The Hotel Casa Duranta is a hotel in the city of Coban. It is located close to the picturesque Central Park and to the interesting Museum of Prince Maya. Coban is also the center of one of the more important natural areas of Guatemala: Grottos, rivers with cascades, breeding grounds of orquídeas and other important natural reserves.
The rooms are ample, cozy and decorated with special taste including cable TV. In addition the hotel offers private parking, Internet corner, safe-deposit box and a beautiful courtyard garden, everything in a calm and pleasant atmosphere. Definitively Casa Duranta is the best hotel in Coban and perfect to visit the natural beauties of the area.
Cancellation / Prepayment
Children and extra beds
- Ironing Facilities
- Non-smoking rooms
- Safety Deposit Box
- WiFi Internet
The area of Coban is incredibly rich in flora and fauna and lakes are found throughout. Large, dense cloud forests of exceptional beauty, sparkling waterfalls and several incredible cave systems make it an ideal place for true Eco-tourists.
A charming city of 70,000 in habitants, Coban is the state capital of Alta Verapaz and a convenient base for exploring the area. Coban was founded in 1543 by Dominican priests and today is an important center of coffee and cardamom production. At the vivero Verapaz more than 650 species of orchids are cultivated (including the Monja Blanca, Guatemala’s national flower).
The Mario Dary Biotope Preserve was created to protect the Quetzal, the national bird and symbol of Guatemala. The preserve offers two nature paths through the cloud forest on mountains that reach 2,300 meters above sea. The vegetation is wide-leaf and pine trees with orchids, moss, ferns and bromelias in abundance. The Quetzal can be seen in the early morning hours.
In the region of Lanquin, water and minerals have created unique geologic formations. One such formation is Semuc Champey. Declared national monument, it is a series of waterholes cascading down through the cloud forest. The caves of Lanquin, close to the community with the same name, are the most visited in Guatemala and easy accessible.