The Pacific Lowlands Travel Guide

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Plan Your The Pacific Lowlands Vacation

Even old Guatemala hands scratch their heads when someone mentions its little-known Pacific coast. The country's 266-km (160-mi) Pacific shoreline could lay the groundwork for a string of beach resorts like those in neighboring Mexico, but a rugged coast, dark-sand beaches, and water too rough for swimming conspire to make things otherwise. Except for the beach town of Monterrico, a fun-in-the-sun vacation culture has barely developed here, and even there, no one would mistake the locale for Acapulco.

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The Pacific Lowlands Hotels

Lodgings in this region go for the resort look and feel, although no one would ever mistake them for a Club Med. They tend to be small, but most offer a...read more

Restaurants

The Pacific Lowlands Restaurants

Think "lodging"—yours or another—when considering your dining options in this region. Hotels tend to have the best restaurants, and you're welcome whether...read more

Things To Do

Things To Do in The Pacific Lowlands

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.

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The Pacific Lowlands Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go

    Zoning out at the beach: Guatemala's sights assault your senses. A break at the beach town of Monterrico might be the relaxing antidote the doctor... Read more

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  • Somewhere hot!

    I am a 25 year old female hoping to travel this coming August....I am from Canada and am desperate to go to a country that will be hot with nice beaches, but also interesting culturally!

    Any advice much Read more

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