"We rented Nathalie's house on the mountain for six weeks-for our family of six. It was an unbelievable experience. We wanted to immerse our kids in the culture of the country and of the village. We rented Nathalie's other village house to do arts and crafts and games with the village kids, and it was such a blessing! We got to know all the kids, played with them, became friends, jumped off the docks and swam, did activities with them, held a small store for them to earn coins and buy a piece of clothing or toy, we just immensely enjoyed the whole experience. Nathalie's home on the hill is magnificent. It is set up completely to enjoy the outdoors, which we did. The hike is a small hike, but only a small price to pay for the unbelievable views and the privacy. We visited the markets a couple times a week in Pana, visited the orphanage in Solola(Eagle's Nest), helped build garden beds for Mayans who completed their classes so they can grow fresh food for themselves through Mayan Eco Homestead, and tried to teach and love the village kids. We loved the boats to and from Pana, which we will miss the most. It's the best commute you will ever have in your life. Nathalie is a great host, and Luciano, the 14 year old boy who takes care of the house and anything you need became our friend and buddy. He had kids at the dock when we arrived in a rainstorm, and they grabbed our luggage, put it on their heads, and ran it to the house. Same for when we were leaving. Very helpful, fixed things if they needed it, very responsible. All I can say to sum up is, it was a life changing experience. The house was magnificent, the village was a great experience, Nathalie is awesome, and our family will miss it there completely. Thanks Nathalie!!!"
Guest: Cynthia O.
Date of Stay: June 2015
Review Submitted: July 17, 2015