From the Plantation to the Perfect Cup of Coffee

As we were traveling in Central America, home to some of the world’s best coffee, we took the opportunity to visit a coffee plantation in Antigua, Guatemala. We are huge coffee fans and it was too good an opportunity to miss seeing firsthand how coffee is grown and processed to get the perfect cup of coffee. It’s amazing how much work, most of it by hand, goes into growing and processing coffee. And that’s before we even get to the … Read More

Hiking Pacaya One of Guatemala’s Most Active Volcanoes in a Day

Guatemala has 37 volcanoes, 3 of them are active. From Antigua, you can climb several volcanoes, two of them active volcanoes, Pacaya (8,373 feet/ 2,552 meters) or Fuego. From elsewhere in the country, you can climb any number of the other dormant volcanoes. So, while we were in Antigua we decided to climb Pacaya, one of Guatemala’s most active volcanoes. It is close and easily accessible, and a short day hike. I know you are dying to know, the third active … Read More

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