Guatemala - The Pacific Slope (PDF Chapter)

Guatemala - The Pacific Slope (PDF Chapter)

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This is 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 Pa-cific are universally known as La Costa. It’s a sultry region – hot and wet or hot and dry, depending on the time of year

  • investigate the bridge in history between the Olmec and the Maya while strolling grassy Parque Arqueológico Takalik Abaj
  • maps
  • catch the surf in up-and-coming El Paredón
  • transport
  • spot wildlife among the mangrove-lined canal and lagoons in Biotopo Monterrico-Hawaii
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Tilapita, Coatepeque, Retalhuleu & Around, Champerico, Tulate, Santa Lucía Cotzumalguapa, La Democracia, El Paredón, Escuintla, Iztapa, Monterrico, Cuilapa, Lago de Amatitlán.

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