Guatemala - The Pacific Slope (PDF Chapter)

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This is the The Pacific Slope chapter from Lonely Planet’s Guatemala guidebook.

Separated from the highlands by a chain of volcanoes, the flatlands that run down to the Pacific are universally known as La Costa. It’s a sultry region with rich volcanic soil good for growing coffee, palm-oil seeds and sugarcane.

  • get away from absolutely everything in the one-hotel town of Tilapita
  • maps
  • investigate the bridge in history between the Olmec and the Maya while strolling Parque Arqueológico Takalik Abaj
  • transport
  • spot wildlife among the mangrove-lined canal and lagoons of Biotopo Monterrico-Hawaii
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Tilapita, Coatepeque, Retalhuleu & around, Champerico, Tulate, Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa, La Democracia, Sipacate, Escuintla, Autosafari Chapín, Iztapa, Monterrico & around, Cuilapa, Lago de Amatitlán.

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