We headed first to the highlands of Guatemala where we spent a few nights in Antigua before moving on to Lake Atitlán to enjoy the scenery, renew friendships at the Cooperativa Spanish School, and celebrate with our Beca Project students and their families. Then we flew to the island of Roatán, Honduras for beaches, snorkeling, diving, and flyfishing. HAPPY TRAILS!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Guatemala to El Salvador to Honduras - Hello Camp Bay Beach on the Island of Roatan

We took a bumpy boat ride across the lake and a tuktuk to the shuttle provider's office (Adrenalina Tours) in Panajachel where we left our luggage and shopped around the neighborhood until we came up with the perfect bedspread for our guest bedroom. Our shuttle arrived on time, we switched shuttles in Los Encuentros, stopped in Antigua long enough to pick up our bag at Casa Cristina and buy some "Oh My God" chocolate from Fernando's coffee place on the corner, and arrived at our hotel near the airport in Guatemala around 8pm. Long day!

At 5am on Sunday the 17th we hopped on a taxi to the airport and checked in for our Taca flight to Roatán. Tough economic times at GUA, apparently - even duct tape couldn't save the bins.
A peak at surf breaks in El Salvador
Switching to a prop plane at the San Salvador airport
Nicaragua, maybe?
The Caribbean coastline of Honduras
The island of Utila
Southern edge of Roatán
Michael from Camp Bay Beach Adventure Lodge was there to greet us; he and my Mike talked flyfishing nearly the entire hour and a half to the lodge.
We stopped enroute to buy groceries and finally arrived at our beautiful home for the week (our room is the one on the bottom left with the open door).
We made good use of the fridge and micro, preparing most of our own meals.
One of our pet geckos, this one barely over an inch long. They chirp periodically - sounds like they're laughing.
View from the porch - we're right on the beach.
The lodge's Tasty Tarpon restaurant
Grilled shrimp with saffron rice - Roxanne is a wonderful cook.
This moth was so big we couldn't tell if it was a bat or a moth until it landed.
The grounds are beautiful.
and so are the sunsets. Happy trails!

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