El Pacific Surf house | Established Campground

Guatemala

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Verified:
11 months ago
Altitude:
5.2 masl
Website:
None
Phone:
None

Amenities

Electricity:
Yes - At Sites
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
Yes
Restaurant:
Yes
Showers:
Cold
Water:
Non-Potable
Toilets:
Running Water
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes
Sanitation Dump Station:
Unknown

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Description

great owner, called wida speaks spanish and english, surfer by soul, helped a lot with everything, and chilled a lot with us. great place with freshwater showers and big pool with fun slides 4 kids. shady under trees but plenty of space for bigger rigs. bbq places and serves local food.
has boards for rent and he gave a couple of surf lessons for free! nicely paved road all the way, 10m walk into the waves, just across a quiet street is the beach.

hôtel restaurant avec piscine lieu pour tentes et camping car de 2000m2 lieu privatif totalement ombragé avec 2 piscines dont l'eau est changée tous les 3 jrs!! 2 toboggans et une tyrolienne aquatique,rampe de skate. Barbecue. juste en face de l'océan petite route à traverser. Vida un jeune françaisvous accueille avec plaisir et parlé anglais espagnol. passionné de surf,il donne des cours.
-Chambre à prix accessible avec ou sans climatisation
-resto avec ts les plats à 60 Qts (cevitche caldo pescado. ..)
- entrée pour tte taille de camping car 80qts + 20 pour l'électricité et possibilité de charger en eau.
Route goudronnée jusqu'au bout.
-animaux acceptes

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Average at best. We cane with the intention to camp (tent) but as the forecast called for serious rain we opted for a room with fan. Turns out it was the wettest week end if the year so it was a good idea in that respect HOWEVER...
The room was filthy! Have been camping in the dust and dirt for months so we can handle a lot but this was a bit too far! The sink and toilet were covered in bat droppings! I went to ask for cleaning products but the owner didn’t seem to know where they were and the cleaning lady (cook also) had already left. He gave me an old t-shirt which I used to try and clean the place up a little. Later on we realised that the bed too was covered in bat poop! We try to shake that out too... at nights the bats would fly through the room which is fun until one hit the fan... that got messy!!! So turned the fan off (very hot)
The water sister was empty before we had the chance to take a shower (even though we were the only guests) the shared toilets downstairs were disgusting and the lust goes on... for Q230 per night you’d expect better! The owner is very friendly but doesn’t seem to care about any of it.
Due to the road being washed out we had to stay a second night, more or less same story (no water, power cuts, bats, roof leaking in the bathroom) but this time a group of people arrived around 11:30PM partying near the pool all night (loudly!) then left again around 05:30AM with a lot of noise... didn’t sleep at all and couldn’t wait to get out of there!
Maybe with a camper parked right at the back of the car park it could be ok but avoid the rooms!!!
The pool was nice though, but that was about it!

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As described, nice place near the beach, with a very friendly owner Greg Wida.
Paid 90Q per night for a car+RTT, 2 persons, 2 kids.
Kids spent 3 solid days in the great pool. Waves were to big to surf for us, but we understood from Wida that there usually is a great surf, approx 300days/yr. Same type of beach break as El Paredon.

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Awesome place! We were there as 2nd overlanders after pandemia. Nice pools, quiet at night, big trees provides shade in the daytime. The price is now 90 qtz for a night. Must try is their ceviches, delicious!! Very welcoming owner!

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Great spot, one of our favorites in Guatemala. Greg will make you feel right at home and is a wonderful person to get to know. He is very active in the community and cares about making it a better place. Wish we could have stayed longer but we'll definitely come back someday!

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Good place across the beach, lots of space and a pool, the owner is a good guy. Very helpful and accommodating. New bathrooms and showers. Places to make fire.

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As described, we stayed there two nights with a 24 feet. Greg is very friendly and does everything for the stay going on well. Night 85 Q per vehicle and dishes at the restaurant 75 Q. Beautiful beach and pool well-enjoyd. Night very quiet. The road to access the campsite is very beautiful and wide enough.

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Great spot next to the ocean. Easy access to the surf. It could use a little TLC, some garbage etc. The owner is super friendly and helpful. Overall we would definitely recommend. We found everyone in Sipacate to be friendly and welcoming.

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Perfect spot for chilling in a very nice area . Lots of shadow. Pool is very very clean (water is changed every three days) . Skate park and outdoor gym. Good waves just across the street. It gets busy during week ends of course but if you are looking for calm then all the week is perfect. The restaurant serves delicious sea food with homemade french fries. The owner Greg is a very nice french guy who is part of the local community for several years. He leads a bunch of ecological projects and is also a lifeguard volunteer. Enjoy !!

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Si vous allez sur la côte Pacifique au Guatemala, c'est ici que vous devez venir.
Greg, alias Vida, est le patron de ce camping et le mec le plus sympa que nous ayons rencontré en une année de voyage. le camping est top, avec piscine, toboggan, tyrolienne, et même une rampe de skate pour les amateurs. Il a prêté une planche de surf à mon fils et sont allés prendre des vagues ensemble chaque matin. Il n'y a qu'à traverser la rue pour être sûr la plage. Incontournable !!!

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great place to stay, room for 2 big rigs, Iveco 90-16, stayed 3 nights, lots of fun, very friendly and helpful, 80Q/nicht. See other comments.

