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FINCA ARGOVIA RESORT

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FINCA ARGOVIA RESORT
Accommodations in a green jewel, coffee and tropical flowers plantation, located in Tapachula, Chiapas.

In the heart of a lush tropical environment in the Sierra Madre of Chiapas, Southern Mexico lays a unique and heavenly place, a beautiful and prestigious old coffee-plantation called Finca Argovia.

The resort, which comprises a “gastronomy” hotel and the growing of coffee in a jungle setting, offers picture perfect landscapes, rivers, a special architecture and a mixture of European culture and Mesoamerican Indian tradition. The Argovia Finca Resort provides visitors and overnight guests a taste of the unique style that is characteristic of this region of the Soconusco.

The hotel is member of the distinguished group “Tesoros de Morelos” (Treasures of Morelos.)

The hotel:
The Resort seduces by its extraordinary nature, its flora and its fauna and by the spectacular views of mountains towards the sea. So that you enjoy a comfortable lodging in this tropic, there are to your disposition four categories of accommodation. Reserve the category that you wish and discover the luxury of the sunset in the jungle:

  • Three Casitas: The three small houses on the hill at the end of a coffee plantation have ample space and verandas with a spectacular view to the rivers and mountains of the region. The luxury of a night of enchantment in the jungle is at hand. Each house comes with two individual beds (possibility of an extra bed), fan, minibar, coffeemaker and bath with shower.

  • Three Cabañas: The cabins at the start of the coffee plantation hill each offer comfort for two people. The style of the cabins is that of the traditional wooden houses in the region and they all have a special “Living Room” in the green of the forest; a wide open air terrace. Each cabin comes with a king size bed, fan, minibar, coffeemaker and bath with shower.

  • One fully equipped house with two rooms

  • One room by the main house (Casa Grande)

Facilities:

  • Tienda Ceiba: A gift shop with natural products from the property and handicrafts from the region

  • Temazcal: A traditional Mesoamerican sauna

The Resort advices guests to bring with them:

  •  Practical clothes

  • Comfortable walking shoes without heels

  • Suntan lotions

  • Mosquito repellents

  • During the rainy season (May - October): rainwear

Languages spoken: Spanish, English and German

Argovia gastronomy:
Gourmets choose the Resort for its excellent kitchen. The chef has many years of experience from working in South America and Northern Mexico

Meals being offered:

  • Breakfast, lunch, and supper a la carte

  • Special menus for anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, or other events

  • Half and Full Board for lodging guests

  • Room service for lodging guests, and of course the plantation’s own Argovia Coffee

Restaurant “Tierra de Café”:
The restaurant has an innovative menu based on fusion cuisine, with a European touch and international specialties; “Tierra de Café” offers a delighting and refreshing gastronomic experience in a casual atmosphere. The food is prepared with a variety of natural ingredients, including fruits and spices cultivated on the property.

Bar and Cafeteria “Bamboo”:
This is a Bar & Coffee Shop with a floating terrace in the middle of the forest.

Argovia congresses:
This new area will provide facilities for conferences and meetings, illuminated by natural light, having a terrace, being equipped with standard technology and providing space for festivities and social functions.

The Argovia experience:
Here and in a fresh approach, one can get in touch with nature, learn, and experience authentic adventures, following a great number of nature paths. You have the opportunity to observe the flora and fauna, and the cultivation of coffee and tropical flowers. Guests will be familiarized with the history and tradition of a coffee plantation and today’s modern differentiation into becoming a sustainable, diversified and ecological agricultural concept.

Agro-Argovia tour:
Within this tour you get to know the agrarian parts of the property and will see its diversification. The tour takes approximately four hours with guide: Two hours in the morning by vehicle and two hours in the evening walking.

In the morning - Parts of the flower and the coffee plantation:
The fabulous tropical climate, the radiating sun during the 365 days of the year and a favorable humidity, turn Finca Argovia into a perfect paradise for the cultivation of tropical plants and flowers. In a riot of colors, you will take a ride within an ocean of vegetation and will discover the diversity of flowers and tropical plants that are cultivated here: Bird of Paradise, gingers, bananas, torches, heliconias, anthuriums, palms, bamboos and many more. You will also discover all the secrets that exist in order to prepare a good cup of coffee, from the selection of the plant, its care and its protection until the harvest of the mature cherry: a fascinating and delicate cycle.

