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11 Best El Paredon Hotels In Guatemala

If you are searching for the best El Paredon hotels, this guide features 11 of the best accommodation options this small, friendly town has to offer. 

El Paredon Guatemala (also known by its full name El Paredon Buena Vista) is fast becoming one of the world’s top surf destinations but for now, it remains an unspoilt, laidback coastal town. 

It is known for its consistent, year-round, uncrowded waves and its black volcanic sand beach. The town is also gaining notoriety as a party destination, especially on weekends. 

El Paredon Hotels

If surfing or boogie boarding is not for you, you can also explore the local Mangroves by boat, kayak or stand-up paddleboard and take a cooking class or learn about local culture on tour with Chula Tours (a locally run not-for-profit charity). 

If you are visiting El Paredon between September and December, you can watch baby turtles being released into the Pacific Ocean at the beachfront. It is an unmissable and memorable experience that will stay with you long after you leave El Paredon. 

Whatever you choose to do, don’t miss a fabled El Paredon sunset – just remember your mosquito and sandfly repellent! 


Top Pick Of El Paredon Hotels

Top pick of El Paredon hotels.
Ka´ana Surf via


Boasting minimalist, rustic rooms, each equipped with air conditioning and private bathrooms, Ka’ana Surf also features a pool and a restaurant and is the perfect luxury stay in El Paredon.

Book this luxury hotel at the best rate here.

Luxury El Paredon Guatemala Hotels

As El Paredon is a relatively new tourist destination, there are only a few luxury hotels and accommodation options. This adds to the charm of this currently unspoilt slice of Guatemala. 

The following El Paredon hotels offer high-quality accommodation with free parking and an in-room flat screen tv. Each of the hotels has a swimming pool which is a must in El Paredon as although the beach is beautiful, its black sand and strong waves are not suitable for sunbathing or swimming. 

#1 Ka´ana Surf – Best Hotel In El Paredon For Couples Or Friends.

One of the most popular hotels in El Paredon, Ka’ana Surf offers comfortable accommodation with a laid-back vibe

Location | This beachfront hotel is in El Paredon centre and is only 100 metres from El Paredon Beach. 

There are three restaurants within 500 metres, and Sipacate-Naranjo National Park is two kilometres away. The nearest grocery shop is a two minutes walk. 

Facilities | Ka’ana Surf features a swimming pool, a garden, a sun terrace, plus a restaurant serving an à la carte breakfast and a bar. There is a 24-hour front desk and a shared lounge with a billiards table. 

Room service is available, and guests have use of a private beach area. Free WiFi is available in the restaurant. 

Rooms | The blue-toned en suite air-conditioned rooms either have an extra large double bed or a double bed with two single beds. Some rooms have pool or sea views. 

The rooms are elegantly decorated in a chic hippie style and are situated around the hotel pool. 

#2 Luna Rossa – A spacious El Paredon Accommodation Best For Groups Of Friends.

If your group is looking for privacy and space with excellent self-catering facilities, book Luna Rossa Villa. 

Location | This private villa is located in a central El Paredon Buena Vista position and is just 50 metres from El Paredon Beach. 

Facilities | Luna Rossa villa has a good-sized in-ground swimming pool, a garden and a sun terrace. 

Rooms | The stunning villa has three separate bedrooms and can sleep up to eight people in double, single and extra-large double beds. There are three bathrooms with rainfall showers. 

The well-equipped kitchen features a full oven, fridge freezer, microwave and dining table. Outdoor dining is also possible with a poolside picnic bench. 

Although the villa sleeps multiple people, I would not recommend it for families with young children due to the nature of the rooftop terrace, balconies and unfenced in-ground pool. 

#3 Casa Zala – One Of The Best Hotels In El Paredon For Solo Travellers Or Friends.

The beautifully decorated communal facilities of this El Paredon hotel are guaranteed to encourage new travel friends. This El Paredon Guatemala hotel is a good option for self-caterers who like convivial, communal living. 

