Hotel Mayan Palace II
Travel Blogs from Panajachel
... across Lake Atitlan began!
We were on our way to Panajachel, a small village located right across from Lake Atitlan, a one hour boat ride from San Lucas! Interestingly, the lake is recognized as being the deepest one in Central America with a maximum depth of about 340 meters (1,120 feet)!
... FINCA clients yards from Maria's house were killed last year in an all too common mudslide. It is an extremely hard life.
We remain convinced, however that business and enterprise and powerful tools in fighting poverty and giving the poor, particular women, a real voice in a place like this. They aren't enough on their own, but micro finance has a real role to play. And we'll also think twice about haggling too hard at the next market stall for that extra 50p off the ...
... Antigua with our heavy packs in tow. I stepped into what I thought was a puddle, but it turned out to be a deep hole in the road filled with water. I tripped and fell in the street, and because my backpack pushed me down quickly with its weight, my face and not my hands broke my fall. I was lucky to come away with a swollen forehead and chin (turned into a black eye) because it could have been much worse. We arrived in Antigua where ...
... cranking. The others managed to catch a little boat across for $2 Q's each. We were starting to realise nothing arrives on time in Guatemala and nobody waits for anybody else. We all jumped in and took our seats, it was getting hotter inside the van but luckily I was near a window I could open. After another hour or so we came across a big line up of stopped cars, I had an awful feeling it might be a road block as I had experienced similar in Mexico. We didn't have to ...
EL TUNCO, EL SALVADOR
There is not much to do in El Tunco except surf, swim, drink and eat fish tacos. It's a small surfer's town on a volcanic black sand beach with two streets (one paved) and a lot of bars. It is the touristy part of the La Libertad region. Given the press coverage of crime in El Salvador and with a large number of shotguns observed to be held by 16 year old security guards, we decided this was the ideal place for sticking to ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking