10 Best Beach Resorts In Guatemala - Updated 2024

Stephen
Stephen 
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Sitting south of Mexico, Guatemala is a beautiful country in Central America that one should visit at least once for a vacation. It boasts beautiful geography that features breathtaking volcanoes, lush rainforests, and ancient Mayan sites. The country is blessed with stunning coastlines dotted with pristine beaches along the Caribbean Sea to the east and along the Pacific Ocean to the south. Water activities enthusiasts visiting the country love to visit Natural Monument Semuc Champey for a refreshing swim. Pacaya and Acatenango are great spots to visit for hiking enthusiasts and nature lovers. If you’re planning to travel to Central America for a beach holiday, check out our list of the best beach resorts in Guatemala, for your stay.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to beach. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 29, 2024.

1. Amatique Bay Hotel, Puerto Barrios (from USD 128)

Located a 30-minute boat ride from Punta de Palma, Amatique Bay Hotel is an elegant beachfront resort that features free Wi-Fi and free parking on the premises. It comes with a private beach area where guests can enjoy swimming, kayaking, sunbathing and picnicking.

Guests are offered sun umbrellas and beach towels. There’s an outdoor swimming pool that’s open throughout the year. There is also a wellness center that offers yoga classes, massages, a water slide, and a public bath.

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Amatique Bay Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 14 Calle Final. Finca Pichilingo Puerto Barrios, Izabal
297.57 km (185.0 mi) from Panajachel

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Non-smoking rooms

Other accommodations near the beach

2. Oceana Resort & Conventions, Iztapa (from USD 247)

Featuring a daily buffet breakfast and free Wi-Fi throughout the property, Oceana Resort & Conventions is a magnificent five-star hotel. It’s located a short walk from a lovely beach in Iztapa. You’ll have access to private parking, a 24-hour front desk, and a kids’ club. There is a restaurant and a bar on the property.

You can enjoy a great workout at the on-site gym and then relax your muscle aches in the hot tub. The non-smoking guest rooms have air conditioning.

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Oceana Resort & Conventions

Wifi Available

Address: Iztapa Km 6 hacia Monterrico, Santa Rosa, Guatemala
105.6 km (65.7 mi) from Panajachel

Parking Restaurant Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

3. Hotel Maya Jade, Hawaii (from USD 99)

Located a few steps from Playa El Hawaii, Hotel Maya Jade is a great accommodation option for people traveling with a four-legged friend. The hotel is pet-friendly and features a lovely garden, bar, and restaurant.

Guests have access to free private parking and are served a continental or a la carte breakfast each morning. There is a private beach area on the property where you can enjoy a picnic and have fun with your loved ones.

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Hotel Maya Jade

8.9 User Rating

Address: Playa el Rosario
130.66 km (81.2 mi) from Panajachel

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Bar Garden Terrace Fishing Family rooms

4. Hotel Terrazas Del Lago, San Antonio Palopó (from USD 57)

Guests of Hotel Terrazas Del Lago get to enjoy their breakfast in the room. This is a wonderful hotel that features a private beach area, free Wi-Fi throughout the property, and free private parking.

The guest rooms are equipped with a fully functional kitchenette, a dining area, and a flat-screen TV. They also have a balcony where you can relax and take in spectacular mountain views and magical sunsets. You’ll have access to laundry facilities, a garden, and a terrace.

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Hotel Terrazas Del Lago

8.5 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Calle del lago final
6.87 km (4.3 mi) from Panajachel

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

5. Hotel Gringo Perdido, El Remate (from USD 120)

Perfect for traveling families and solo wanderers, this is a charming hotel located on the tranquil shores of Lake Peten Itza. The hotel has a lovely garden where you enjoy afternoon siestas and a beautiful private beach area that’s ideal for romantic walks and picnics.

You will be offered free Wi-Fi and free private parking. Other facilities in the hotel include an outdoor swimming pool that’s open throughout the year, a bar, a state-of-the-art gym, and other wellness facilities.

