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Hawaii

Guatemala’s Pacific coast stretches 250 kms between Mexico and El Salvador and is made up of volcanic plains on which some of Guatemala’s richest agricultural lands and largest farms lie. Because of this intense agricultural activity, the coastal plain  has lost much of its original biodiversity. However, the coastal fringe including mangrove-lined canals, lagoons and lakes have remained relatively intact, home to a rich variety of marine and bird life. It is bordered on the south by the Pacific Ocean and on the north by the Chiquimulilla Canal and sectioned off by waterways feeding into the ocean around Iztapa.

 

Hawaii is home to one of the oldest and largest sea turtle hatcheries in Guatemala. The challenge is to keep this natural beauty pristine while bringing in tourists that can appreciate and help protect the environment and respect the local way of life. The place features a paradisyacal dark sand beach in which you can practice many water sports such as beach soccer and volleyball. Hawaii is also known for its surfing because here the tide is very high. 

 

Highlights 
Distance from the capital: 85 km.
From Monterrico, you can walk or hitch a ride to “Parque Hawaii”, 8kms away and 1km before the village of Hawaii.
It is the perfect place for nature lovers, here you will be able to see a wide range of bird species, caimans & iguanas.
The best of the city 

Monterrico: Tranquil beaches and water cannals rich in natural diversity make of this a very atractive touristic place to know

El Rosario: a fishing village off the grid that has its own hatchery. Artesanal classes nearby and fresh seafood

Puerto San José: Volcanic beach of dark sand surroundedby hotels and apartments

Touring the mangroves: A fun thing to do is to take a boat and going through the cannals surrounding the area. You'll be able to know more about the park on top seeing lots of animals and plants typical of the area.

Enjoying the beach: Though you should never do it alone, swimming in it waters is a must do of a lifetime. The sand and sun is also very nice and very relaxing.

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Climate

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Climate 
The south coast climate is dry and hot. It is also characterized by a sharply defined rainy/dry season. During the dry season - December to April - it rarely rains. The rainy season on the south coast is also not as heavy as in other parts of Guatemala with daily precipitation falling primarily between the hours of 4 and 7 PM. The turtle laying and hatching season is during the rainy season, with the heaviest activity in August and September. The hot months are March-April. The weather in November, December and January is glorious: clear, breezy and cool with clear, starry skies full of meteor showers at night.
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