We did a tour around the nearby coffee plantations and the factory. Very informative and an overall good experience. The only downfall was that we he had to wait 20minutes for the guide to finish his previous tour. Would highly recommend if you are interested on learning about the process of coffee and a bit of history.
The place is beautiful and well maintained. However the personel is rude. My family and I decided not to take any of the expensive "guided tours" ($20 by person). So we decided to go to the small restaurant, but honestly menu wasn't appealing. When personel realized we didn't give them our money, immediately they kicked us from there. My family and I couldn't believe this people was so aggressive and rude with tourists. I just don't understand the possitive reviews. Just looks like two years ago it was a good idea to visit this place and recent "Excelent" reviews are prepaid netcenter reviews. It seems all they want is your money with no value in return. Do yourself a favor and go somewhere else.
Plantation outside the city of Antigua - sounds lovely, doesn’t it? However, this is tourism at the lowest possible level. Their so called guided tour, two options available, 11 USD per person for a hundred meters walk, where you learn less than when you read a wikipedia article about coffee, a crap overpriced coffee at the restaurant that tastes like instant coffee in the worst youth hostel, surrounded by a shop full of things probably made in China - if there is a definition of tourist trap, there you have it.
We went to Finca Filadelfia for lunch and it was a great experience. The view from the restaurant was stunning, the staff was attentive, and the food was delicious, especially the chips and guac. We loved it there. Highly recommended!!
The plantation is very beautiful and surprisingly close to Antigua (just a short cab ride to the north). We enjoyed the horseback riding tour of the grounds and found it hilarious that they name their horses after US Presidents (mine was Jack Kennedy and my wife's was Lyndon Johnson). The trail is pretty narrow and steepish in a couple of places so they don't let you ride alone, but rather with a guide who has rope leads to the horses to help keep them on the path. But it was still enjoyable. We ate at the restaurant and the food and coffee were both good. The views from the property were lovely also. The only negative was that I left my glasses in their case on the table and didn't realize it until after we got back to our hotel. We called and the hotel staff looked for them but they couldn't locate them. I went back the next day to see the staff in person and I could tell by speaking with them that they really did make the effort to find them. A shame that someone picked them up, but it's on me though for leaving them there. Would definitely recommend a visit despite this.…
Enjoyed the coffee tour today and learned of the history of this beautiful estate . The property is so beautiful and serene . The tour is 20 American dollars and well worth it . It is best to call ahead and reserve . They ask for you to show up 15 minutes prior to tour . We were late due to traffic and they easily accomadated us . One learns the process of making he bean as well . Try the honey coffee and Ron zacapa drink at end .. it is worth playing for one can then pick up many items in store including the beans . The hotel looks lovely and I look forward to staying here one night when I return
Did you know coffee predates Jesus? The origin of coffee is Ethiopia where a goat Shepard noticed his goats were eating red berries and becoming energized. He picked some, boiled a bit and drank the coffee realizing he had the same energy and his hyper goats. Then roasted some beans, and loved the aroma. Arabica is all that’s grown here but there’s many types or subspecies one is Geisha. Won’t share the details let you mind wander on that one 🙄 This is a 4th generation establishment, they have a nice hotel, two restaurants with great food, zip line tours and the coffee tour I took was two hours and $20 USD. The entire plant is shown plus a tasting. Here’s some info: coffee pickers earn about $7-9 USD per day and pick on average 100 lbs of beans. The beans are sold green they don’t roast here. Top buyers in order are Starbucks, Japan and Taiwan. They sell on average $3.00 USD/pound. Starbucks charges anywhere from $10-15.00 per pound. Of course this is after shipping, roasting, packaging and transporting. Thanks for reading! …
Very interesting tour! They also have a very nice hotel and restaurant. If you want the more comfortable coffee tour with an industrial scale operation, then you will be pleased. Otherwise, for a more authentic choice, go with De La Gente.
Mere words cannot describe how beautiful this place is. The service is top notch but more importantly, warm, friendly and completely accommodating. I have never staying at a resort where I was treated so well and I have stayed in many. The staff is completely professional yet truly make you feel at home. The location is a paradise, surrounded in lush green vegetation. The menus at the restaurants have large varieties and the food is incredible. The Sunday Brunch is to die for. I highly recommend the coffee tour, it was informative and enjoyable. Our guide, Carlos, was knowledgeable and personable. His English was excellent but he went back in forth between Spanish to accommodate our whole party and he made the tour even better with his insight and experience. We had plans on renewing our marriage vows at a church but after being on the plantation for a couple of days, asked if we could hold the ceremony there. They happily accepted, made the necessary arrangement and all of that on short notice. They made their pergola into a beautiful, intimate wedding chapel. The ceremony was out of this world, truly unforgettable. I give this resort 5 stars plus. We are definitely going back.…
We LOVED our tour of the plantation!! We learned about the entire process of growing, harvesting, and roasting coffee, with a first-hand view of each step. Roberto was our guide, and he couldn’t have been more knowledgeable or enthusiastic— he kept us laughing and engaged during the entire tour!! A fantastic experience from start to finish— go!!