Monterrico Guatemala Resorts Reviewed

Guatemala Travel Review with the help of Georges Travel Club of Guatemala were able to spend a day reviewing the best Beach Resorts in Guatemala. George made arrangements for Guatemala Travel Review to spend a day seeking out the best resorts on the pacific coast of Monterrrico Guatemala.

These resorts are gems of the Pacific coast of Guatemala, hidden treasures, private beaches and as always in the Monterrico region of Guatemala warm weather.

During the week, these beach hotels are all quiet and unpopulated.  We highly recommend a few day’s stay from Monday to Thursday if you want tranquil, unfettered relaxation with the place more or less to yourself.  Weekends are another matter and there tends to be plenty of Guatemala-style partying, loud and late into the night.  If that’s what you’re looking for then switch up your plans to be there for Friday and Saturday night.  Otherwise, you’ve been warned.

Pantaltal

This is the most modest of the three.  Accommodation is primarily in the bungalow style, with small kitchen in each.  This resort favors a white-washed style, leaning towards a Mediterranean flavor.  The bungalows are immaculately clean, if a little Spartan. The beach is spectacular, grounds are well tended and there’s a lovely swimming pool bar set up.

To contact El Pantanal by phone:  502 5205-0929 or 502 5895-2672.
By email:  doris.eventcenter@gmail.com.
Website:  www.jardindemercedes.net.

Cayman Suites

Cayman Suites is located at the South Pacific coast of Guatemala, Km. 10.5 of Monterrico. Cayman Suites is a new hotel constructed in front of the beach and designed with all the comfort and amenities you need to relax in the most exclusive area of the pacific coast.  Our excellent service and spacious accommodations will give you and your family an unforgettable experience..
The hotel has an ecological reserve where you can find caimans, turtles and fish together in a pond in a safe area, kids will enjoy it.
The hotel has a play ground specially designed for children, where the can play.
Rent of electronic games is available in rooms
Live music on weekends and special holidays

El Galeón Bar, located in front of the beach, with air conditioning, offers a great variety of drinks and snacks. The restaurant serves excellent food with a variety of national and international menus.

http://www.caymansuites.com.gt/en/index.html

Utz Tzaba Beach Hotel

“Utz Tzava,” means beautiful beach in one of the Maya languages.  And the beach is absolutely beautiful.  Creamy yellow bungalows and a few hotel-style rooms look out onto the Pacific.  There is a true tranquility here during the week and the pool is sized generously enough to provide space for a few athletic laps.

To contact Utz Tzaba Beach Hotel by phone:  502 5318-9452 or 502 7848-1479.
By email: info@utz-tzaba.com.
Website:  www.utz-tzaba.com.

Dos Mundos Pacific Resort

Palms and hammocks accent the beautifully appointed grounds of this hotel very near Monterrico (Guatemala).  Dos Mundos distinguishes itself with a planked boardwalk-style patio around the one of its two pools.  There’s a children’s play area and this hotel enjoys a good reputation for its seafood meals.

To contact Dos Mundos Pacific Resort by phone:  502 7823-0820 or 502 7848-1771 or 502 7848-1407.
By email:  dosmundospacific@hotmail.com.
Website: http://www.hotelsdosmundos.com.

Monterrrico Guatemala Beach Resorts

 

Recently we went on a road trip to the Pacific side of Guatemala to research first-hand the nearby Monterrrico Guatemala Beach Resorts.  We wanted to shed some light on what the beach lover could find less then two hours from Antigua Guatemala, a fine, but land-locked colonial town.

A following post highlights four Monterrrico Guatemala Beach Resorts that Yolkobsens recommend.  They all have: private, pristine and absolutely gorgeous Guatemala Pacific beaches; swimming pools; lush flowered landscaping; plenty of swaying palms; and cheerful shore- and pool-side bars with mojitos, beer and margaritas only a short wave away.  All have thatched palapas, which provide charm as well as welcome shade.

They are all located on the coastal road between Puerto de San Jose Guatemala and Monterrico Guatemala, which is the main beach town near Antigua Guatemala.  Price of double occupancy ranges between $70 and $90 US.  Expect to pay up to 30 percent more for Friday and Saturday night stays.  All have bungalow-style cabanas, varying in size from double to accommodation for larger groups, including families.

In order to reach these resorts, you will need a car or a hire a driver to take you from Antigua Guatemala and back when your stay is over.  Cost per trip is in the $60 US range.  Once there, there is not really much available in the nearby villages, so you will also likely be signing up for the three-meal deal.  Check with each resort as to meal prices.

During the week, these beach hotels are all quiet and unpopulated.  We highly recommend a few day’s stay from Monday to Thursday if you want tranquil, unfettered relaxation with the place more or less to yourself.  Weekends are another matter and there tends to be plenty of Guatemala-style partying, loud and late into the night.  If that’s what you’re looking for then switch up your plans to be there for Friday and Saturday night.  Otherwise, you’ve been warned.

Monterrico Guatemala

Monterrico Guatemala is a consummate beach town, full of hotels, hostels, bars and restaurants.  The government tourist agency has built a modest walkway to the beach.  The beach itself is stunningly beautiful, with its hot dark slate-gray lava sand and a Pacific vista that calls to your camera.  Unfortunately, the beach is not as tidy and clean as a tourist might wish for.  There’s plenty of litter, but not enough to put you off a stroll down the shore.  There are many beach side bars and restaurants from which perch you can watch the gentle waves in their good-bye-and-hello rhythms.

Year-round, Monterrico Guatemala is at least 85 degrees F by noon.  Be warned: the lava sand will burn your feet like no other you’ve experienced. Best thing to wear is a pair of athletic shoes that completely cover the feet.  Mrs. Y made the mistake of trying to cross the sand in sandals and wound up making a fast dash for the shade.  Luckily we landed at one of the many agreeable bar/restaurants planted along the shore.

Depending on the kind of beach person you are, you will have a different reaction to this iteration of the Pacific shoreline. By Yolkobsens’ standards the town and the public beach are well worth the visit, if only to experience a beach town in the Guatemalan style.

There are many comfortable hostels and hotels that line the shore of Monterrico Guatemala.  The beach fronts of these establishments are all well tended and clean, unlike the public beach described above.  Almost all of them have swimming pools to address the afternoon lethargy caused by heat and too many mojitos.

Again, it’s important to know that Monterrico Guatemala is a sleepy and calm oasis of warm sunshine and sea breezes during the week.  The weekends are a different matter altogether.  The place takes on the force of one loud and continuous party Friday and Saturday nights.  So if that’s what you like, then go for it.

If you prefer quiet breeze-propelled swaying in a hammock with an undemanding beach novel and few people around, we recommend Monterrico Guatemala during the week.