In the evening - The part of the processing:
Learn the process of cultivating coffee that is used today by the 4th generation of proprietors in the wet and the dry mills. Explanations of the process of the coffee bean transformation, from harvesting and receiving the fruit, the pulping, fermentation and washing in the wet mill, to the drying, storing, shelling and classification of the green bean in the dry mill. The opportunity of roasting your own coffee is being offered.

Walks through the coffee forest:
Two alternative routes are being offered, around the finca and towards the river, or to the observation tower. Bring binoculars, since besides the impressive flora there is always a good chance to watch many kinds of tropical birds.

Visits to the Finca Violeta:
This is journey back in time, to the 19th Century. You will visit one of the oldest houses on the property, still representing the charm and beauty of their era. On the same finca, one also finds the first house in the region built from cement: the White House of the Soconusco.

Tours offered upon request:

  • Alternative biking tours

  • Walking trips through the different areas of vegetation: From coffee-level, cloud forest and secondary forest up to an altitude of 2400m above sea level

  • Visits to other fincas

  • How did the German immigrants live at the time and how did they fight homesickness? How did they maintain their culture and traditions in a foreign land, whose language they did not originally speak? Experience the history during a trip offered by experienced guides.

How to get to the Finca Argovia from Tapachula:
The ride to Argovia is a 45 minutes drive (40 km.) The road called “Nueva Alemania” connects the finca with the center of Tapachula. Just follow the signboards “Ruta del Café.”

Driving through several villages, the road later leads to Argovia, passing by the Finca Eduviges. From there on, it only takes five more minutes. It is an interesting route and you notice the immediate change of nature driving from 160m up to 650m above sea-level. The smell of coffee is everywhere.

History of Argovia:
The founding of Finca Argovia took place in 1880, when a Swiss family immigrated from Switzerland’s Canton “Argau” to Mexico and gave the finca the equivalent name in Spanish; “Argovia.” At the end of the 19th Century, the Swiss sold the property to the German immigrant Adolf Giesemann. And, up till today the finca has been in the hands of the same family, now the 4th generation.

From the beginning, the coffee growing families of the Soconusco region had to live totally independent and somewhat isolated lives, due to the difficulties of transportation to Tapachula, which was three days away in travel time.

The objective of the property has always been to focus on high quality of the product, and using technical support that will preserve the sensitive ecosystem. From the start to present days, the Finca has utilized a humid and a dry mill in addition to a plant of residual water treatment, the first of its kind in Mexico. The treatment plant recycles all the residues and generates an excellent organic fertilizer.

The proprietor, Mr. Bruno Giesemann Eversbusch, acknowledges that due to the decline in international prices of coffee, the future of the property lies in the diversification of its products. This acknowledgement has made him transform parts of the Finca into a gigantic cultivation area for over 125 species of tropical plants. For the same reason, parts of the Finca are dedicated to the development of tourism, for day time activities and for lodging. In this manner, one can protect and maintain the ancestral heritage and history, the toil and the struggle of one’s family will not be forgotten.

Ecological point of view:
In order to protect the environment, Finca Argovia employs processes such as:

  • Treatment of residual waters

  • Recycling of residues and by-products of the coffee through worms

  • Organic handling of the coffee plantation

  • Strictly limited use of chemical products

  • All the electricity of the property is generated by a hydroelectric plant being more than one hundred years old. For this reason, so much water runs in different channels on the land of the finca.

The finca also manages several programs of protection of grounds, protection of water sources and of reforestation techniques. For that reason, the Finca has gained the recognition of The Rainforest Alliance, an American organization spearheading the protection of the environment. Visitors are being asked to respect nature as much as possible. The rivers, forests and animals are our future; water is health, beauty and life and the forests are the lungs of our earth.

For prices, reservations, availability and bookings, please contact us at: visit@luxuriousmexico.com

 

 

 

       
 

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