My wife and I stayed the weekend here. The room was charming in a camping/jungle sort of way by they are expanding so some minor construction going on. Some rooms don't have showers, which was fine. In the shared shower, if you let the water come out slowly, it will become warmer. There is a heater at the end of the shower head that directly heats the water. Alain and Magda were great hosts. In two weeks in Guatemala, I had my best dinner at their restaurant. Curry chicken with rice and vegetables. My wife had the veggies and rice. Getting there: we took a shuttle from Antigua to Panajachel. They drop you off in the heart of the trinket selling district. You can walk down to the boats/launches, about 5 min or take a tuk tuk. Tell them you want to go to the "launch". They charged us 25Q per person and the locals around 10Q. Be happy and pay the extra 50 cents. It was pretty rough (4ft swells), which caught us off guard. You just get in and hang on. Make sure you tell the captain (18 year old) which stop you want. There are some private docks they stop at, so don't bother trying to count stops. Just say San Marcos. Get off the boat and walk up the pathway about 150M. The sign is on the ground in the concrete and hard to find if you aren't looking. Bring a flashlight/torch as the paths are small and poorly lite. Bring shoes as it was pretty muddy. We had breakfast at Hotel La Paz and loved it. Yogurt and granola for the Mrs. and pancakes for me. Omelette are great too. We hiked/walked to the right of the basketball court for exercise without incident. You stumble across a pueblo with a massive staircase behind the church. We went up by accident, but was a great work out and fun to interact with the local kids. Half say hi, half beg for money. Wish we would have stayed longer. Don't miss the "park preserve with trampoline". Beautiful views and a great place to go swimming. The trampoline is actually a 35ft jumping platform. Cost 15Q p/p. not sure if we paid the right guy, but the police officer didn't seem to care.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- rustic hotel restaurant with tradional construction.50 metres from the lake.good value clean accomadation,with fabulous international menu ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Paco Real Guatemala/San Marcos La Laguna