Monday, 29 January 2007

Arriving by boat is so easy

There are two main piers in Panajachel one of them is the Tzanjuy├║ that is the one you have to go to to come to us!

You may take a boat that goes to San Pedro final destination through the cost. There are direct boats to San Pedro so be careful not to board those.

Then the boat will stop at the main towns Santa Cruz and Jaibalito. The boat also stops at the various Hotels there are between those towns.

Then you can decide to unboard the boat at our pier, the boatmen know were it is but you have to remind them after Jaibalito to leave you at our pier. From the pier the will be two members of the team to help with luggage up and there are 385 stairs that usually you hike in 5 to 7 minutes depending on how you get along with altitude.

If you feel that this is too much of an effort than go to Tzununa main pier, the next stop after our pier and from there take a Tuc Tuc a moto taxi. Please only board the Tuc Tuc that say Tzununa as we help the local community by giving them the opportunity to bring you up.

The boat ride is a nice introduction to the Lake Atitlan and the various villages around. Sometimes it can be windy so a rainy coat is a useful thing to bring in your hand luggage.

Thursday, 30 June 2005

Tzununa

Tzununa is a small village in a valley surrounded by mountains facing Lake Atitlan. As you can see in the above picture. The people of Tzununa speak Kaqchikel that is a Mayan language. Most women wear their Mayan wuipiles (blouse) and cortes (skirt). Men work mostly in agriculture (corn and coffee). 

The village is not mentioned as a tourist destination in the guide books. If you want to be out of the regular paths we suggest you visit this nice little town and walk around. 


People are very nice and friendly!


When Lomas de Tzununa was being built (2002-2005) we were thinking of a name for the Hotel. At that time, the maps of the Lake Atitlan did not mention Tzununa. So we decided that by using Tzununa in our name we would make people know about the village.