Yep, we hiked some more volcanoes. Central America is just full of them! I actually never knew that until we came here. We did a 2 day trek with Quetzaltrekkers León. You can see more information on our specific trek here, but the summary is: We hiked up Volcán Cerro Negro and volcano boarded down (more on that later), and then we hiked through the Las Pilas – El Hoyo volcanic complex. We camped near a giant crater, and then the next day continued on to Volcán Asososca and swam in a crater lake before hiking through the jungle to get down.
León is a cute little colonial town in Nicaragua. It's the second oldest city in Nicaragua as well as the second largest city in Nicaragua.
Utila is an island off the coast of Honduras that a lot of tourists visit to learn to scuba dive. The other popular island in the same area is Roatán. We went to Utila to get our advanced scuba certifications because it was cheaper than what we found in Roatán. That being said, I heard from people while we were in Utila that Roatán has better snorkling / scuba diving because there are more fish and a more colorful reef.
Semuc Champey is so beautiful. It's a hell of an adventure to get there, but it really is gorgeous. If you go, I'd be sure to do the caves and the tubing as well if you have time just to make the trip all the way out there worth it.
We came to Guatemala with the main purpose of learning the basics of Spanish. The schools in Antigua are pretty cheap (only a little more expensive than in Quetzaltenango), and it’s still not too far (about an hour or an hour and a half) from the airport in Guatemala City (whereas I think that Quetzaltenango is about 4 hours from Guatemala City). It was $525 for both of us to have 5 days of one-on-one tutoring (from 8 AM – 1 PM with a half hour break at 10 AM), and that includes our lodging and almost all of our meals. Unfortunately, it didn’t include our beer :(
Hi, I'm Sara Monica Patton. I love animals, traveling, and eating. Read more about me in my first blog post here.