Cobán is a little town high up in the mountains of Guatemala and is known for its coffee and orchids. We stayed in the center of town which surrounded a very rundown plaza with shady characters milling about so our first impression of the place wasn't good. However, we spent a morning walking around the neighborhoods and found the rest of the town to be much nicer.
We did a tour of a finca (coffee plantation). It was cool learn about one of our favourite beverages.
There was also an orchid plantation just on the outskirts of the town and the main feature was the miniature orchids that they grew as well as the Monja blanca orchid which is their national flower.
Cobán is definitely the kind of place that grows on you....