Monterrico

Whale Watching in Guatemala

Although there are no specific dates, generally during the month of December and the first few months of the year, there’s a great natural spectacle off the Pacific coast of Guatemala: whale migrations. Heading out to sea to observe the huge mammals has become a fascinating option for those who want to have an...

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It’s Turtle Time

Monterrico is located on Guatemala’s Pacific coast, in the department of Santa Rosa. It’s one of the most famous beaches in the country because it’s quite accessible, there are many options for accommodations and food, and of course, the locale has such natural beauty. Getting to Monterrico from La Antigua on a shuttle will...

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Mangrove Swamps

Mangrove swamps are a type of wetland area where fresh water from rivers mixes with salt water from the sea. These self-sufficient ecosystems are called mangroves swamps because the mangrove tree is the dominant plant species. Mangroves can live with some of their roots under water and others exposed. They can also survive in...

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Monterrico

Monterrico is a small coastal town located on an island with the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Canal de Chiquimulilla and mangrove swamps on the other. The town itself has many small to midsized affordable hotels as well as restaurants and soe nightspots. The beaches here are known for their black sand,...

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Of Audits, Men Behind Bars, and Possibly Fewer Speedbumps

Salutations, My Loyal Readers! Because I must pen this column enough in advance to get it – along with the rest of our fine magazine – to the printers in time so that you can find out what’s happening here in our own little corner of paradise, the following tidbit may turn out to...

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Discovering Guatemala: Monterrico

Monterrico is a small coastal town located on an island with the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Canal de Chiquimulilla and mangrove swamps on the other. The town itself has many small to midsized affordable hotels as well as restaurants and some nightspots. The beaches here are known for their black sand,...

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