guatemala

Review Yellow House Amarillo Casa, Antiqua Guatemala

Review Yellow House Amarillo Casa, Antiqua Guatemala Hostel or Hotel Name: The Yellow House Location:  1a. Calle Poniente No. 24, City center, Antigua Guatemala Telephone:  +502 7832 6646 email: yellowhouseantigua@hotmail.com Web-site: http://guatetravel.com/index.php/yellow-house-hostel.html Date stayed: 3 stays. October and November, 2013 Breakfast: A gourmet hot and cold breakfast is included Bar: No bar is available Kitchen: A small but […]

Xocomil – the best water park in Latin America

Xocomil – the best water park in Latin America, and my son’s best day ever!  Attraction Name: Xocomil Water Park Location:  Retalhuleu, Guatemala Telephone:  502 7729 4000 email: n/a Web-site: http://www.irtra.org.gt Child friendly: Yes Review:   We have been staying at a hotel, the same side just before the water park. One excited boy was up at 5 a.m., but […]

Bus from Flores Guatemala to Belize & Chetumal, Mexico

Bus from Flores Guatemala to Belize & Chetumal, Mexico 16 countries in 16 months !!!!  Now that is an achievement. Our shuttle arrives on time for once,  We are first on, and had booked from seats.  We collected people along the way at el Remata and it was no surprise when the couple from Czek […]

Flores Guatemala – 3 days of delight (& Tikal)

Flores Guatemala – 3 days of delight (and Tikal too) We take another mini-van.  This time it was from Lanquin to Flores.  The couple in the next room were on the shuttle, and the couple from our journey to Lanquin were n the shuttle.  It was a familiar crowd.  Firstly we had a 15 minute […]

Lanquin and Semuc Champay Guatemala

Lanquin and Semuc Champay – Guatemala’s most amazing natural wonder We had spent the morning 2 days earlier – fairly stress free – getting back from Xocomil Water Park and then arriving back for our last 2 nights once again in our favourite room in Yellow House Hostel in Antigua. Saturday morning was hectic with […]

Lake Atitlan Guatemala by boat

Lake Atitlan Guatemala by boat, and a weaving lesson too. A day trip around Lake Atitlan with a weaving lesson in San Juan. This morning we regrettably pack our bags and leave one of our favourite places we have stayed so far – Hotel Bambu.  The kind owner drops us down to the pier where […]

Santiago Lake Atitlan Guatemala – culture and tradition

Santiago Lake Atitlan Guatemala – culture and tradition We woke in the serenity of the beautiful gardens of Bambu Hotel, on the shore of Lake Atitlan.  Surrounded by volcanoes, and green rolling hills with the mirror stillness of the lake in front. As I sat out with my morning coffee, I felt the peace of […]

Antigua Guatemala The gem of colonial history

Antigua Guatemala The gem of colonial history Antigua is known as the gem of Guatemala.  Steeped in Mayan history, you can wander the cobblestone streets, or wander up to the vantage points on the hillsides.Arriving in Antigua after a really stressful and long day, really took its toll on me. I spent 2 days, where […]

Earth Lodge – A night sleeping in a Tree House

 Earth Lodge  –  A night sleeping in a Tree House Hostel or Hotel Name: Earth Lodge Location:  Foothills of Antigua, Guatemala – refer to web-site for details Telephone:  (+502) 5664-0713 | 4980-2564 email: earthlodge@gmail.com Web-site: http://earthlodgeguatemala.com Date stayed: November, 2013 Breakfast: Not included but available til 2 p.m. Bar: Yes Kitchen: Meals are available to purchase and are eaten in a family […]

Earth Lodge – Our first night in a Canopy Cabin

Earth Lodge  Antigua Guatemala Our first night in a Canopy Cabin in an Avocado Plantation A series of cracks, like fireworks going off woke me this a.m.  Unable to see through the canopy of trees, I raced down the path for a better look.  Darn. Too many trees. I could see volcanoes but I was […]

Toasting marshmallows on Pacaya Volcano

Toasting marshmallows on Pacaya Volcano We have been staying in Antigua for over a week already.  There is so much to do. We could stay a month! But so far we have not yet managed to see an active volcano in Central or South America.  There is always a reason we don’t get there. So […]

All Saints Day 2nd November, Antigua Guatemala

All Saints Day 2nd November, Antigua Guatemala The first weekend in November for the last 68 years, and following the Mayan Day of the Dead, comes the turn for the Spanish Catholics. We heard about this only on the day, so we grabbed two tuc-tucs and went with our friends to wait near Escula de […]