Guatemala's South


Global Mark : 12.00

Ratings by criteria : 

Charm Scenery Culture Tradition Market Relax Fiesta 


 3 5 1 2 1 4 4 2 11.00

Ratings by backpackers :

Surveyed Liked  Comeback  Recommend  Range AVER.
14 86%(12) 86%(12) 86%(12) 3 to 18 13.00

Note : I did not visit this place. You are welcome to contribute !

Description :
The nicest beach on the Pacific coast (for Guatemala, of course !)

Comments : As far as beaches are concerned, this is the travelers' favorite

What to do ? Go at the beginning of the week / Enjoy the panoramas of the nature reserve / Walk the black sand beach / Watch turtles heading for the sea (turtle nesting ground) / Explore the mangrove swamp on a cayuco /

What you may not like ? It is tricky to reach as you have to change bus a couple of times (first to Taxisco, then to La Avellana, then a boat) / It is noisy and full of locals (some drunk) from Guatemala city during WE / It is therefore tricky to find cheap accomodation on Thursday, Friday & WE. / The rubbish / The relatively higher price for accomodation (up by 50% during WE) / 

How long ? It's up to you !

Where to stay ? Most are on the beach. You should be able to find something in the Q30-50 range during the week. Prices go up by 50% during the WE.

Where to eat ? At the hotels or at a comedor in the village

Onward to Guatemala City / Antigua