Welcome to my next trip report, which will recount my recent trip to Guatemala. You know what surprised me the most? The coffee was simply fabulous everywhere I went. If you’re a coffee aficionado, that alone is reason enough to visit Guatemala.
For The Love Of Coffee: My Trip To Guatemala
I suppose I should have known that the coffee would be good in Guatemala, but it was really good. And while many warned me what a horrible city Guatemala City was, I quite enjoyed it…the tree-lined streets and many cafés were right up my alley.
The point of the trip was to check a new country off my list and review the Copa 737MAX, but I ended up really enjoying my time in Guatemala and want to take my family back.
Like most of my trips, my stay was brief. I spent two nights at the Hyatt Centric in Guatemala City and did a day trip to Antigua, which was a beautiful city (that also had a great coffee).
I flew nonstop on United Airlines from Los Angeles to Guatemala City and then flew back in economy class from Guatemala City to Panama City onboard a 737-800 then in business class from Panama City to Los Angeles, a flight of over six hours, on a 737MAX using United PlusPoints to upgrade.
The ticket was about $440 r/t and I received a complimentary elite upgrade on the outbound.
Here’s what you can expect for this trip report:
United Airlines 737-800 Business Class To Guatemala City
Hyatt Centric Guatemala City
Great Coffee In Guatemala City
24 Hours In Guatemala City: A Perfect Itinerary
Great Coffee In Antigua, Guatemala
24 Hours In Antigua, Guatemala: A Perfect Itinerary
Copa 737-800 Economy Class Guatemala City To Panama City
Copa 737MAX Business Class Panama City To Los Angeles
Guatemala felt very safe to me, the people were kind, and it was very reasonable…that’s my kind of place to visit. I ended up bringing home a lot of coffee beans. With great food and spectacular coffee, I cannot wait to return…