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El Paredon Surf Camp

El Paredon surfcamp is a great place for anyone from experienced surfers, beginners or travelers with a taste for a rustic, relaxing, hostel-style place to stay on the beach. Cabins and places to camp are offered at affordable prices, and lessons are offered for beginner surfers. You are just a step away from your next surfing destination. The best waves in Guatemala, an exotic black-sand...

El Paredon - Right on it

Starting at $4 Per Night

El Paredon Buena Vista,

Paredon Surf House

Accommodation In the main building, PSH offers a spacious and airy surf camp inspired group loft with 8 beds on the upper floor. There are four private beachfront bungalows on stilts, each with a double and single bed. Additionally, we have two Seaview Suites with private bathrooms, each with a double bed and single bed. Additional mattresses can be provided where needed. In total, PSH can sleep...

El Paredon - 1/4 mile

Starting at $15 Per Night


Guatemala Surf Overview

There is no denying the fact, Guatemala is not famous for being a surf destination. Let's clear up one thing right away - there is surf, lots of surf, and even good surf in Guatemala. That being said there is also a reason it's not top of your list for dream surf trips.

The waves are 95% beach break with a tendency to close out. There are a few jetties, rivermouths, and piers but mostly just empty black sand beaches as far as the eye can see. Also coastal access is difficult. Without a coastal road in Guatemala you're forced to drive inland each time you want to move up or down the coast to explore a new spot.

Now for the good stuff. Guatemala surf is uncrowded, food and lodging is cheap, the water is warm and there is always surf. So if you're up for an adventure and want guaranteed empty lineups, this overlooked surf vacation destination may be for you.  You won't find any surf shops so bring your own supplies or rent a limited supply of boards from a handful of surf camps along the coast, mainly in Monterrico or Paredon. Your best bet for good waves at any surf spot in Guatemala is early morning glassy conditions.

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