This blog will follow the activities and developments at Gringo Perdido, a beautiful eco-lodge on the banks of Lake Peten-Itza in the jungles of northern Guatemala.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
A New Diving Platform
This week Santos finished refurbishing the unusable pontoon boat so it can be used as a diving platform in the lake in front of the docks. For the last several years, the boat has been grounded because no matter what we did, one pontoon leaked. In the end, Eduardo decided to have the floor rebuilt, the whole thing painted, and holes punched in the other pontoon so it, too, would fill and sink ... then moor the boat permanently off the dock to be used by swimmers.
Hotel Gringo Perdido is a natural paradise located on the banks of magical Lake Peten Itza, within the Wildlife Reserve Biotopo Cerro Cahui, and just outside the gates of the sacred Mayan city of Tikal.
Gringo Perdido specializes in hosting groups of people for extended periods of time. We have worked extensively with student groups, family groups, spiritual groups and groups of volunteers (see Project Ix-canaan).
As part of our services, we can arrange for 1. All your transportation needs (airport service, Tikal, Yaxha and other Mayan sites, Actun Kan Caves, Flores, Zoo), 2. Ceremonial permissions for sacred sites 3. Mayan Sacred Fire Ceremonies led by Mayan Shamans 4. Mayan Medicine and Magic (rainforest herb-walk followed by in-home demonstration of Mayan healing by local midwife/curandera) 5. Tour of Project Ix-canaan 6. Jungle hike or horseback rides 7. Canopy Tour (a ride on cables through the jungle canopy)
Gringo Perdido Ecolodge
El Remate, Peten, Guatemala
Nestled amongst the palms along the shore of Lake Peten Itza
Enjoy the balmy lake breezes swinging in a hammock on one of our docks
Many activities of Gringo Perdido center around the lake
Dipping Pool and Patio Area
Most rooms have a king sized bed and a set of bunk beds, mosquito nets, private bathrooms
Our open-air dining room features a different daily menu specializing in home cooking. All of our soups, sauces and bakered goods are created fresh in our kitchens daily.
Our temescal (Mayan sauna) is available for guest use ... just let us know ahead of time and we will have the wood burner fired up.
Giselle and Eduardo Cofiño
Eduardo is the owner of Gringo Perdio, as well as being the Assesor to the President of Guatemala, in charge of ecological development in our region.
Anne is the manager of the hotel.
Staff of Gringo Perdido
Gringo Perdido has 5 full time staff who are available to help you.
Alfonso is our Assistant Manager and Head Waiter.
Reina is our Head Chef and is in charge of all aspects of the kitchen management
Apolonio Guevara Rodriguez
Polo will be serving your meals and in turns, is night guardian.
Walter is another of our excellent waiters/maintenance staff for the hotel and restaurant