By Erick ChayI had the opportunity to live this experience not long ago. Expressing with words the magic of a place surrounded by nature, where the echo of life sounds within, turns out to be difficult. Therefore, I prefer to share the pictures of such an enriching adventure.
The theme of the tales of J. R. R. Tolkien becomes the mood in this place. The main gate recreates the shire of a Hobbit. From such place the visitor can admire the magnificence of the outoors.
Sightseeing is an activity that offers the possibility to do it alone, connected to youself or with friends, sharing those things that we all share, the magic of life.
If your thirst for adventure continues and you decide to stay longer, the evening will make you feel you walk through the clouds. That thin line between day and night will paint a unique landscape, right in front of your eyes.
When the night falls, the weather turns cold. To keep yourself away from the cold, you may go back to the pub, to the light of the candles and having a hot chocolate and a book, surrounded by a cozy environment with fraternal warmth.
At the plenitude of night, you would not want to lose a dance of stars, planets, and luckily, a meteorite (as I was able to see).
If you decide to camp and stay the night seeing the universo, the clouds prepare to see the majestic dawn, right where everything renews.
How to get there?
There are many ways, but we suggest two:
1. Reach Antigua Guatemala and find a place for your vehicle. Take the shuttle (transportation), which will take you from 1st North Avenue, in front of the ruins of frente Iglesia Candelaria, towards Hobbitenango.
Enjoy the pictures of the place and a Price list of the shuttles.
To enjoy the experience to the máximum, we recommend to be prepared for cold weather and use sneakers or hiking shoes.
Besides being a touristic destination, the owners of the place are engaged to the environment, fighting deforestation of the nearby forests. In May, the management is planning to do a reforestation activity in which participants are to plant a tree. This is a vision of an ecological project that is meant to be self-sustained.
For more information visit: www.facebook.com/Hobbitenango
Text and pictures: Erick Chay