The Pacific Coast, Exotic and Diverse

Extensive coasts of volcanic sand will welcome visitors to a beautiful place of natural reserves.

Its splendid 300- kilometer- long beaches allow visitors to practice surfing and sport fishing, especially sailfish, sport that has been recognized as number one in the region and second in the world. The habitats of this region are great for the development of turtle hatcheries and mangroves, and facilitate the subsistence of the ecosystems for diverse species.

In this region it is also possible to climb volcanoes, to practice birdwatching, to visit important archeological sites like Takalik Abaj in Retalhuleu and El Baúl in Escuintla. In Retalhuleu the whole family may also enjoy important recreational and theme parks that allow the experiencing of harmony and entertainment.

The Pacific Coast, Exotic and Diverse

Destinations in The Pacific Coast, Exotic and Diverse

Auto Safari Chapín, Escuintla

Auto Safarí Chapin is located in 81kms of CA-2 route in Guanagazapa.  This zoo safari in style, with a range of animals, is a pleasant site for children and adults. Besides, it offers services and recreational installations.   ...

Port of San José, Escuintla

51 kms from Escuintla, offers beaches of black sand with hotel complex. Besides, the Pacific Coast offers one of the best places in the world for sport fishing, especially the sailfish. ...

Monterrico, Santa Rosa

Having as a heart the Monterrico town, in the municipality of Taxisco, this reserve is a section of the Chiquimulilla  Channel, conformed by shores, mangles, and rivers represented in a magnificence way. At the shore you can enjoy delicious seafood, drink a fresh coconut, or take a wonderful skin color. You will also enjoy the sunsets or be a volunteer at the different environmental programs carried out by the Center of Conservationists Studies. ...

Xetulul and xocomil, Retalhuleu

Other place very popular by the tourist is IRTRA, which are located the Aquatic Parks Xocomil and Xetulul, in San Martín Zapotitlán. It offers to the visitor diverse activities of rest, distraction and diversion. It is considered the most beautiful and ambitious of all Latino America. ...

Abaj Takalik Archaeological Site, Retalhuleu

4.5 kms from El Asintal, in the Retalhuleu Department is found Abaj Takalik, located not far away from Pacific Coast of Guatemala.Currently have been found more than one hundred edifications and up than 170 sculptures, some with great dimension. This zone offers excellent hotels and natural reserve zones as Manchón Uamuchal.In this city, associated with the Mayan underground, are found impressionist archaeological pieces some belongs to the glyphic year that correspond at the most ancient year of the new world. It has an especial relevance the visit to mysteriouscity, Abaj...

The Pacaya volcano,

Lots to see in Guatemala and adventures abound throughout the country, where the landscapes are always amazing and culture continues to delight. Of all these options, why you should include the Pacaya Volcano in your travel plans? Perhaps the Pacaya volcano appears to be just one of a myriad of tourist attractions. But, have you had the experience of climbing an active volcano to the crater to see inside or sometime in your life you have seen up to 10 volcanoes at the same time? Read a little more and...


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