Guatemala - The Pacific Slope (PDF Chapter)
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
- investigate the bridge in history between the Olmec and the Maya while strolling Parque Arqueológico Takalik Abaj
- 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.