Airbnbs to stay in if you're visiting somewhere in the Coffee Belt
We don't know about you, but we're freezing up here in Upstate New York. So what do we do when we're freezing cold? Daydream about places where the only frozen thing that exists is the ice in my cocktail.
this photo is from the Guatemala listing, found below. All photos courtesy of Airbnb.
We put our caffeinated brains together to think of some of the best (read: warmest) places to travel along the Coffee Belt — the area of the world where coffee is grown. Coffee requires a very specific environment to grow and thrive, which include a rich soil, mild temperatures, lots of rain, a dry season, and shaded sun.
This environmental combination is found in places like India, Peru, and Costa Rica. The Coffee Belt strings through 70 countries that are known for tropical climates and rich environments, full of lush vegetation and optimal growing soils.
For some Coffee Belt vacations, we looked at Airbnb for the best places to stay if you want to drink the freshest and best-tasting coffee in the world.
This entire home is on a 6-acre coffee farm in Peru with views of the Urubamba valley, mountains, fruit plantations, and rain forests. This Airbnb sleeps more than 16 people, so get your entire friend group or family together and get going. On the property are two patios, a bar-restaurant rebuilt as a Spanish hacienda, two pools, and a natural waterfall. Oh, and you're close by to Machu Picchu.
This house is surrounded by coffee plantations and overlooks the mountains of Santa Maria de Dota in Costa Rica. The town center is close by with different restaurants and attractions, including local coffee tours. The house sleeps two people and is extremely affordable.
Unlike the first two Airbnbs, this place is not located on a coffee farm. However, it's in an area of Indonesia that's known for its delicious coffee, so you're guaranteed to have a great cuppa. The log cabins have a view to pine forest and Bandung city at night, as well as access to hiking, biking, and trekking. You're close by to different coffee farms and cafes, so you'll still get a full immersive coffee experience.
This Airbnb is found in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, which is known for its premium Mexican coffee. You'll find dozens of places to try authentic Mexican coffee, and the Airbnb is everything you'd want and more. It's a 15-minute walk to the town center and includes a garden, working fireplace, and beautiful decor. The house sleeps 7, so it's perfect for a family or friend trip.
This bright, cozy, artistic Airbnb is located in the center of beautiful Antigua. It features its own courtyard, breathtaking views of volcanoes, and is within walking distance to downtown, which has multiple cafes. Antigua is known for having a rich, full-bodied coffee with a smooth flavor and intense aroma. All I want in life is to drink coffee on that patio and never leave.
If you book a trip to any of these places, I have one request: Take. me. with. you.
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