Ecofiltro provides water filters for needy Guatemalans in order to eliminate disease, improve quality of life, and reduce deforestation and carbon emissions.
Tour revenue will contribute to the acquisition of water filters for public schools in rural Guatemala.
Monday to Friday
Adults, Families, Professionals
5 to 20
Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)
Discover the work of Ecofiltro, which works to prevent illness due to water contamination and reduce deforestation in Guatemala. Both of these issues are linked to the lack of drinkable water. Since 97% of lakes and rivers in the country are contaminated, drinking unheated water means illness and possible premature death, a fate 1 in 20 Guatemalan children already face. In addition, deforestation is a major issue in Guatemala due to the demand for firewood needed to boil water. Through the use of water filters that remove 99.99% of bacteria, Ecofiltro combats this problem and reduces deforestation as well as harmful carbon emissions.
Take a tour of the factory that produces these amazing water filters as Ecofiltro staff explain in detail how they work. Watch and interact with a team of dedicated Guatemalan workers, who create each filter from scratch using environmentally-friendly methods. Finally, learn about the nationwide carbon offset program that aims to decrease the burning of natural fuels, and explore an organic garden. Every tour participant’s booking provides one water filter for Guatemalans in need, so join in saving lives and habitats today and help make a difference!
The tour of Ecofiltro is incredibly informative. I learned so much about the water problems affecting Guatemala and how Ecofiltro are supporting rural communities and schools. Ecofiltro's water filters really are a revolutionary product for Guatemala's water situation and it was amazing to hear about their evolution and to see them in production. The co-founder, Philip, was the tour guide too. He was really enthusiastic and so knowledgeable. Ecofiltro also support a number of local artisans who create unique designs for the water filters, which you can see during the factory tour as well. I'd definitely recommend visiting this org if you're in the Antigua area and interested in learning more about the socio-cultural and environmental issues affecting Guatemalans.
RN-14 KM.77, San Lorenzo el Cubo, Guatemala
Taxi or bus to factory, 5 minutes from Antigua.
To provide clean water for all.
Water filters for schools
Water filters for hospitals
Water for Life Program