Finca La Florida

Welcome To La Florida

Community Farm & Ecotourism Project

In the beautiful western highlands of Columba, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, you will find a community with a spirit that is as rich as the volcanic soil. Though the Colomba area is known for its abundant natural resources and pleasant climate, it also suffers from high unemployment and
“ a community with a
spirit that is as rich as
the volcanic soil.“
poverty. The people of La Florida, founded the community as a safe haven and won their land after a 20 year campaign for freedom and equality. Today the families of Finca La Florida invite you to join them in building a better future.

Finca la Florida isn’t just a tranquil vacation destination. This welcoming community shows you the real campesino (farmer) experience, offers total Spanish immersion, and gives you the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of many. Whether you get involved by volunteering, donating, or even vacationing, you are helping over 40 hardworking families in their struggle for justice, health, education, and self-sufficiency. - Learn more

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Fundraising Project Success!

January 12th, 2013

In November 2012, a 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck near San Marcos, Guatemala, less than 100km from La Florida. The country mourned a disaster that killed at least 52 people in nearby cities and villages. The Finca sustained many damages as well that will have a direct impact on their core business and result in a loss of income.

Thanks to a group of volunteers, an Indiegogo account was created to raise funds that would help repair the damages and minimize the impact to their business. On January 12th, the fundraising project ended, and the goal was exceeded, having raised $5,615 USD.

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