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Monterrico beach at sunset
By bus from Guatemala City to Iztapa (from the bus terminal in zona 4, 05:00-18:00 more or less every hour, 1 hour and 45 min), boat across the canal of Chiquimulilla til Puerto Viejo, and from there by bus to Monterrico (four buses a day). Or by bus to Taxisco, another bus to La Avellana, and finally boat to Monterrico. There is also 3 direct buses from Guatemala City to La Avellana, leaving the bus terminal in zona 4 at 10:30, 12:30 and 14:30 (check the schedule with Transportes Cubanita). From Antigua you can use a shuttle service that is more expensive, but maybe more comfortable and with less hassle. By car head for Escuintla - Puerto Quetzal - Iztapa - ferry to Puerto Viejo - and then to Monterrico. Or you can take the Carretera al Pacífico from Escuintla - Taxisco - La Avellana and ferry to Monterrico.
There's not much going on in Monterrico, the beach life is pretty much it. At times there is a lot of litter along the beach, although the hotels between the Dulce y Salado and the Eco Beach place generally keep it clean.
Spanish school Proyecto Lingüstico Monterrico, Calle Principal, Monterrico Taxisco, Tel 619-8200, 691-7505, email@example.com. 20 hours/week USD 60 (+ accommodation USD 85).
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Many of the hotels along the beach have restaurants. Some of the best are at the Hotels "Café del Sol" y "Pez de Oro" and "Johnnys". For a cheaper alternative, try the places along Calle Principal. The bar El Caracol also serves some light meals.
The hotels usually operates with different prices for weekends-weekdays. On the weekends it can be difficult to get a room at your hotel of choice. Book ahead, or be prepared to walk along the beach asking for available rooms.
Shuttle service to Antigua Saturday and Sunday Q40. Reservations at Proyecto Lingüstico Monterrico. The Hotel El Delfin also runs a shuttle service.