A tour of the Chiquimulilla Channel is a unique and worthwhile experience, and a must-do on any trip to Guatemala. We offer a Monterrico tour that will give you an authentic, memorable experience, and expose you to the less-seen areas of Monterrico.
The tour is given on a small, motorless boat that departs from Pier Monterrico. Typically, the tour departs at 6:00am, giving you an ideal view of the many birds and fauna in the area. It is also an ideal time to see the sunrise and avoid the hotter hours of the day. The tour can also take place at night, around 5:00pm, to offer a view of the sunset and still avoid the midday heat.
The tour lasts about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, and takes you through lagoons and canals that are all part of a protected ecological area, promoting conservation of the natural wildlife. During the tour you will see many varieties of indigenous birds, including gulls, cranes, pelicans, and herons. At sunrise or sunset, you will also catch a breathtaking view of the sunlight shining over the plants and water.
If you would like to swim or relax on the shore after your tour, we can also take you to Hotel Utz-Tzaba, where you can use their private beach and facilities for an extra fee. Don’t forget your hat, sunglasses, insect repellent, something to drink, and, above all, a camera for the amazing photo opportunities you’ll have! Book your tour today and experience the best Monterrico has to offer.
- Depart from Antigua or Guatemala City (2 hours to Monterrico pier.)
- Boat tour for an approximate time of 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours.
- Return to Antigua.
2 passengers: US$ 90.00
3 passengers: US$ 65.00
4 passengers: US$ 55.00
5 passengers and up: US$ 45.00