It all began with the purchase of a professional Italian coffee- espresso-machine. At Panajachel there was not a real good place to have a good brewed coffee ( besides coffee king Mike at Crossroads Café ;), so we thought this could be fun to proudly sell good coffee at the main street “Calle Santander”, be available for tandem flights and we would also be able to display our art at our brand new shop.
There was no other name we could think of but REALWORLD Café, in honor of one of the best musicians and artists ever, the great master Peter Gabriel, who also is founder of the label REALWORLD RECORDS, England. Real music, best coffee, paragliding and art, this would be the perfect and coziest nest we could think of!
As time passed by, the coffee was doing well, but the flying was doing better, and the day came when we had to decide if to keep on growing as a nice coffee shop or to become more outdoors and spend more time flying at the mountains. It did not make too much sense to run a mediocre coffee shop and, there was not enough cash to pay for more personal. The choice was obvious, we wanted to fly and so, Realworld Café suffered a metamorphosis turning into Realworld Paragliding.
We have been tandem flying since 2006. We are representatives of Independence Gliders, Ozone Paragliders and Nova, and only fly with the best gear and safety reserves available. For us flying is enjoying life in its purest sobriety, playing with the elements and becoming one with Nature. No pollution, no noise, no cabin, just you in closeness to freedom. We love what we do and we respect what we love.