On a trip to La Azotea museum and their coffee plantation in Antigua, Guatemala, we photographed some educational descriptions of some of the differences in the Guatemalan regions — the highlands, the lowlands and the coastal hills.
We’ll provide a picture and a written description, in three separate posts, with this third post focusing on Guatemala’s coastal hills.
As shown in the picture below, the placard’s description is first in Spanish, and then the Spanish converted to English on the right side.
Altitude: 1,500 – 5,000 feet
Building Materials: stones, river reeds, reeds of corn or bamboo, straw for roofs
Crops: corn, black beans, vegetables, tropical fruits, coffee, cacao, flowers
Means of Sustenance: agriculture and commerce. Around Lake Atitlan: fishing and use of fiber of tul and lake reeds for weaving mats.