Southbounders cruising noptes on GautamalaHoward [ Just Imagine ] 09-Apr-2009
Antigua Guatemala (Excursion)
Antigua, a quaint old colonial town, is nestled in a mountain valley about 5000 feet above sea level and surrounded by three smoldering volcanoes towering to 9000 feet. Howard [ Just Imagine ] 09-Apr-2009
Chi-chi holds alocal Indian market on Thursday and Sunday every week selling textiles and everyday staples such as beans, rice, spices, fruits and vegetables. Howard [ Just Imagine ] 09-Apr-2009
Native dress, the women in woven skirts and colorfully embroidered blouses and the men wearing similar garments.
Panajachel, Lago de Atitlán (Excursion)
Panajachel, nicknamed Gringotenango, is a small tourist community on the shores of the lake. The lake was formed from a volcanic crater and is also bordered by three active volcanoes. It is about eight miles across and 1000 feet deep. Howard [ Just Imagine ] 09-Apr-2009
Puerto Quetzal (Town Dock)http://www.puerto-quetzal.com/php/main.php?idioma=_ENG
Call the port captain for permission to enter If there is no answer, proceed in anyway. Anchor in the middle of the naval base with Q flag and wait for them to come to your boat to check you in. (Could take a while)
Expensive stop. Port Captain $100.00 US to check in (which includes the first 5 days of anchorage), then $10.00 US a day . Visas $10.00.
Bus and walk to immigration. $40 for check in for 5 days.
Inexpensive bus service to Guatemala City (about a $2.50 US for 2.5 hour ride). then $1.50 for another hour to Antigua. Sounds like an all dy trip. Expect live chickens on the bus.
Howard [ Just Imagine ] 09-Apr-2009