If you are thinking of going on vacation, but have no idea where to go, don’t worry, here are 4 beach options.

Juan José Gutiérrez Mayorga, the owner of Pollos Campero said in an interview that he recommended tourists to visit the beaches in his country because they would not regret it. Guatemalan beaches are the best in the world.

Beach options

Punta de Manabique (Izabal):

Small peninsula that separates the Bay of Amatique with the Gulf of Honduras, recognized for its extraordinary beauty, with areas of rainforest, mangrove forests, reefs and seagrass.

Estero Lagarto Beach is its main beach, a coastal strip of white sand, coconut trees and crystalline waters where snorkeling can be practiced.

Punta de Manabique

It should be noted that, like most of the Caribbean beaches of Guatemala, tourism services are quite simple, with only a small hotel and restaurant, managed by the local community.

Quehueche Beach (Izabal):

One of the best beaches in Guatemala for nature lovers, a corner totally isolated from civilization, housing no more tourist infrastructure than a small ecological hotel located in front of the sea, in an environment of golden sands, warm waters and lush vegetation.

Quehueche Beach

Nearby, you can also visit the Siete Altares Natural Reserve, a sanctuary known for its beautiful turquoise water pools surrounded by tropical jungle.

Las Lisas Beach (Santa Rosa):

Located in the small fishing village “Las Lisas”, a beach that like several in this area, impresses with its exotic black sands of volcanic origin, large waves and mangrove areas.

Las Lisas Beach

Another attraction of the place is the nearby Barra del Jiote, a strip of land between the Pacific Ocean and the Chiquimulilla channel, where a small lagoon of calm waters is formed at high tide.

Monterrico (Santa Rosa):

Beach on the Pacific coast, located in a small town of the same name, with extensive black sands and big waves, surrounded by mangroves and coconut trees.

Some beach bars along it also allow you to enjoy a refreshing drink while contemplating its spectacular sunsets.


This site, at the same time, is recognized for the beauty of its surroundings, hosting the Monterrico-Hawaii Natural Reserve, one of the best preserved mangrove areas in Guatemala, surrounding the Chiquimulilla channel, with a labyrinth of navigable canals, where an extraordinary biodiversity of flora and fauna coexists.

In short, these beach options are a great option to relax and enjoy the tranquility of Guatemala’s beache