A Travellerspoint blog

Cobán

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.

IMG_2647.jpg

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.

IMG_2660.jpg

IMG_2664.jpg

IMG_2703.jpg

IMG_2708.jpg

IMG_2718.jpg

IMG_2715.jpg

Cobán is definitely the kind of place that grows on you....

Posted by ReneeJared 10:36 Archived in Guatemala

Email this entryFacebookStumbleUpon

Table of contents

Be the first to comment on this entry.

This blog requires you to be a logged in member of Travellerspoint to place comments.

Enter your Travellerspoint login details below

( What's this? )

If you aren't a member of Travellerspoint yet, you can join for free.

Join Travellerspoint