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The Pacific Coast of Guatemala

Endless black beaches and breathtaking mangrove forests

Over 30 volcanoes in Guatemala contributed to the formation of the majestic black sand beaches located on the Pacific Ocean. This coast has gained worldwide recognition for its superb sports fishing and natural attractions. The original vegetation native to the region can still be seen at Sipacate Naranjo National Reserve, this pristine and natural reserve protects one of the best conserved remnants of mangrove forest in Guatemala's southern coast, which is one of the most important ecosystems, due to its productivity and biodiversity. Sipacate Naranjo is a sea turtle sanctuary that witnesses the annual arrival of numerous Black Sea turtles and Olive Ridley turtles that visit the beaches every year to lay their eggs The weather is hot and humid with a light breeze coming from the sea; perfect for sunbathing and water sports.



The Pacific Coast is not only well known for its long black-sand beaches and the turtles nesting on its shores from September to January, it also plays an important part in Guatemala’s sugar and coffee industry due to its ports and the sugar farms throughout the region. Sport fishing, amusement parks and a wealth of nature in the mangroves along the coast are further attractions of this area.

Sipacate National Reserve

Sipacate Naranjo is one of the best conservated remnants of mangrove forest in Guatemala`s southern coast, and is also one of the region`s most important ecosystems due to it`s productivity and biodiversity. These forests protect the coast from beach destruction due to hurricanes. In the park it is possible to appreciate lagoons and black sand beaches, that cover an area of 20 km long (12.5 miles).

One of the most impressive sites in the area is "La Poza del Nance", for it witnesses the annual arrival of numerous Black Sea Turtles and Olive Ridey Sea Turtles. Sipacate Naranjo is therefore a sea turtle sanctuary and a very fragile ecosystem that needs protection.

The beaches of Sipacate Naranjo area ideal for surfing, in general, they are the best along the Guatemalan Pacific side. Surfboard rental, lodging, and food services are available at really comfortable prices.


With rich mangrove flora, miles of black sand volcanic beaches and temperatures hovering in the upper 80’s year round, Guatemala’s coast is truly a sun lover’s paradise. Walks along the beach, horse back riding, visits to the turtle sanctuary, paddle boarding, yoga, kayaking, swimming, surfing, and nature walks through the mangroves are just some of the many activities offered on the Pacific Coast. To find out more, please contact us!


We have carefully chosen the most exquisite accommodation in this otherwise fairly underdeveloped area - contributing to its attractiveness - that have met our highest standards for comfort and style to assure your stay on the Pacific Coast is an unforgettable one. Please click on below link for more details:

Pacific Pearls Lodge From $145/night Sipacate National Reserve, Coast, Guatemala A short boat ride through a breathtaking National Reserve and protected mangrove forest, will take you to the exclusive Pacific Pearls Lodge, Guatemala's premie... >>
Pacific Pearls Lodge From $145/night Sipacate National Reserve, Coast, Guatemala

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