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Puerto Barrios is a seaport and the capital of the department of Izabal on the Caribbean Coast of Guatemala. Its population is about 40,000 people. It is also the commercial heart of the region, because it has two ports: Puerto Barrios and Santo Tomás de Castilla. Santo Tomás is the biggest port in the entire country.
Is typical os the city the products of the sea. One of the best restaurants is restaurant Safari. It's located in the neighborhood "El Rastro".
Other places are restaurant "El Castillo", "Fogón Porteño", "Pepin Burger", and some others that have special things like churrascos or tortillas de harina. These two are also typical from the city.
If you like Cuban food, you can go to "La Habana Vieja". This restaurant it's located on 8th. avenue and between 7th. and 6th. streets. You can eat the best pieces of meat in there.
If you want to try a typical of the entire country; you can go to "Pollo Campero" (Country Chicken) It's located in 8th. street and 7th. avenue, next to the Central Market. This is an international chain of restaurants like Kentucky Fried Chicken, but has the special guatemalan flavour.
If what you are looking for is for 1st. class cuisine, go to the Mar Brissa hotel or to Amatique Bay hotel. The finest restaurants in town. Both of them are a little far away form downtown, but is very easy to get to them.
One of the most famous places is a disco, called "La Colombina". There yoo can find the best nightlife in the entire city. But you have to get used to crowds, smoke and beer. So this place is not for everyone.
There are several hotels in the city. But you have to be carefull with them. The city is sadly famous for having a lot of prostitution. So, you can end in a hotel that is used for them.
It´s more safe to use hotels that are big. The may be a little more expensive than others, but you won't get ruined. Some of them are: "Valle Tropical", "Mar Brissa", "Puerto Libre" "Hotel del Puerto" and others.
You can also hospedate in "Hotel del Norte". Is a beautiful hotel that has more that a 100 years. Is in the old downtown of Puerto Barrios an is close of the City Hall and the Central Market. But is too near of the port, so there's a lot of traffic and dust.
You can take boats that go every day to places like "Punta de Palma". Punta the Palma is one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. But be careful. You may find that the beach is full of garbage after a holiday.