Guatemala's beaches aren't the main reason most travellers visit the country, but that doesn't mean they aren't worth visiting! Don't miss out on the beaches in Guatemala, because the nation's shoreline boasts Pacific and Caribbean coasts. If you're into sport fishing, head to Puerto Quetzal — Guatemala is the "Sailfish Capital of The World!" Meanwhile, in Puerto San José you can do some excellent marine mammal observation.
Monterrico is best known for the sea turtles that frequent its beaches. Because of the undertow, it isn't ideal for swimming, but it’s an interesting shoreline to explore nonetheless — the Monterrico Reserve beach features unusual black sand.
You can also explore the nearby mangroves in the Chiquimulilla Canal. Caiman and iguana make their homes in this area. This is an area where you can do some of the area’s best birdwatching. There’s a nice selection of beach hotels that allow you to experience the best of the beach.
Livingston is a true tropical destination, accessible only by boat. It’s a place to experience both friendly local beaches and more remote beaches on tropical islands.
Playa Quehueche and Playa Blanca have white sand and offer a pleasant place to spend an afternoon on the beach next to the dark, blue-green water. The best beaches are available on the Zapatillo Cayes, the nearby islands. They have both pristine sand and aquamarine water, and you can reach them via a 2 hour boat ride.