Chiantla (Chichicastenango, Quetzaltenango and Cuchamantanes, Guatemala)
At 3,000m on the Cuchumatanes plateau and owned by a charming French/Guatemalan couple. There are beautifully constructed stables and fine horses.
Riding is the main activity here (either day rides or longer treks). There are enough different circuits to occupy 3-4 days.
Guests stay either in the main house (plenty of blankets for the cold nights) or a separate guest house (no electricity).
When to go
Best November-April, in the wet season (May-October) it is usually only possible to ride in the mornings.