered the clay from the hillside above her house, then crushed the dry clay into a fine powder, added water, and shaped the pots in a most unusual way. Once the had the basic shape, she then wired the clay by walking around the pot! In essence she was the wheel and the pot was stationary. The pottery was sturdy and functional, and we could see pots put to good use ...
... we went on a litter picking mission. It was supposed to be a beach clean but the dusty tracks up to the beach were so strewn with litter that we never actually made it to the beach. The problem is, unless you live in the city, you don’t get your rubbish collected. So it all ends up either being burned or just out on the streets. There’s quite litter-rally rubbish everywhere (see what I did there?) People don’t think twice about throwing their trash on the ground. I ...