Well, I was disappointed that I couldn't get to Bocas del Polochic Wildlife Reserve except by way of a $300 round trip boat ride. I told the office overseeing the tourism project that it was unfortunate they were limiting themselves to tourism by only the rich. That destination was my only reason for being in El Estor.
No offense to the little town but there isn't much there except for an awesome church with a cool blue fish on it, and that area of the lake isn't very clean.
I did, however, find an awesome hotel on the Lake (it was too late to move on to another town) and here is my review of it:
This is where I stayed after checking out of Posada de Don Juan because the room wouldn’t cool down from its sweltering heat and it was percolating the stringent cleaners used. It was the same price and 10 times higher quality. The sink and its taps are all made of wood and it is quite funky. It was my first carpeted room in Guatemala, but somehow it worked. There is a nice restaurant attached (no cocktails) and they made me a really hearty salad for dinner with an excellent homemade lime dressing. The hotel is right on the lakeshore, although I didn’t swim as I don’t consider Lago Izabal terribly clean, and in a quiet neighbourhood away from what might be referred to as the bustle of El Estor. If you have to stay in El Estor, this is the place to do it.