|We took a side trip for a couple days to a small town outside of Antigua, called El Hato, and stayed in an amazing place called the Earth Lodge. We stayed in a tree cabin on a steep slope overlooking a stunning view of the three volcanoes surrounding Antigua. The place had a communal area for hanging out on hammocks and relaxing in the beautiful setting. We met lots of other travellers here. They had a set dinner with excellent food and everyone ate together. What a great place!
We took a hike through the surrounding trails carved into the steep hillside and met lots of local Guatemalan people. The children were very friendly and wanted their photos taken, and the women all carried huge loads on their heads.
Thankfully the skies cleared and it was sunny days from here on, but the nights were very cold here in the mountains!