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Hotel Gringo Perdido

9.4 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: El Remate
293.91 km (182.7 mi) from Panajachel

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Fitness centre Garden

6. Eco-Hotel Playa Quilombo, Las Lisas (from USD 28)

Tucked away in a quiet and peaceful area in Las Lisas, Eco-Hotel Playa Quilombo welcomes couples and small families to enjoy a memorable beach vacation. The hotel is situated along Canal de Chiquimulilla and only a few yards to a gorgeous beach on the Pacific Coast. The beach is only accessible by guests of this hotel, ensuring you the privacy you need.

You’ll also have access to two outdoor pools, one seasonal while the other is open throughout the year.

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Eco-Hotel Playa Quilombo

9.0 User Rating

Address: Barra del Jiote, Las Lisas
144.64 km (89.9 mi) from Panajachel

Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

7. Hotel El Delfin, Monterrico (from USD 26)

Found on Monterrico Beach, Hotel El Delfin is a perfect option for people who just can’t seem to travel without their four-legged companion. This is a pet-friendly hotel that allows guests to stay with their pets for a minimal fee. You will be provided with beach towels, sun loungers, and sun umbrellas.

There is an outdoor swimming pool with a shallow end which is fenced all around to ensure kids are safe. Guests get to enjoy evening entertainment, happy hour, movie nights, and live music performances.

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Hotel El Delfin

8.1 User Rating Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Calle de los hoteles
119.13 km (74.1 mi) from Panajachel

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Bar Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

8. Villa Caribe, Lívingston (from USD 103)

Villa Caribe is a fantastic accommodation option for water enthusiasts visiting Livingston, Guatemala. It is a lovely four-star hotel that comes with an outdoor swimming pool. The hotel is located 250 m (820.2 ft) from Capitania Beach and 550 m (1,804.4 ft) from North Livingston Beach and also offers guests a private beach that’s only a boat ride away.

There’s an on-site restaurant that boasts a mouthwatering a la carte menu. For beach relaxation, guests will be provided with beach towels, chairs, and umbrellas. Free Wi-Fi is also available.

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Villa Caribe

Wifi Available

Address: Barrio El Centro Calzada Livingstone
284.41 km (176.8 mi) from Panajachel

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms

9. Sun Breeze Hotel, El Remate (from USD 48)

Nestled by the lovely rocky beach in El Remate, Sun Breeze Hotel is an excellent accommodation that comes with a shared lounge and a beautiful garden. It also has a terrace where you can sunbathe as you feast your eyes on breathtaking lake views. You can’t afford to miss the magical sunsets from this location.

During your stay, you’ll be provided with essential toiletries, clean towels, and bed linen. Free Wi-Fi and free parking are available on the property. You’re welcome to stay with your furry friend at this pet-friendly property.

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Sun Breeze Hotel

9.1 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: El Remate
294.78 km (183.2 mi) from Panajachel

Parking Pets allowed Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

10. Hotel Cabaña del Arco, San Pedro La Laguna (from USD 17)

Make reservations at Hotel Cabana del Arco for a chance to enjoy a laid-back getaway in San Pedro La Laguna with your loved ones. The hotel is located in front of a beautiful beach on Lago Atitlan, which is a great place for snorkeling.

Sun umbrellas are available for those who wish to relax on the beach. The hotel offers free wireless internet connectivity and free parking. Visit Mirador del Lago during winter for a thrilling skiing experience.

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Hotel Porto Bello

Wifi Available

Address: Camino a la Finca. 6a Av. 3-42 San Pedro la laguna
13.31 km (8.3 mi) from Panajachel

Parking Room service Garden Airport shuttle Laundry Family rooms Free parking Internet services

Experience Guatemala's beauty and charm

Guatemala is a spectacular country home to breathtaking volcanoes, lush rainforests, and beaches that are paradises on Earth. The country has plenty to offer travelers in search of thrills and adventure. Stay in one of the above best beach resorts and experience the untainted beauty and charm of Guatemala.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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