Where to stay in El Paredon
Visiting El Paredon but don’t know where to stay?
El Paredon provides a wide variety of accommodation options, so it’s worth doing research into all the various places to see what best suits. Listed below are the best options:
At La Choza Chula we offer local home stays where you can stay with a local family and experience Guatemalan rural life. A traditional breakfast is included as part of your experience. To find out more please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Price: Q100p/p or Q150 for two.
El Paredon Surf House has a more hotel-like atmosphere yet still accommodates a lot of travellers. It has a swimming pool, beautiful setting and the best range of surfboards in the village. Breakfast and dinner included in price.
Swell is a new hotel. It has a stunning pool with high end private rooms. It offers a rustic, yet elegant and cozy barefoot boho-chic atmosphere. Restaurant and bar opening soon.
El Paredon Surf Camp was the first hostel to open in the village. It houses rustic cabanas on the beach and is a very laid back, peaceful place. It generally appeals to those wanting a more relaxed time in El Paredon, closer to the community. Good food is cooked up here by local chef Dina for a very reasonable price, whilst it’s also a good spot for surfers.
Driftwood opened in 2015 and is a surf/party hostel. It attracts the most tourists year round and has built up a famous reputation across Guatemala. A/C is in all the rooms, there is an outdoor pool/bar and it is right on the beach. Dinner at night is a communal buffet and always a very high quality. If you are looking for a place to combine the surf with a party atmosphere this is the place for you.
Located just behind Driftwood, Soul Food Kitchen offers a different accommodation option in El Paredon. A laid back vibe with great food, it has cheap private rooms and a small pool. It offers a great alternative as a reasonable backpacker option, whilst still being close to the beach.
Pelicanos is a Guatemalan run high-end, small hotel with A/C and beautiful swimming pool. Private rooms come with private showers and hot water. A more expensive option that generally appeals to Guatemalan crowds.
Pacifico opened in 2016 after originally starting out as a brilliant pizzeria in the village. It offers the best pizzas in town and a beautiful swimming pool with nice rooms and a relaxed environment.
Cocori hosts a nice blend of stylish, comfortable rooms, combined with a surfer charm. There is a small restaurant selling great food also. Their permaculture garden is worth checking out and helped a lot with La Choza Chula’s construction of a permaculture garden in the secondary school.
A new option in El Paredon, run by Guatemalans, this cheaper option has a swimming pool and seafront views. Selected rooms here will provide you with a kitchenette with a microwave and a fridge.