A beautiful black volcanic sand beach tour on the Guatemalan Pacific Coast
Monterrico is a nature conservation area in the Pacific ocean's coast of Guatemala.
This tour is for people interested in relaxing for a few hours at the beach and include a visit to the Turtle Conservation Project lead by USAC (Guatemalan Estate University), during the turtle egg hatching season (Aug-Feb) you will have the opportunity to adopt and release as many baby turtles before sunset (5:30 PM), a great way to finish the day.
In the conservation station its possible to watch other local fauna such as Iguanas, Crocodiles, several species of fish and birds, all inhabitants of the ecosystems located in the southern coast of Guatemala.
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We leave as early as possible, because its an average 2:30 hour drive to reach the beach.
On arrival at Monterrico, we'll walk around some of the restaurants, hotels and bars to find a place you like to stay around that day.
After finding a suitable place, the beach is yours to have fun.
SEASONAL (August to February): by 05:00 PM the local sea turtle nursery offers you the opportunity to participate in the daily "sea turtle liberation", where the newborn turtles are set free on the beach so they can reach the ocean, its a very special activity. You can sponsor as many turtles as you wish for a small fee (Q. 10 = $. 1. 35 USD) per turtle, and you personally get to set them free.
And by the late afternoon we return the city, arriving around 8:30 PM.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We'll pick you up at your hotel.
End location: We return to your hotel by the end of the tour. Let us know in advance if you have other plans.
Duration: 13 hours
Weather, traffic or road conditions might affect the duration.
A comfortable late model sedan or van with A/C.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
300 Quetzales - per person, to buy food, drinks or anything you need there.