Walking from San Marcos to San Pedro

Hiking without a guide or walking between villages is generally not recommended for safety reasons, except between the route from San Marcos to San Pedro. Taking a boat is much safer, and the cost for one way should not cost more than GTQ 25 to any of the towns around the lake. But for people like us who craves for an adventure, taking a boat doesn’t seem appeal to us. Continue reading “Walking from San Marcos to San Pedro”

San Marcos La Laguna

San Marcos is one of the places where you can have your picture taken up close with the landscape of Atitlán’s three volcanoes, San Pedro, Atitlan and the double-coned summit of Tolimán. I couldn’t wait to get over there, so early morning at about 10 am we checked out from the hotel but not before saying goodbye to Cookie, the guard dog in Hotel Victoria. It was easy to get the boat as there’s no queue to it. The ride cost 25 GTQ per person, and we stopped at Santa Cruz and other places around the lake before reaching San Marcos after 25 minutes journey. Continue reading “San Marcos La Laguna”

Antigua Guatemala

Founded on 10th March 1543 and declared as a world heritage site in 1976, Antigua is a place where one can enjoy exploring the beauty of an incredible number of restored colonial buildings as well as the old ruined. It used to be Guatemala’s capital city until the disaster happened, the Santa Marta earthquakes in 1773 had made Guatemala city its new capital city in 1776 until now. Continue reading “Antigua Guatemala”