Cafe Las Flores – After a very early wake-up call, we head to Cafe Las Flores, a coffee farm that also doubles as an eco-tourism destination. What followed was a canopy tour through the farm. Unnnnn-believable. Make sure to ask Ty about how she forgot how to slow down at the end of a zip line and completely smashed into the poor guy on the receiving platform.
Grenada – Onwards to a restaurant that serves a local fish prepared just right. This really hits the spot and is one of the best meals we’ve had all trip long.
Grenada is an old colonial town and we stay just off the main square in Hotel Con Corazon, another social enterprise that uses its profits to fund educational programs for children. You just can’t get enough of this stuff.
Antonio runs a social enterprise that takes abused and disadvantaged kids in so that they have a good paying job making hammocks on the condition that they go to school and keep their grades up. If the grades slip, they’re out of there. He is an amazingly dynamic man of unbelievable conviction.
Since last year, Antonio has opened a cafe that employs deaf and mute people. To order, you must use sign language. In this picture, our professor, Peter Roberts, is signing his name out to one of the waitresses. Unbelievably cool stuff. The name of the place, “Cafe de Las Sonrisas” means Cafe of the Smiles.