The main reason we want to go to Guatemala is to do a mountain hike with a group called Quetzaltrekkers. It sounds like a fantastic experience, and it's fairly inexpensive for the six day hike that we want to do. The one we would do is leaving on February 19.
So we have a fair bit of time to get there. If we stayed here in Puerto Escondido for another eight or nine days or so, we would have a week to get there and still have a couple of days to see things before the hike leaves. And then we would make our way back to Sherman via the city of Oaxaca for a few days and arrive back at Hacienda Contreras mid March.
But my mind keeps going back to the 800 km drive each way. Even though we are now pretty far south in Mexico, we are still 700 kms (435 miles) from the Guatemala border, So while we want to do the hike, we don't want to drive 1,600 kms (1,000 miles) to do it!
700 kms (435 miles) to the Guatemala border.
The alternative is that we stay here in Puerto Escondido as long as we want to and then head directly up into the mountains and the city of Oaxaca where we would probably rent an apartment for two weeks. We've never been to that area and there's a lot to see and do. Then, back through the city of Puebla, which is another place we've never been.
So, that was the choice. We've still got time to change our minds, but we've pretty much decided NOT to do the drive to Guatemala.
In the meantime, look at the beautiful swimming pool we have here at the Sunset Point Resort Hotel...we can't wait to tell you more about this place!
Dive right in!
EDIT: I just re-read our blog post from early January....
And now we're starting to lean the other way again!