Puerto Quetzal in the Pacific Ocean is one of the largest ports in Central America. It is important for both cargo traffic and as a stop-off point for cruise liners. It is located in Escuintla department, alongside the city of Puerto San José, which it superseded as a port in importance to the country's maritime traffic during the 20th century.
Spectacular black sand beaches, explosive sunsets and warm coastal hospitality await all visitors to Guatemala's Pacific Coast. The Coastiline extends from the border with Mexico down to El Salvador and boasts some of the most impressive seascapes. Volcanoes dot the lowland plain that spreads towards the oceans's blue swells. The area's tropical lowland forests hold an abundance of local wildlife such as iguanas and black-tailed hawks.
Whether you come in a cruise liner or to spend several days in Guatemala, the scenery of the Pacific Coast will have you stopping frequently for those perfect shots!