In the western highlands of Honduras, visitors will find two distinctive coffee plantations near Copán Ruinas: Finca Santa Isabel (Café Welchez) and Finca El Cisne. A tour of each educates on the growing, harvesting and production of coffee beans. At Finca Santa Isabel, guests hike along a hillside nature trail amid coffee plants with plenty of chances to sight birds, including mot mots and oropendolas. At Finca El Cisne, visitors explore the plantation by horseback on trails that border the coffee plantation and that provide panoramic views of the countryside. At each, they will also learn about the harvesting and production of the beans, and can end their visit with a meal and a hot cup of fresh Honduran coffee.
Finca Santa Isabel (Café Welchez): El Cisne:
(This video was filmed in July 2009, in conjunction with the Honduras Institute of Tourism.)