The Pacific Beaches of Guatemala are rich
in black sand from the Volcanoes which form a line of beautiful
peaks jutting out to the heavens just km from the beach. The
surf can be break hard and close with undertows on occasion,
care must be taken when swimming.
Monterrico - Has many varied hotels right
on the beach front. One can pick from Backpacker to 3 star
with air conditioning. the ambience of local flavor with travelers
is fun and enjoyable.
Sipacate: The one hotel which is on the beach
spit is of a stilt bungalow construction, with the restaurant
/ bar literally on top of the waves at high tide. The construction
is such that the long supports are buried VERY deep into the
sand, to give you the support yet magically wonder of the
surf right out your front door. Surfing is also good here.
The Paredon Surf Camp
Our biggest waves can be surfed during our
rainy season, between June and October, although the sandbars
are constantly moving (due to the power and speed of the waves
themselves), which makes them a bit technical. Between the
months of December and April (although the average height
is 5-6 feet) the sandbars are quite stable, offering the cleanest
Our waves can be catalogued as Fun Waves and are enjoyed
by non-surfers alike.
Some surfers have reported stingrays, marine
turtles, and dolphins, among many other species while surfing.
It is quite common to see Pelicans "surfing" over
the waves' lips early in the mornings and during late afternoons.