Guatemala´s Pacific Coast
Black volcanic sand beaches are very common along the coast; mangrove swamps irrigated by numerous rivers behind and lush, subtropical forests further inland. Agriculture is the prime industry, with extensive coffee, sugar cane, cotton and banana plantations. As well as enjoying water sports and swimming on the coast and exploring the rainforests and swamps with their unique habitats, visitors can also tour several important.
Monterrico is probably the most popular beach destination in Guatemala and the little town offers several hotels and restaurants. To get to town, visitors leave their cars in a parking lot and take a boat for a short ride through mangroves along the Chiquimulilla Canal. Monterrico is a great place to relax, eating fresh seafood and of course for swimming. The Monterrico Natural Reserve includes mangrove swamps and lagoons. Those areas are a great place for bird watching. The park also has a center for protecting sea turtles and a small zoo featuring local animals.