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…