Tak'alik Maya Lodge

Km 190.5 Carretera Pacífico, Retalhuleu, Guatemala | Lodge
Prices starting from $83.00

Travel Blogs from Retalhuleu

Volcan San Pedro

A travel blog entry by zoeandluke


... of the day chilling by the lake and making plans to hike Vulcan San Pedro on Day 2.

Day 2 started at 5am and involved walking around 30min from our hotel to the trail head for the climb up Vulcan San Pedro which looms over the town. It’s 3020m at the summit and is the 12th highest in Guatemala. Our guide had been climbing it for over 7 years and we suitably impressed him ...

Through the highlands to Quezaltenango

A travel blog entry by jim.coates


... of the highway. Within a minute a pickup had stopped across the road. A guy in a Stetson and four helpers jump out and came over to help me lift that beast up again. Can’t beat Guatemala for friendliness!

Quezaltenango was celebrating the first Sunday of the holiday season. They venerate their patron saint, the Virgin of the Rosary. The main square was lined with food stalls and places selling textile work of different kinds. ...

Spanish lessons + Lord of the rings journey

A travel blog entry by pablo_salma


... bags. This trek was so picturesque; it was amazing the different terrains we hiked through – from corn fields to rainforest, to coffee plantations, finishing at the beautiful Lake Atitlan which is surrounded by Volcanoes.

The first day of the trek was a mission going either up the steepest slopes (mount lofty doesn’t even compare…) or down slippery slushy mud… because it often rains in the arvo, Ben was determined to keep up ...

Santa Maria Hike

A travel blog entry by dan_and_lauren


... how difficult this was going to be given my lack of fitness and it was probably about as hard as I thought it was going to be, graded as one of the most difficult climbs to do in Xela. The ascent was going to take us between 3-5 hours and given that we’d reached the top at just after 9:15am, I think we did pretty bloody well, only stopping to catch our breath for a minute or so when necessary. The views ...


A travel blog entry by dan_and_lauren


... were human, a weasel fighting a plastic triceratops, a goat with 2 heads, a goat with 8 legs, a Siamese dog and some stuffed lions. However, by far the strangest exhibit was a creature dubbed the devil of the sea which looked like a cross between a devil, alien and some kind of shark. Someone had even coloured its horns and eyes red. The jury’s still out as to whether or not it was real but fascinating all the same.


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