Well Deserved Rest in Rio Dulce

But it also means another day of no mobile signal and limited electricity. That makes it three days in a row! I loved staying closed to Tikal by staying in one of the hotels located inside the park, but the lack of modern amenities are challenging. Today in Finca Tatin – located on Tatin river, a tributary to Rio Dulce, it is even more laidback. First I am the only guest for the night. Second the guy who works here seems to be the hippie, happy-go-lucky kind. I think he is German. πŸ™‚ This place is so relax, everything is based on honor system. Food, drinks, kayak rental…everything. And no mention of wifi! I am grateful for this forced and well deserved rest, because tomorrow, I will visit one ruin, Quirigua, and have a long car ride to Copan, Honduras. Then the following day, I plan to spend one complete day in Copan ruins.Β  Even fit, healthy girl needs her hammock nap. πŸ™‚

View From The Room At Finca Tatin
View From The Room At Finca Tatin
Inside of The Tree House At Finca Tatin
Inside of The Tree House At Finca Tatin
The Initial View of Finca Tatin From The Boat - Hammock For A Nap
The Initial View of Finca Tatin From The Boat – Hammock For A Nap

On the way here was amazing as well. We saw many birds. This is really a bird’s paradise. I really enjoyed the breeze and the view of mangroves, lotus, a Spanish old fort at the border of lake Izabal and Rio Dulce (to fight visiting pirates)…just an amazing relaxing day!!! Similar to Lago Atitlan, I can see nice houses and Sailboats owned by foreigners or the people from Guatemala City, compared to the locals with their humble boats and houses. There is also a dental clinic run by project Ak’Tenamit to aid the local people. The same project also runs a school of the same name to teach local community hospitalty, languages, and other skills.

Spanish Fort Along Rio Dulce
Spanish Fort Along Rio Dulce
Paradise for Bird Lovers
Paradise for Bird Lovers

Paradise for Bird Lovers

Ak'Tenamit Dental Clinic Project Along the Rio Dulce (Dulce River)
Ak’Tenamit Dental Clinic Project Along the Rio Dulce (Dulce River)
Lotus on the Tatin River
Lotus on the Tatin River
The River Is The Source of Income For Many of the Locals
The River Is The Source of Income For Many of the Locals

It is now 6pm, I am waiting for dinner, enjoying the latin music and nature sound. My room here is called Mariposa (butterfly) and I have direct lagoon access πŸ™‚ I sat on my villa balcony on the river bank, then I moved to the main area to try the Mayan style swing chair. It is very comfortable!!!

My
My “Mariposa” Bungalow at Finca Tatin
My Patio at Finca Tatin
My Patio at Finca Tatin
Hammocks for Naps at Finca Tatin
Hammocks and Mayan Swing Chair for Hanging Out at Finca Tatin

Life can’t get better than this!!!!!

Note: The only disappointment is that I did not get to see any Manatees…

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