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great place and a great owner. right across from the beach, super clean swimming pool with a zip line. the owner Greg is a super enthusiastic and a great cook too. he is the person who initiated me to surfing and for this I will be eternally grateful. Greg - if you read this please contact me on Facebook as my phone got stolen and I lost your WhatsApp info. https://m.facebook.com/the.rusty.camper

Peter

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great owner to chill with, a surfenthusiast!
85Q for 4 persons (2 in the camper 2 in a tent, no kids) electricity is 30 Q more (but i think because we were 4 persons it was more, also we only used it one night)
great place! nice and kind young french owner, fluent in spanish and english.
freshwater showers and clean pool.
stayed 7 days, did not negociate over the length of stay, but probably possible.
we didnt know and day by day was fine, pay at leave. all fenced in, entryports closed at night. motion sensor alarms in some spots, feels really safe.
zipiacate has all the food and necessesties, 5minute tuktuk drive from el pacifico.
rents surfboards: 150Q for 2 a day (cheapest we found in the area: el paderon surf camp: 120 per board and day, he gave me a couple lesson for free! went out with me in the whitewater and he helped handling the longboard)
the usual toilets are without a lid/seat, and sometimes gross. he sais he cleams them every day but i guess only with throwing chloride water over it. We complained and got a room key. that shower and toilet (with lid&seat) were clean. (kind of impossible to shower and not to flood though - no showerbrush, tiny curtain)
that possibility fades if he is booked out (he has 3 dorm rooms and only 2 rooms with shower [2 double beds]) but i doubt that happens often (1 night to us, over the weekend): mostly local guests, he makes money with pool guests, and his restaurant of simple local food (fried fish and fries, and stuff like that. lots of cold drinks)
he has bbqs and free firewood.
the pool is awesome especially for kids:
-smaller rather shallow pool for the younger with a curved slide
-bigger pool that is at least 2,5m on the one end. that one has a quite steep slide and a zipline to jump in.
poolwater gets changed every 3 days (that generator is anoying for 2 in the early mornig for what felt like hours - every 3 days)
the road in is a smooth ride! all paved!
entryport is maybe 3,50m high - we had lots of clearence with our 3m height. trees are high, too. width should be fine for everyone with a little backup (we got 23ft/7m - just ask someone to hold up traffic)
we roled in late from lago atitlan and since maps.me calculated over 1 hour less than into el paderon, we spared dirtroads.
we took a tuktuk and the ferry into el paderon, but places were more expensive (especially boards) and had no shady spots to park in. the beach there was the same as in front of this place. (little dirty, no pointbreak)
thats a minus: the beach is not realy inviting. got garbage here and there and the black sand gets madly hot over the day. the shack just on the other side of the road is great to watch the ocean and hang a hammock (photo) some shacks spend shade along the beach but most are black plasic tarpe over wooden posts. sunsets are great though and on weekdays you can stroll it all alone. lots of local bars to hag and buy a beer on the weekend, it was pretty empty over the week. but on the weekend it is lively with locals, and its a fun beach to hang with locals (some young stop by to skat at el pacifico) i guess during holidays it quite crowded.
We found el pacifico surf camp a chilled place, all in shade under big trees (so for solar you might have a problem but close to the pool mornings to like midday it has a sunny spot)
its about a 10m walk into the waves depending on tide and you hear them in the pool. if you skate: has a nice little miniramp wich he plans to expand.
it was mostly quiet: 2 busses come by the street every evenig, but the street is not really bussy. also pool guests can be noisy: for 2 hours the other day a bunch of noisy teens had lots of fun with all the setups jumping in the pool. but that was only once. It is possible for guests to ask for music at the pool (usb) if you would like the musik to change or quiet down that would be no problem i bet. usually is quiet and we didnt hear it in front of the camper.
the owner, called wida, gave us tips on when and where to surf and actually went out with us (and gave free lessons)! he is a surfer by soul. settled after 15 years of traveling an teaching linguistics all over the world.
it is not a perfect break but a fun one, difficult to predict though. the time with wida was great and he was helping out with evey question and had beer with us. also he told us where to buy good fish and gutted it for us, to make it on the bbq.
sadly i broke the tip of a board, payed 300Q for repairs, in germany that would have been about 3 to 5 times that. he sends it into guatemala city to a friend.

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This place has a lot of potential. There are pools with what looks like fun water slides, but we didn't try since it looks like the pool may not be deep enough for them to be safe, and we didn't stay long enough to see someone else try it first. When we first showed up he put us in a nice level parking spot next to his rooms. There is a plug that he said he charges a little more for electricity, but we could plug in if we wanted. We ended up moving into his second empty lot so we would have enough space to set up our awning. The second lot is full leaves and trash. He did clean it up a little bit and we found ourselves to be very comfortable back there. it was much quieter back there, but then we were too far away to plug into the electricity and the lot has a lot of trees for shade which is bad for collecting solar. the owner is French and he is very nice and was very enthusiastic to have us and to help us be comfortable. maybe if more Overlander start showing up he'll turn that back lot into an overlanders Paradise and hopefully if he gets more busy he can afford to have staff that would actually clean the bathrooms I rarely complain about a bathroom but the toilet was really dirty gross. this might be the only place on the beach that actually has a freshwater shower. Our dog was more than welcome here and as far as the surf is concerned it's very similar to El paredon, but with less people. We paid 80Q for both of us to camp without electricity.

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hôtel restaurant avec piscine lieu pour tentes et camping car de 2000m2 lieu privatif totalement ombragé avec 2 piscines dont l'eau est changée tous les 3 jrs!! 2 toboggans et une tyrolienne aquatique,rampe de skate. Barbecue. juste en face de l'océan petite route à traverser. Vida un jeune françaisvous accueille avec plaisir et parlé anglais espagnol. passionné de surf,il donne des cours.
-Chambre à prix accessible avec ou sans climatisation
-resto avec ts les plats à 60 Qts (cevitche caldo pescado. ..)
- entrée pour tte taille de camping car 80qts + 20 pour l'électricité et possibilité de charger en eau.
Route goudronnée jusqu'au bout.
-animaux acceptes

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