Guatemala - The Pacific Slope (PDF Chapter)
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
- catch the surf in up-and-coming El Paredón
- 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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