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"Monterrico beach at sunset">Monterrico beach at sunset
Monterrico beach at sunset

Monterrico is the most popular beach in Guatemala and also the closest to Guatemala City and Antigua. There are nice waves for surfing, but beware of the undertow.

monterrico Travel Guide :

Monterrico

Get in

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.

Monterrico

Get around

Monterrico

See

  • The mangrove swamp
  • Club Auto Safari Chapín, from Escuintla along Carretera al Pacífico, just before Taxisco.
Monterrico

Do

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.

Monterrico

Learn

Spanish school Proyecto Lingüstico Monterrico, Calle Principal, Monterrico Taxisco, Tel 619-8200, 691-7505, espanolenlaplaya@yahoo.com. 20 hours/week USD 60 (+ accommodation USD 85).

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Buy

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Eat

"Map of Monterrico">Map of Monterrico

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.

Monterrico

Drink

  • El Caracol The best place for a cocktail and for watching the sunset. The strawberry daiquiri is awesome! Closes early, 22:00.
  • El Animal Where you go after Caracol. Lively place. Watch out for possible quarrels between the staff/management and local gangs.
  • Johnny's Place Ice cold fresh fruit smoothies all day long. Close at 10:00
Monterrico

Sleep

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.

  • Hotel "Café del Sol". Excellent menus, nice and clean rooms, on the beach, ask for our salsa y merengue courses. 180/140Q. Tel 5810-0821 www.cafe-del-sol.com
  • Pez de Oro. One of the best hotels in Monterrico.
  • El Mangle, Tel 5514-6517, 5490-1336. Q180/150 double weekend/weekdays.
  • Hotel Baule Beach
  • El Kaiman
  • Johnnys Place, Tel 5812-0409, 7762-0015. Q190/150 double weekend/weekdays. Dorms, private rooms, pools, traditional bungalows and deluxe bungalows. Pools, great restaurant, and volleyball every afternoon. www.playademonterrico.com
  • Hotel El Marlin, Tel 5715-4934 (owner Antonio López). Not quite finished in spring 2004, but has potential. Pool and a small bar. Q150 double.
  • The Guesthouse, behind El Marlin, same owner. Basic accommodation. Q50/35.
  • El Delfin
Monterrico

Get out

Shuttle service to Antigua Saturday and Sunday Q40. Reservations at Proyecto Lingüstico Monterrico. The Hotel El Delfin also runs a shuttle service.

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