Monterrico is a paradisiac place characterized by its beaches of black sand and for being a natural reserve of sea turtles. It is located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, southwest of Guateamala.
It is located on the Pacific Ocean, southwest of the department of Santa Rosa. It takes 147 km to get to Monterrico by paved road, from Guatemala City.
Monterrico is increasingly visited by guatemalan and foreign tourists largely due to local turtle conservation efforts as well as the relaxed atmosphere of the area.