Chula Tours is an award-winning tour operator offering authentic and unique experiences in El Paredon. This includes day packages and week long cultural immersion experiences for families, groups and students. The tours are sold at both Paredon Surf House and The Driftwood Surfer due to their quality and reliability.
The tours provide an alternative income stream for our local guides and hosts and contribute to the conservation of the local environment. All profits are reinvested in La Choza Chula’s community development projects.
With the popularity of El Paredon with both tourists and travellers ever increasing, the area will soon be classified as a protected area in Guatemala, which means it is essential that guides are trained and hold a license to deliver tours. We work closely alongside INTECAP (Instituto Técnico de Capacitación y Productividad) succesfully training 9 local guides to become a certified guides, whilst also giving them free English classes in the process.
In 2016 Chula Tours generated £4,500 for the local community
> Mangrove Tours
El Naranjo National Park
Discover the beautiful mangrove-lined river on the edge of the Sipacate El Naranjo National Park in a traditional lancha boat.
Our local guide will paddle you through the mangroves helping you spot the local wildlife, before teaching you how to fish in a peaceful spot on the river. Includes guide, boat hire, fishing equipment and a small snack. Time: 2 hours
> Turtle Tour
Visit one of only seven sea-turtle feeding grounds in the world where turtles are present all year round.
See their heads surface as they come up for air in a beautiful spot, a 20-minute boat ride from El Paredon. On the way back our local guide will take you to the nearby salt farms, explaining the extraction process as you watch the famous El Paredon sunset. Includes guide, lancha hire, small snack and free bracelet
Time: 2 hours
> Guatemalan Cooking Experience
Get an insight into a local family’s kitchen with our authentic cooking experience.
Learn how to make traditional Guatemalan tortillas, empanadas, ticucas and more and then eat what you make! Includes delicious Guatemalan lunch (eg. rice, salad, empanadas, tortillas), fresh fruit juice and water.
Time: 2 hours
> Bracelet Making Class
Choose your style and colours and one of our young makers will help you design your bracelet. Includes workshop at La Choza Chula, materials and bracelet.
Time: 1.5 hours
Come experience the true Guatemalan way of life by staying with one of our community homestay’s.
Here you are welcomed into the home of a local family and get to experience your time in El Paredon the Guatemalan way.
A traditional Guatemalan breakfast is included.
> Tour Packages
Personalise your experience by booking a tailor-made tour package
Explore the mangroves and go fishing, take a tour of the village, learn how to make tortillas and go sea-turtle spotting at a beautiful spot 25 minutes from El Paredon. Perfect for groups or families