Family Travel – Coban Guatemala

To continue with our family adventures in Guatemala my husband and I decided that we wanted to visit Semuc Champey and the Lanquin Caves. For that we had to stay in the nearby town of Coban.

coban center

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Coban is a beautiful town located in the Alta Verapaz Department of Guatemala. It is located 1320 meters above sea level and it gets a bit chilly at night so don’t forget to bring a good jacket. It is also one of the major coffee producers of the country. Plus it is located among mountains and forests that guard one of Guatemala’s treasures: the Monja Blanca Orchid. (this country’s national flower).


As our accommodations we chose a tiny but beautiful hotel called Casa Duranta. It’s not luxurious, it’s not a super famous resort but it is beautiful, has gorgeous gardens and the rooms are very private. But before going to Semuc Champey and Lanquin we decided that we wanted to get to know the town a little bit better so we went out for a walk. We ended up getting to this town’s central park which I have to admit looks a lot better than I thought.


The next morning before we started our adventure to the main touristic spots of the region we went to another nearby hotel called La posada for a lovely breakfast.

Stay tuned for upcoming articles about my family adventures in Semuc Champey and the Lanquin Caves.

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About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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