In addition to surfing, body surfing, boogie boarding or splashing around in the waves, you can relax in our freshwater swimming pool or in the hammocks in the shade of our bungalows and palm trees. For those who like a little more activity, we have an official-size beach volleyball court and an ocean-view swing.
We also offer a number of other activities on request. The village of El Paredón is surrounded by water, bordered by the Pacific Ocean on one side, with tidal estuaries, rivers, and mangroves along the other. We offer boat tours into the mangroves, which is great for bird watching and wildlife viewing, including the endangered Eastern Pacific Green turtles which breed in the “Pozo del Nance” inland waterway near El Paredón.
Note: All tours and activities are subject to availability and with Spanish speaking local guides only.
Chula Tours is the award-winning community tourism operator of La Choza Chula, a not-for-profit social enterprise based in El Paredon, Guatemala. They aim to support, educate and train local people to provide quality, informative, and sustainable tours to visitors of the beautiful village. The tours contribute to the conservation of the local environment as well as providing an alternative income stream for local people.
Contact us to make your reservation with Choza Chula Tours. The tour is paid directly to them in cash (USD or Quetzales) or card (10% surcharge with card).
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 migratory birds and local wildlife! Includes local guide, lancha (rowing boat) hire, oars and benches, basic fishing equipment, small snack and water – 2 hours
$15 per person (minimum 2 people)
Visit one of only two sea-turtle feeding grounds with turtles present all year round in the whole of the Americas. See their heads surface as they come up for air in a beautiful spot, a 20 minute boat ride from El Paredón. On the way back our local guide will take you to the salt farms, explaining the extraction process as you watch the famous El Paredón sunset. Includes lancha hire, visit to Poza de Nance and local salt farms, small snack and local guide. – 2 hours
$25 per person (minimum 2 people)
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, water and local guide. – 2 hours
$12 per person (minimum 2 people)
Learn how to make your own Chula bracelet! Choose your own style and colours and design your own with one of our young makers. They will show you the different designs and colours of thread before teaching you how to make your own bracelet to take away as a souvenir! – 1..5 hours
$12 per person (minimum 2 people)
The turtles lay their eggs on the beach at night. A unique experience to watch! The sea turtle nesting season is from June to November, with Augsust and September being the busiest months. El Paredoón is an important nesting site for leatherback, olive ridley, and green sea turtles.
Free – An informal experience, directly at Paredon Surf House (not a Chula Tour)