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How to get from Guatemala City to Monterrico, Guatemala

Monterrico is well-known for its volcanic black sand beaches. Check out our guide for the best options to travel from Guatemala City to Monterrico.

Monterrico is a small laidback town in Guatemala and popular for its volcanic black sand beaches.

There is not a lot to do in Monterrico, making it a perfect place if you want to escape the hectic city life for a few days and disconnect from everything.

Check our guide for the best options to travel from Guatemala City to Monterrico.

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How far is Monterrico from Guatemala City?

The distance from Guatemala City to Monterrico is 80 miles or 129 kilometers.

The main transportation options to get from Guatemala City to Monterrico are:

  • Bus
  • Shared Shuttle
  • Private Transfer
  • Taxi

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On GuateGo, you can check all available transportation options from Guatemala City to Monterrico. It is a reliable and easy-to-use platform to compare prices & schedules and make a booking online.

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Getting to Monterrico from Guatemala City

1. Bus from Guatemala City to Monterrico

Journey Duration: 4 hours

The most economic way to travel to Monterrico is by bus.

Starbus offers daily trips for USD 15. Their busses are equipped with air-conditioning, reclining seats, TV and bathroom.

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2. Shared Van Shuttle

Journey Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

If you prefer a little more comfort, we recommend a shared shuttle.

The driver will pick you up at your hotel in Guatemala City and drop you off at the Hotel Delfín in Monterrico.

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On GuateGo, you can check all available transportation options from Guatemala City to Monterrico. It is a reliable and easy-to-use platform to compare prices & schedules and make a booking online.

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3. Private Transfer from Guatemala City to Monterrico

Journey Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

A private transfer is, without doubt, the most comfortable way to get to Monterrico. You will be independent of bus or shuttle schedules and can even ask your driver to make stops on the way.

We recommend this option, especially for groups and families. Depending on how many people will join the trip, the price per person may not be much higher than for a shared shuttle.

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5. Driving with Rental Car

Journey Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

As the distance between Guatemala City and Monterrico is only 80 miles or 129 kilometers traveling there by rental car is also a great option.

The big advantage of traveling by rental car is that you can visit places on the way, stop for lunch, and don’t have to worry about luggage limitations (as long as it fits in your car).

6. Uber or Taxi

Journey Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

You can also take a taxi to Tikal. We recommend you agree on a fixed price!

Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Monterrico from Guatemala City?

The distance from Guatemala City to Monterrico is 80 miles or 129 kilometers.

What are the main transportation options to get from Guatemala City to Monterrico?

The main transportation options are bus, shared shuttle, private transfer and taxi.