bonniejoy03...sent you a PM with some ideas regarding tours and surface transportation.
Breakfast is included at CP...so we ate there....lunches at other villages or along the roads....by the end of the day we didn't want to leave CP, so we took our dinner there...best restaurant around the lake and the service and setting is top notch (a little pricey). Still lots of tourists in Pana and in the smaller villages. Try a colectivo at least once and see what you think....we used them all the time....never rode in a taxi or tuk-tuk while at the lake.
Weather is great....temps never got above 72 - 75 range during the day and usually dropped to low or middle 50s during the night....might want to wear long sleeves, if diningoutside at CP. The staff will build you a fire in the big fireplace for after dinner drinks or your coffee andsweets (all of their helados are made there).
Be sure to take a photo of Chef Mario wearing his new Orange Crocs!
O. Great. Thanks. My suitcases are right behind me and I keep adding and taking out! Thanks for the weather info. Now, I will change some other things!! Was it crowded or do you think the economy has slowed tourism?
This will be the "crocs" and "cookie" tour! Thanks so much and we are (I think!) set. Let's hope we don't have a blizzard this week! We head to the beach first so I will be able to add about this part of the world. I have heard that Monterrico should be lovely! Any temperature above 10 degrees will be appreciated!
Hi M. Heading out this weekend...WEO! My poor body is frozen though! My hands are so chapped from all of this cold! And...would you believe that this weeknd the weather is going up to 50!!! (just when we are leaving...my luck Guatemala will get a snow storm!)
Heading to Baltimore and Washington DC for a pre holiday get away before we fly out. Should be nice! Have a great week!
omegaet, soundslike you just moved into Casa Palopo and took over the place during your stay. Obviously, you had a greattime and your photos are a lot better than those posted on the Casa Palopo web site. I don't know about riding in one of those pick up trucks.
Pana Rock looks a little out of control on the youtube video.
Maybe Guatemala will be my next trip after some diving and fishing in Belize.
Hello O & M. Just back from a week absence...Computer actually blew up and I lost pretty much everything! I am now online again!!
O's pictures and stories of Casa P are so true and wonderful. He (and us) learned from the staff and the local people about the country and the vicinity. I think I speak for both of us that Casa P was a great location to stay PLUS learn more about Guatemala. I know I am looking forward to going back! Sorry about not posting our blog or pictures (the pictures though were saved!!!) but I am now just reconstructing everything!
Adding to O's info is the local shaman. We had a shaman relatively close to us doing rituals. Very interesting. We were not involved in his workings but were able to listen from a distance...very different!!!