The Pacific Lowlands Travel Guide
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.
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
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 in The Pacific Lowlands
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
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
While an infinity-edge pool that glints under the sun is fabulous, nothing beats a private pool you need... Read more
After reading these five reasons to actually stop in Guatemala (think roasting marshmallows on a volcano,... Read more
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A summer Guatemala visit was out for me this year due to happy, busy plans to reconnect with host families in Scotland (mine) and The Netherlands (son Isaac's) and a focus week in Cambridge fo Read more