Puerto Quetzal is a marina and container port along Guatemala’s Pacific coast. It’s used mainly as a terminal for cruise ships, but is also a jumping off point for sport fishing excursions.
Puerto Quetzal is located 5 miles (8 km) east of Puerto San José. The Puerto Quetzal Cruise Shop Terminal is where most ships plying Guatemala’s Pacific coast make landfall. There is also a marina here that has nice facilities for yachts—it is from here that most sailfishing adventures depart. The waters off the coast have exceptional fishing and offer travelers the opportunity to hook sailfish, dorado, blue marlin, yellowfin tuna, snapper, and mahi mahi.
There are stands selling a variety of handicrafts and places to access the Internet or make phone calls. Tours to Antigua and Guatemala City depart from Puerto Quetzal.
Frequently asked Questions
Is Your Planning Service Free?
Yes! The rates are the same if you book directly with the hotels and tours. We offer the additional value of an expert planner to ensure your trip is perfect.
How Does Your Service Work?
We listen to your vision for your trip and ensure that your experience exceeds all of your expectations. Think of us as the “Zappos of Travel.” We do more than book your reservations — we take a holistic approach and create seamless plans.
Can I Trust You?
We have planned thousands of vacations for people just like you. Our mission to redefine and simplify travel planning began in 2006 in Costa Rica, and it continues to this very moment. With over a decade of travel planning experience, we are confident that we can craft your perfect vacation for free.