Swell Surf & Lifestyle Hotel - La Cabañita

Hotel • Private Room • El Paredon, Guatemala

Off the beaten path boho-chic lifestyle hotel near great surf
  • 2 maximum guests
  • Studio
  • 1 bed
  • 1 bathroom

The Property

Swell is a surf and lifestyle hotel with a laidback spirit; located on the beautiful and untouched volcanic black sand beach of El Paredon, Guatemala.

Swell offers a rustic, yet elegant and cozy barefoot boho-chic atmosphere for travelers to gather, kick back and share in our small piece of paradise.
El Paredon's reputation as a surf destination is growing—and for good reason. Whether you're a beginner to surfing, an expert, or never surfed a day in your life; we're confident that you'll love el Paredon's uncrowded waves and all-around good vibes.


Nested under a traditional thatch palm roof, La Cabaña is a cute space ideal for couples or single travelers. This lovely space offers a beautiful view of our garden, made up of a variety of lemon trees, palm trees, and tropical flowers. Below, breath in the fresh air in your private nook surrounded by lemon trees. This room also includes a private bathroom and shower at ground level in addition to the queen-size bed.

*Please note that access to this room is via a steep staircase.

About the Neighborhood

Off the beaten path, tucked away and secluded from the everyday hustle and bustle, El Paredon is a hidden paradise. Unknown to most travelers, Guatemala’s best-kept secret is home to some of the country’s top surfers. With the endless volcanic black sand beach and the consistent waves, it is a perfect destination for all types of travel. The friendly locals are happy to host you at their traditional restaurants and eateries. This small fishing village is full of character and activities to fill your day and relax your mind.

Guatemala is famous for its cultural heritage, amazing volcano hiking and is gaining a growing reputation for its waves. El Paredon is home to Guatemala’s best and most consistent waves. With its endless beach break of fine volcanic black sand, the uncrowded waves are accessible for all levels of surfers. El Paredon is considered among the world’s top 10 surf destinations according to The Guardian.

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Sleeping Arrangements
  • Common Space
    1 Queen
Nearest Break

El Paredon

El Paredon, Guatemala 0.3 miles from this house
Nearest Airport
La Aurora Airport (GUA) 114 mins driving from this house

Amenities & Services

House Amenities
  • Essentials (Towels, linens, and toilet paper)
  • Toiletries (Shampoo, conditioner, and hand soap)
  • WiFi
  • Pool
  • Beach towels
  • Parking
  • Hot water
Surf Amenities
  • Boards to rent on-site (contact for more info)
  • Surf lessons offered by host for additional cost
Additional Amenities and Services
  • Airport pickup available at additional cost
  • Cleaning services included
  • Yoga on-site at additional cost

El Paredon

Nearest break at 0.3 miles

El Paredon a powerful and barreling, normal to long beach break that offers rights and lefts. It is the most well known and consistent break in the country. The wave is suitable for all levels and all types of boards. Consistency is year-round with the biggest swell in the summer.

General Details

  • Skill Level
    Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Consistency
    Year round
  • Wave Length
    Normal, Long
  • Wave Direction
    Right, Left
  • Board Type
    Shortboard, Bodyboard, Funboard, Longboard
  • Type of Break
  • Swell directions
    S, SW
  • Best wind directions
    N, NE
  • Crowd levels / week
  • Crowd levels / weekend
  • Seabed
  • Best tides
    Mid, High
  • Power
    Powerful, Barreling
  • Access By
    Public Beach, Paddle out
Swell Surf & Lifestyle Hotel - La Cabañita
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Hosted by Elan Ibghy

Elan Ibghy Joined in August, 2019

House Guidelines

  • Smoking allowed outdoors
  • Check in after
    15:00 hrs
  • Check out before
    11:00 hrs

Other Rules

  • No outside food or drinks are permitted.
  • We do not accept children under the age of 12. The hotel is not child-friendly as we do not have a lifeguard on duty, steep staircases, etc.
  • No pets allowed.
You must also know
  • Must climb stairs

Cancellation Policy

70% refund to guests if they cancel at least two weeks before check-in day and time. If they cancel less than two weeks in advance, they will receive a 50% refund.