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Amazing views and a glimpse into the real rural Central America experience

What an amazing day! From meeting the owner Carlos to being guided by the incredibly... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2020
mcartini
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Roatan, Honduras
FANTASTIC!!!!

Finca el cisne is rated #7 in things to do while in Copan, but after visiting Copan for 15 years... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2020
Jill W
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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 24 December 2019

In four weeks around Central America, this was by far the best experience we had. Carlos is a cultivated guide with an impressive knowledge about the nature, his country and farming. He did everything to make our day as comfortable as possible. The drive up to the Finca itself is impressive as it Leads through different climate zones and gives you an insight into the local communities. At the Finca you’ll get a feeling how sustainable agriculture works. The horse ride was the best I experienced in all of Latin America. On well treated, beautiful horses you’ll ride through an impressive landscape and at the same time get a feeling of how the local cowboys work. Afterwards you’ll get a delicious meal cooked by Doña Irma and finally you can relax in the beautiful natural springs, probably the best way to end such a day. All in all we were more than happy with the service and will recommend it 100%. There is no better way of getting to know Honduran hospitality and culture!

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed 14 December 2019 via mobile

It is a working farm. I learned a lot more about growing and marketing coffee and cacao and cardamom. The Castejon family are superb hosts, and Carlos is warm, gracious, very knowledgeable, and an excellent teacher and tour guide. The scenery was fabulous, you could get as close to the flora and fauna as you care to, the food and drink was authentic if not home-made, and uniformly well prepared and presented. I visited to preview a medical clinic in Agua Caliente as a possible site for a mission trip in 2021, find out how they set up a communication tower for high-speed internet access, and get more familiar with coffee and cacao farming practices. My expectations were exceeded in all 3 efforts. This place deserves closer to a 99% 5-star rating...IMHO

Date of experience: December 2019
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Reviewed 1 December 2019

For most of our group this was the best thing we did in Copan. Carlos picked us up after breakfast in his pickup and took us to the farm. Everyone from our twenty-something son to my active 80's mother had a great time. All enjoyed the two hour horseback tour of the farm, learning about the coffee and cacao, and asking Carlos lots of questions! The coffee harvest had begun so we got to see how the berries are processed and the beans dried to make top quality coffee. We had a delicious lunch and the hot springs trip after the farm tour was a wonderful bonus! I'd do it again!!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 November 2019 via mobile

Six of us decided to tour the farm as we were interested in their eco tourism program. They have a small coffee plantation as well as cocoa and cardamon. Carlos, the owner showed us all around the plantation and we had an amazing lunch following the tour. Time didn’t allow for a horseback ride, but I will save that for next time! What a stellar job! It is rustic and you will walk a bit on uneven ground and climb stairs on this tour. I recommend long pants and a long sleeve shirt.

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 28 August 2019

Carlos was so warm and accommodating! He picked us up at our hotel to drive to his farm, Finca el Cisne. We learned all about the coffee and cacao processes. We went for a wonderful ride on horses for over 2 hours in the mountains. We learned about many different plants and fruits. The views were amazing!! The horses were well-kept and a pleasure to ride. We came back to the farm and there was a DELICIOUS lunch made from everything local. We come from the island of Roatan and we were so pleased at the variety and freshness of the food- it was fit for a gourmet restaurant! Everyone we met on the farm was very, very nice. The trip is topped off with spending a relaxing and beautiful place at the Luna Jaguar hot springs. It truly was the best of the 5 days spent in Copan!

Date of experience: August 2019
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