Departamento de Jutiapa Travel Guide

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Monte Rico



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  • Weekends ...

    Monterrico Warnings and Dangers

    Unless you get to Monterrico on a weekend, you are likely to miss all the action. There's nothing to do or see, just a black-sand beach with nice waves. Some people surf, some people look for turtles or any kind of animal getting to the shores at night, some people just chill out and get tunned!

  • the hot, hot sun!!

    Monterrico Favorites

    Monterrico is hot! The sand is black and soaks up the rays. By 10 in the morning walking on it is unbearable and a great game to play with friends, who can stay on the sand the longest without getting third degree burns, drinks help with this game. I love heat, so Monterrico was perfect. When we stayed in Monterrico it was very guiet, we basically...

  • Shuttle service through Mangrove swamps

    Monterrico Transportation

    We took a shuttle bus from Antigua to La Avellana. Shuttle buses are a tad more expensive than the regular bus sysem but when time is an issue I suggest using them. Antigua is filled with tour agents that operate shuttle services, just pop into one of their offices and they can arrange pick-up and drop-off. Just pay for the service and they will...


Monte Rico

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  • Dirt roads and more

    Monte Rico Off The Beaten Path

    OK, so Monte rico isn't a typical beach resort but it is a lot of fun. In order to get to Monte Rico you have to take a dirt road into the village. My only problem was having to help push the vehicle through the sand. You see I did plenty of that while I was in Guate. I would not say I had fun but it was quite an experience. So there you have it,...

  • the turtle race

    Monte Rico Things to Do

    there is a turtle research center in mote rico.every saturday they let baby turtles out in to the ocean.for a 1 dollar donation you can sposor your own baby get to hold him for a few minutes before you let him out in the ocean.if your turtle get's out before the other turtles you will be awarded with a free meal in a local restaurant.

  • Turtles and beach...

    Monte Rico Favorites

    If you want to enjoy sun, sand and sea, Monterrico maybe has the finest beach in the country. A black sand beach (an important nesting ground) and a beautiful mangrove swamp with narrow canals and lagoons. A perfect place to enjoy the wildlife.


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