Nueva Alianza is a beautiful, tranquil community, a perfect place for students to have a unique educational experience that is both international and cultural. If you would like to study Spanish or perhaps give college courses, Nueva Alianza is the perfect place to study and learn. Our covered patio is ideal for holding classes in the open air. The hotel offers plenty of space for students to study after class. We will happily work with you to customize a unique experience for your particular group.
Prices for School or University Groups: (prices are in Quetzales) Accommodation in shared rooms with bunk beds: Q65 per night, Private rooms with private bathrooms (ideal for teachers/group leaders): prices negotiable, Meals (including vegetarian options) Q25-50 each, depending on the type of food, Tour of the community projects (coffee, macadamia, water purification, lombricompost) : Q25 per person, Nature and Waterfall Hike: Q25 per person, Talk about the unique history of the Community: Q25 per person
Other Activities Available for Groups: Football (soccer) games with youth of the community, lunch or dinner with families of the community, lessons in making tortillas or tamales, making crafts out of bamboo or seeds with help from a community member, cooking classes with the community (learn how to make a traditional dish such as pepián or learn how to find and prepare traditional plants and herbs), macadamia or coffee collection with families.
Volunteer Oportunities: Painting the hotel or making a mural, maintenance of forest paths, cleaning the area around the the hotel, creating a garden project in the hotel, working in the lombricompost project, teaching recipes to the hotel cooks, teaching a first aid course, making signs for the paths, teaching dance or craft classes. *If any of the students have a special talent – music, crafts, cooking, photography, whatever – we’d love for them to share it with the community.
Other Advantages for choosing Nueva Alianza: You may rent the entire hotel for the exclusive use of your group, our employees are friendly and trained in hygienic food preparation, ample space for studying, a beautiful terrace and patio to enjoy nature and relax or do yoga, interaction with a friendly, welcoming community, Nueva Alianza is a very safe community, beautiful views of volcanoes, the subtropical forest, and the Pacific Ocean. Private Transportation from community members is available with advanced notice, public transportation to the Bus Terminal and Market in Retalhuleu is available daily, local stores to buy refreshments and snacks.
Ideas for Other Trips Near the Community: Abaj Takalik – an important archeological site from the Pre-classical period (1.5 hours away), Reserva Patrocinio - a private farm and reserve with magnificent wildlife including canopy tours (with 4 cables), a bird observation tower, nature paths, and a great lunch (45 minutes away), Xocomil – the best water park in Guatemala, great fun for all, especially for relaxing and swimming! Comunidad Loma Linda – another beautiful community farm very close to Nueva Alianza with an interesting history. Loma Linda is where our coffee is roasted and labeled for selling. Enjoy nature and look for birds, including the famous Quetzals of Guatemala!