Posts Tagged ‘playa’

Why is Monterrico Special?

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Volcanic Sand at Monterrico by Rudy Girón

I have never understood why so many tourist and travelers love experience the Monterrico beach; I mean there over a dozen beaches just like it in the Guatemalan Pacific coast, Sipacate and Las Lisas come to mind right away. Heck, Monterrico was suggested, not too long ago, as one of the best destinations in Latin America. So, why Monterrico, can you help understand why?

Vamos a la playa…

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Sipacate FTW! by Rudy A. Girón

Sipacate FTW!

Okay, now that I’ve gotten that out of my chest let me explain why.

Monterrico might be the most famous beach in Guatemala with almost all tourist stopping by for at least a night. On the other hand, Puerto de San José beach is the most visited beach by Guatemalans. At either beach, you’re bound to find lots of people, however, if you’re thing is semi-private beach, then Sipacate, located in Escuintla is the best choice. One can even take surfing lessons in Sipacate. At Sipacate there’s only one hotel-resort which surrounded by the protected Natural Reserve at either side and by the mangrove channels which separate the beach from the actual town. There are lodging accommodation right on the beach where the waves are actually below you’re room at the high tide.

That’s so cool. Give Sipacate a try next time you feel the urge to go the beach. 🙂