Guatemala is an incredible country for so many reasons. As well as all the history that fills the land, the country is also home to some of the most beautiful beaches. In fact, it can be tough to choose just a few with so many on offer.
Many of us love to get out on the water and take in the waves. If you know your way around a surfboard then look no further; El Paredon could be the beach for you. However, it’s thought the waters are better suited to experienced surfers rather than beginners.
Playa Tilapa is filled with a sense of calm. The waters can be perfect for anyone looking to try their hand at surfing while the relaxed atmosphere from the fisherman means there are often plenty of fresh catches up for grabs for any passing trade each day.
This small port town was once used as a harbor to sail to Peru. However, it has since quietened down leaving the beach yours to explore. Thankfully, the open waters make Iztapa one of the perfect places in the country to sit back and catch some fish.
This is a favorite beach amongst locals as Monterrico is perfect for catching as much of the Guatemalan sun. Plus, the sand can offer the ideal place to relax after a long day. Just be careful swimming in the sea as there are strong currents and no lifeguards.
Social media can help advertise many idyllic locations, and the wooden pier at Champerico is no exception. As well as getting the chance to snap a shot for yourself, this beach is ideal for anyone wanting to enjoy some sunshine while sticking with the relaxed feel of the country.
Punta de Manabique
Punta de Manabique has been a protected wildlife reserve for the last 20 years thanks to the number of forests and rainforests in the area. This means anyone wanting to take a closer look at nature can do so from the comfort of the beach as they enjoy a trip to Punta de Manabique.
There are many incredible countries, and it looks as though Guatemala didn’t even have to try to stake its claim for some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Perhaps it’s time to grab our surfboard and swimsuit after all?