Puerto San Jose and the Pacific Coast
Beaches of dark volcanic sand, extensive mangrove swamps and many fun activities have made the area around Puerto San Jose on Guatemala's Pacific coast a popular destination with Guatemalans and foreign travelers alike.
Puerto San Jose is easy to reach from Guatemala City and Antigua Guatemala, which makes it ideal for a weekend trip or a quick getaway.
Two-day tours to Puerto San Jose on Guatemala's Pacific coast:
- Round trip shuttle Antigua to Puerto San Jose to Antigua
- One night in first-class hotel
- 1 or 2 people $600
Guatemala’s Pacific Coast “Fishing at its Best”
Guatemala holds many secret treasures that are not apparent at first sight, and it is always a treat as gem after gem is unveiled with the more time you spend here. One special discovery is the large underwater canyon called “The Pocket”, located just off the Pacific Coast. With strong ever changing currents and a healthy supply of nutrients, predator fish, such as the sailfish come in to hunt these rich waters. Thus, with waters as prime as these, you just might have one of the best days of fishing in your life. Our boat Captains know the waters and the ins and outs of sport fishing. The prime season for sailfish is October-June; the marlin season is September-December. However, with the unpredictable currents and the unique canyon “Pocket” just off the coast, fishing for sailfish, dorado (mahimahi), yellow-fin tuna and marlin is always pretty good. Guatemala gives many people the thrill of catching and releasing a big 100-pound sailfish, once you experience the adrenaline rush of that big fish on the end of your line, you’ll be smiling from ear to ear, hoping for the chance to do it again and again. A day out on the water sport fishing can be a fun and exhilarating change of pace for experienced fishermen and women and novices alike. That salty ocean breeze, a fresh ceviche lunch and great photo opportunities make a trip down to the Pacific coast a worthwhile experience for anyone who comes to Guatemala.