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Travel Guide to Pacific Coast, Guatemala

Map of the Area

  • 300km long and 50km wide
  • sometimes as high as 37°C (99°F)
  • UTC (GMT) -6 hrs
  • Guatemalan Quetzal at Q7.16 Quetzal = $1 USD.
  • Spanish
  • Escuintla Department (2002) 119,897
  • 13°56′0″N 91°09′0″W

Pacific Coast of Guatemala

Guatemala's Pacific coast enjoys warm tropical weather throughout the year, and sunshine a good 300 days a year... This Pacific Paradise will never let you down, with world class beach breaks for surfing and body boarding, and miles of pristine canals to practice your favorite water sports in.

Pacific Coast Guatemala - Travel Guide - Tropical Discovery

Main attractions in Pacific Coast, Guatemala

With rich mangrove flora, miles of black sand volcanic beaches and temperatures hovering in the upper 80’s year round, Guatemala’s coast is truly a sun lover’s paradise. Walks along the beach, horse back riding, visits to the turtle sanctuary, paddle boarding, yoga, kayaking, swimming, surfing, and nature walks through the mangroves are just some of the many activities offered on the Pacific Coast. To find out more, please contact us!

Pacific Coast Guatemala - Travel Guide - Tropical Discovery


The Pacific Coast is not only well known for its long black-sand beaches and the turtles nesting on its shores from September to January, it also plays an important part in Guatemala’s sugar and coffee industry due to its ports and the sugar farms throughout the region. Sport fishing, amusement parks and a wealth of nature in the mangroves along the coast are further attractions of this area.


Sipacate National Reserve

Sipacate Naranjo is one of the best conservated remnants of mangrove forest in Guatemala`s southern coast, and is also one of the region`s most important ecosystems due to it`s productivity and biodiversity. These forests protect the coast from beach destruction due to hurricanes. In the park it is possible to appreciate lagoons and black sand beaches, that cover an area of 20 km long (12.5 miles).

One of the most impressive sites in the area is "La Poza del Nance", for it witnesses the annual arrival of numerous Black Sea Turtles and Olive Ridey Sea Turtles. Sipacate Naranjo is therefore a sea turtle sanctuary and a very fragile ecosystem that needs protection.

The beaches of Sipacate Naranjo area ideal for surfing, in general, they are the best along the Guatemalan Pacific side. Surfboard rental, lodging, and food services are available at really comfortable prices.

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Hotel Dos Mundos

Hotel Dos Mundos Pacific Coast Guatemala

The hotel, surrounded by gardens of cactus and palm trees, is the perfect place to rest by the sea, both as a couple, as a family or with friends

avg/night$90.00 SELECT
Pacific Pearls Lodge

Pacific Pearls Lodge Pacific Coast Guatemala

A short boat ride through a breathtaking National Reserve and protected mangrove forest, will take you to the exclusive Pacific Pearls Lodge, Guatemala's premier Eco-lodge.

avg/night$145.00 SELECT
Sailfish Oasis Lodge

Sailfish Oasis Lodge Pacific Coast Guatemala

The Sailfish Oasis Lodge, sitting on the edge of a canal overlooking mangroves, is the perfect place to relax after a long day of fishing.

avg/night$1, 370.00 SELECT

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