1. Travel
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

Lancha

By

Lancha

Lanchas on the Rio Dulce, Guatemala

Kirsten Noelle Hubbard
Definition:
In Central America, a lancha is a small passenger motorboat. You’ll encounter them when crossing lakes such as Lake Atitlan and Lago de Nicaragua, on riverboat journeys, and even when traveling between islands.

La Lancha is also the name of a resort owned by Francis Ford Coppola on Lake Peten Itza, near the Tikal ruins in Guatemala.

Pronunciation: Launch-ah
Also Known As: Motorboat, Lancha motora, Lancha de motor
  1. About.com
  2. Travel
  3. Central America Travel
  4. Culture, History & Language
  5. Glossary
  6. Lanchas Boats and Ferries - Central America Glossary Definition of Lancha - Central America Transportation

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.