La iguana perdida

Trip Start May 12, 2005
Trip End May 14, 2006

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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Santa Cruz;

Santa Cruz....what to say... Lake Atilan is a giant, spent volcano - filled. Some 15 kms long and 10 kms wide, there are plenty of different villages and travellers hangouts lining the rim. Our mates, Charlotte and James, stayed/worked at the Iguana Perdida a few years ago, so we already had our accomodation decided. Only a short boat ride from 'pana' the Iguana is pretty much right on the water with the town of Santa Cruz a further 20 minutes up the hill. Super scenic (the view encompasses two volcano cones on the opposite side of the lake) and really well set up.

The lake itself

Devestating hurracaine

Our room
The deal at iguana; dinners, staff, trust system, stuff for the community...running for ten years.

Kitchen girls, especially Pantrona

Town of santa cruz

Solala market and the ride up in a ute

Town of Pana

Saturday night!!!

The Crew

Walk to san marcos

Swimming (not always clothed)

Rubics cube party

Very hard to leave (not least because of a vicous hangover)

getting to San Agustinillo

Started the day in a goods boat
Chicken bus to los encuentros
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