Departamento de Escuintla Travel Guide

  • San Francisco de Sales
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  • San Francisco de Sales
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  • Pacaya Volcano
    Pacaya Volcano
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Map of Departamento de Escuintla

Puerto San José


San Vicente Pacaya




San Francisco de Sales


La Democracia


Finca El Baùl


San Vicente Pacaya

  • Hiking Pacaya Volcano

    San Vicente Pacaya Things to Do

    It's a wonderful experience to hike the volcano and a great opportunity for tourists to help the dogs there by bringing several baggies of dry dog food to feel the dogs. The dogs that live at Pacaya Volcano are very thin. Also, please ask your guide to communicate the following concept to the ladies who run little vendor shops on the way up and on...

  • Combine climbing with the Pacaya Spa!

    San Vicente Pacaya Things to Do

    I'm not an experienced hiker, and I loved climbing the Pacaya Volcano! The views are breathtaking and seeing the lava shooting out of the crater is amazing. You can also see lava rivers, depending on the volcano's activity. We were recommended to go in the early morning to the volcano, and afterwards went to Baños Santa Teresita, which is a day Spa...

  • Be Careful

    San Vicente Pacaya Warnings and Dangers

    Climbing Pacaya is an amazing thing to do, but it's very dangerous. Make sure you follow your guide and only walk where they do. If you walk the wrong way you could be in serious danger. Also, be very careful as the lava rocks can crack or move. The gases that are at the top are not good to breathe in, although if you're up there you probably won't...


La Democracia

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  • Olmec Heads.

    La Democracia Things to Do

    This huge Olmec heads can be seen exposed in the Parque Central (Main Plaza), some of them weighing upto 5 tons. The Olmec are pre-columbian people and flourished from 1,400 bce to about 400 bce, there´s a theory that said that these heads are pre-Olmec (so Guatemala was the origin of this culture not Mexico) but it´s not proven.

  • Baroque Lamps.

    La Democracia Things to Do

    The Municipality building has an open air corridor decorated with baroque lamps, they really look weird with the town style.

  • Beautiful Surroundings.

    La Democracia Things to Do

    The road that takes you from Guatemala to La Democracia has great views of the volcanoes and the lush mountains.


Finca El Baùl

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    Carved animal.

    by euzkadi Updated Feb 16, 2011

    Just next of the main entrance, there´s a huge rock carved in anthropomorphical style depicting an animal, it could be a jaguar or another feline animal. Quite impressive.

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