Responsible Tourism: Meeting with Local Businesses around Lake Atitlan

David’s Been Here tours the different lakeside destinations around Atitlan, beginning with a tuk tuk ride out to a local coffee plantation. Here David learns the processes of fertilizing the plants, which move from raw beans into worm castings, which are then used to fertilize the new coffee plants. Home to other high quality products, this FEDEPMA plantation is a wonderful place to pick up some locally produced goods. Back into the central part of San Pedro, David tours the local markets and immaculately clean church grounds before taking off to another village. Wrapping up in the village of San Juan, David learns all about the dying and weaving techniques of the local textile factories. To learn more about visiting these fascinating, cultural areas on Lake Atitlan, check out the DBH Guide to Guatemala, also available for your Kindle.

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