If you are a fan of this stimulating beverage, you will love the fact that in Mexico, especially in Oaxaca and Chiapas, the experience with this beverage transcends the usual cup of coffee, as the plantations where it is produced are open for you to stay in them, enjoy their tropical climate and really get to know the process by means of which the seed is transformed into a delicious cup of coffee.
Since its arrival in Mexico in 1796, coffee became immediately integrated into the countryside, the tables and the tastes of the Mexican people. Currently, coffee produced in Veracruz, Chiapas and Oaxaca has denomination of origin, and its high quality has received awards worldwide.
In Chiapas, the famous Coffee Route will lead you to the mountainous areas of the state where these nineteenth century buildings are immersed in the green horizon. Each one of these haciendas offers a special experience: ecotourism activities such as hiking, bird watching and camping; adventure tourism such as rafting, rappelling and mountain biking; horseback riding, strolling through greenhouses, conservations programs for the local flora and fauna, thematic tours, and even spa services.
Among the plantations with the best facilities to stay and enjoy the aromas of coffee and the Chiapas jungle, are the Argovia, dating back to 1880, which offers cabins, suites, a restaurant serving European and Mexican cuisine and a temazcal. The Irlanda plantation offers a unique experience in its La Lucha camp and its preservation area, as well as tours of the fascinating cloud forest. The Chiripa is a plantation specializing in the production of the Marago gourmet coffee and its surroundings are perfect for adventure tourism.
The Hamburgo plantation is one of the most sophisticated in the area; here you will be able to enjoy an excellent spa service with enchanted panoramic views. In addition to the coffee museum, you can take thematic tours, as well as walk through the La Chiripa reserve and participate in activities such as rappelling and hiking.