Monterrico Guatemala is a top beach destination of the country and the most popular beach among locals. It consists of a teeny tiny town with very limited accommodation options, some beachfront bars and a nearly deserted beach. However it has been quickly developing in the last couple of years and becoming more noticeable for travelers.
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It is a beautiful and quiet black sanded beach backed by coconut palms and mangrove. But by far the best attributes of the region are its natural charms. For example these beaches are prime nesting grounds for several species of sea turtles, and the beach’s backing mangrove forests have been protected as part of the Reserva Natural Monterrico and are home to a wide range of tropical flora and fauna.
The best places to visit in the area for nature lovers are: Parque Hawaii (Hawaii Park), Reserva Natural de Monterrico (Monterrico Nature Reserve), Tortuguerio Monterrico.
What to Do in Monterrico
* Boat tours along the mangrove canals
* Turtle tours at night
* Volunteering at Tortuguerio Monterrico
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The beaches of Guatemala are not the most beautiful of the region, but as you can see there are some fun things to do in Monterrico.