The Village of El Remate | Guatemala

The first stop on our Guatemalan road trip was El Remate, a small village on the northeast corner of Lake Peten Itza

Sunset | El Remate, Guatemala | Landscape Photography | Photo taken by Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht

Sunset Over Lake Peten Itza | El Remate, Guatemala

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.

Ceiba Tree | El Don David | El Remate, Guatemala | photo taken by Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Ceiba Tree at La Casa de Don David, El Remate, Guatemala

Lake Peten Itza | La Casa de Don David | El Remate Guatemala | Image By Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Lake Peten Itza | El Remate Guatemala

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. 

Eagle | La Casa de Don David | El Remate Guatemala | Image By Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Eagle Eye

El Remate Guatemala | Image By Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Landscape | El Remate Guatemala

 

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.

Ceiba Tree | La Casa de Don David | El Remate Guatemala | Image By Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Ceiba Tree | La Casa de Don David

Birding | La Casa de Don David | El Remate Guatemala | Image By Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Grackle Chasing Away Eagle

Ceiba Tree | La Casa de Don David | El Remate Guatemala | Image By Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Ceiba Tree | La Casa de Don David

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.

Birding | La Casa de Don David | El Remate Guatemala | Image By Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Evening Catch

Heron Egret | La Casa de Don David | El Remate Guatemala | Image By Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Great Heron

Blue Heron | La Casa de Don David | El Remate Guatemala | Image By Indianapolis-based Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht in 2015

Great Blue Heron

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Sunset Over Lake Peten Itza | El Reamte Guatemala | Landscape Photography | Image By Indiana Architectural Photographer Jason Humbracht

The Sun's Setting Rays | El Remate, Guatemala

 

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