During February, Escuela Caracol was benefited by incredible activities organized by two of the best-knowed ventures of San Marcos la Laguna, Hostel del Lago, and Shangri-La.

Bryan and Sarah are the owners of the project that has one of the best views of the lake; their dock is perfect for meditating or just for contemplating the natural beauties of the region; they also offer yoga lessons, sauna service and a restaurant that includes an exquisite selection of Guatemalan dishes on their menu. Bryan and Sarah are always looking for ways to contribute to the community of  San Marcos la Laguna. On February the 2nd, Hostel del Lago celebrated their eight-anniversary providing comfortable hosting at great prices for the tourists of Lake Atitlán. They had an amazing and fun fundraising party that gave all the incomes from entrance fees and a percentage of the sells from the “mercadito” hosted during the journey as a donation for Escuela Caracol.

On the 23rd, one of the most successful artistic festivals of Atitlán took place at Shangri-La farm. Tim and Osnart, Shangri-La owners, are the parents of one of our loveliest “caracolitos” from kindergarten and have been amazing contributors with the school for a long time. They have hosted the “Harvest Festival” for the last five years, an activity that has kept growing, becoming one of the “must” on the calendar of social activities at San Marcos la Laguna. They decided to donate a percentage of all the incomes from this year’s edition to our school. Shangri-La produces one of the best coffee blends from the region, so, If you ever visit San Marcos la Laguna, looking for a pack of these incredible grains at one of the local stores is a really good idea.

Thanks to these and to all our beloved friends that are constantly looking for ways to support and contribute with Escuela Caracol and with our community.

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