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The town of Monterrico is situated on the Pacific coast of Guatemala in the departament of Santa Rosa. Known for its volcanic black sand beaches and annual influx of sea turtles, the town also serves as a major weekend beach resort for citizens of Guatemala City. The town is growing more popular with foreign tourists largely because of the local sea turtle conservation efforts as well as the laid-back atmosphere of the area. Wikipedia


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Day Tour Between Mangroves, Fishing & Black Sand Beach Activities + Lunch

Monterrico, Antigua Guatemala

Have you ever visited a Black Sand Beach? If not, this is your opportunity. This tour will take you to the Guatemalan Pacific Coast where Monterrico is one of the most famous beaches in the country. Take a boat ride through the 20 km-long Nature Reserve of coastal mangrove canals with avian and aquatic life. Later on, learn the artisanal fishing techniques with the locals and if lucky you'll catch some fish for the community. We will take you to a special area to plant a mangrove tree seed, you will learn and see the salt works up close and finally, you will relax by the sea while you have your lunch, enjoy the pool and watch the sunset. In the turtle egg spawning season we will take you to an animal sanctuary. There, they take care of the turtle eggs until they spawn. Each of us will adopt a small turtle and release it to the seashore so that it can continue on its way. Without a doubt, this tour full of coastal activities is something you will never forget!

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2-Day Tour: Auto Safari Chapín Zoo and Monterrico Black Sand Beach from Guatemala City or Antigua

Monterrico, Antigua Guatemala

The tour can depart from Guatemala City or Antigua. The trip consists of a visit to Auto Safari Chapín zoo located at the pacific coast of Guatemala in Taxisco road near Escuintla. Auto Safari Chapín is the first zoo in Central America where you can drive through in your car and be in touch with wild animals while your car windows and doors are the only things that separate you from the animals. On the second day you will visit the black sand beach of Monterrico that offers an enabling environment for rest and relaxation. It is ideal for exploring efforts to conserve sea turtles, green iguanas and crocodiles. Mangroves are stopping hundreds of migratory and resident birds. With extensive and beautiful beaches of volcanic sand, Monterrico is ideal for enjoying the sea.

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Overnight Tour to Monterrico Beach on a Classic Motorcycle

Monterrico, Antigua Guatemala

The Pacific Tour is designed for motorcycle enthusiasts who want to experience Guatemala from its tropical side. The first section of this trip will take you from Antigua's 4500 ft elevation to Escuintla at nearly sea level and from there to Monterrico on the Pacific Coast. The highlight of this epic ride is raft crossing of the Chiquimulilla Mangrove Forest. Once in Monterrico you'll be happy to change your riding gear for some shorts, t-shirt and flip-flops. You will have all afternoon to chill out in your hotel pool or the shady deck of one of the many beach restaurants. Good food and ice cold drinks are plentiful in Monterrico, the choice is yours. On day two you'll be looping back to Antigua on a different but not less scenic route enjoying the beat of the Royal Enfield thump.

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