I had made a reservation at a hotel online, and discovered once we arrived that they did not receive it, but could accommodate nevertheless. It was very small and rustic, which is ok but lacked an outside sitting area that Natasha and I have become fond of. So we set off on a walk around the lake into the "business district" of El Remate.
We strolled into La Casa de Don David and was offered a quick tour of the grounds and available rooms. This was the place we wanted to be! For just $15 USD more than our current lodging, it was well worth it.
The price included two meal/day and had spectacular amenities, including a viewing deck complete with hammocks and chairs perfect for my birding. We booked two nights and walked back to our current hotel to explain we wouldn't be staying.
The National Tree of Guatemala, the Ceiba tree, is revered by the Maya for many reasons, including having roots said to go down into the underworld.
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