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Monterrico black sand beach

9 hours
Availability : All year
Hotel Guatemala City/Antigua Guatemala
Hotel Guatemala City/Antigua Guatemala

Monterrico Black Sand Beach


Spend a wonderful beach vacation day in Monterrico black sand beach that is waiting to engulf you in a day of relaxation. This Pacific coast beach provides beautiful views of the strong crashing waves and unique black sand.

During this beach vacation, you will have the chance to relax in the sun, while surrounded by nature.

A baby green sea turtle reaches the ocean after emerging from its nest. Monterrico Beach, Central America

Monterrico Beach is known for the sea turtles that can be found there. Around 5000 baby sea turtles are released here each year. If you are visiting at the right time, you may get to help with a release. There is a nearby turtle farm that takes care of the turtles and organizes this activity. 

What to expect

Expect sun, warmth, natural sounds and a day of relaxation. You will be picked up from your hotel in Antigua and taken to Monterrico Beach.

Walk along the black-sand beach to enjoy the sights and sounds around you. Gaze in awe at the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy lying in a hammock to rest and rejuvenate.

The area is great for bird-watching, so lay back and enjoy the sights of the sky as they fly above. The sky is not the only place that you want to watch for beautiful creatures though. Make sure to look in the sand for sea turtles. Enjoy a wonderful relaxing day!

Additional Information

Departure and Return Location

Monterrico Black Sand Beach

Traveler pickup from hotel in Guatemala City or Antigua Guatemala

Departure Time

7:00 AM


From $50 per person
Price Includes

Monterrico Black Sand Beach

  • TransportationRound trip private transportation
  • 2 bottles of water per guest
Price excludes

Monterrico Black Sand Beach

  • Gratuities Personal
  • Travel & Cancelation insurance
  • Other expenses than indicated
  1. The price is based in 8 participants
  2. This is a private day tour, therefore only your group will participate
  3. Activity level: Easy, most travelers can participate
  4. Not wheelchair accessible

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