Tours from Quetzaltenango (Xela) are available by contacting tour operators in the area or by contacting us directly. Make your reservation either by emailing us: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the following telephone numbers: +(502) 5348-5290 (Administration), +(502)4950-4283 (Office).
Private Room with Private Bath - Q230 per night (2 person maximum)
Private Room (shared bath) - Q85 per person
Dormitory Room w/bunk beds (shared bath) - Q65 per person
Meals – Q30-50 each
Tour Programming: (Q100 per person)
• NATURE HIKE: A 2-3 hour walking tour through the plantation and tropical forest; the tour includes explanations of coffee, macadamia, and local medicinal plants.
• HISTORY TALK: A member of the community gives a talk about the compelling history of the community’s struggle to obtain legal title to the land and a description of how the community is currently organized as a worker-owned cooperative.
• TOUR OF ALL THE COMMUNITY PROJECTS: A one hour tour of the 100-year-old coffee processing plant includes in-depth explanations of the extensive process that converts raw coffee into the coffee we drink. A tour of the other community projects includes: macadamia processing, micro hydroelectric plant, biodiesel workshop, water purification system, and bamboo furniture workshop.
•WATERFALL HIKE: A short walk through tropical forest leads to a majestic waterfall where visitors can relax, take pictures, and go for a swim.
What to bring:
Shoes and clothes for hiking, rain jacket, bathing suit (towels provided), sunscreen, hat, insect repellent, water bottle, money to purchase coffee, macadamia, snacks, and drinks.
Other Useful Information:
• There is no bank or ATM in the community. It is recommended to bring enough money, in cash, for your entire stay.
• There is internet in the office available for use at a small fee.
• Power comes from a diesel generator or hydroelectric plant which provides energy from 6-10pm. During the rainy season it is available 24 hours a day.
• Currently there is no hot water, but the climate is warm enough that it's not necessary.