Location | Casa Zala is in El Paredón centre, a short 300-metre walk from Playa El Paredón.  

Facilities | The hotel has a large outdoor pool, a garden, a sun terrace and a shared lounge with soft seats and hanging chairs.

Self-caterers can use a semi-open shared kitchen equipped with a fridge, stovetop and crockery. There is a paid airport shuttle, and free WiFi is available. 

Rooms | The ensuite white-toned rooms have an extra large wooden bed (or two double beds), a clothes rail, a table and a soft chair. Some rooms have large bi-fold doors leading to a patio with seating, and a hammock, whilst others offer pool views. 

Midrange Hotels In El Paredon Guatemala

Mid-range hotels in El Paredon Guatemala offer comfortable, aesthetically pleasing accommodation with good facilities but at an affordable, low-cost price tag. 

The following hotels offer free parking and free WiFi. 

#4 Swell Hotel El Paredon – One Of The Best El Paredon Hotels For Facilities

This is the best hotel El Paredon has for facilities, and it is a good option for multi-generational groups who may prefer different styles of accommodation. 

The hotel has 11 rooms and a maximum of 27 guests, so you will experience a familial, communal atmosphere. 

Location | The hotel is 180 metres from El Paredon Beach in El Paredon centre. There are three restaurants within 300 metres, and Sipacate-Naranjo National Park is two kilometres away.

Facilities | Swell Hotel features a swimming pool, a garden and a sun terrace. There is a bar and a restaurant serving an à la carte breakfast. A paid airport shuttle is available. 

The hotel hosts retreats and wellness programmes, and guests can take private surfing lessons or hire surfing equipment. However, only hire surfing equipment if you are an intermediate or advanced surfer, as El Paredon beach is renowned for its strong rip currents. 

Rooms | Partially open thatched roof standard rooms sleep two, three or four people in double beds. Each ensuite room has a ceiling fan, mosquito nets, seating benches and lamps. Some rooms offer sea views and a seating area with a sofa and hammock. 

‘The Bungalow’ ground floor room can sleep five people. 

If you prefer enclosed rooms, book either the Uluwatu, Swim Up or Koko Suite. These cosy thatched-roof suites are air-conditioned and feature a double bed, a front patio with seating and an open ensuite bathroom with a rainfall shower. 

#5 Zoah Surf & Hotel – Best For Active Guests And Families.

This hotel only has six villas (enclosed or partially open) with a maximum of 18 guests, so expect a cosy homely vibe

If you are looking for an alternative to El Paredon Surf Camp, Zoah Surf and Hotel is a perfect option. 

Location | Zoah Surf boutique hotel is 100 metres from El Paredon Beach. There are lots of restaurants and beach bars nearby. 

Facilities | The hotel features a swimming pool, a garden and a sun terrace and a bar. Free WiFi and a paid airport shuttle is available. 

Guests can enjoy yoga classes at the onsite studio or can, take surfing lessons or hire surfing equipment. 

Rooms | The partially open wooden thatched roof villas sleep up to four people in double and single beds and have mosquito nets and a table with stools. 

Some villas are on the ground floor, and each villa has a patio area with seating and a hammock. 

The enclosed air-conditioned ensuite villas feature two double beds and glass sliding doors leading onto a terrace with seating. The open bathroom provides dual sinks and a rainfall shower. 

The outdoor terrace area is enclosed, so this cosy villa is probably the best hotel El Paredon Guatemala has for families. 

The villas have been constructed using local materials such as palm leaves and eucalyptus wood and bark.  

#6 Paredon Surf House – One Of The Best El Paredon Hotels For Intermediate Surfers & Beach Lovers.

This 2-star beachfront El Paredon surf hotel offers dormitories, open thatched bungalows on stilts and deluxe enclosed bungalows. You are sure to find something here to match your travel style and budget. 

Location | Paredon Surf House is in a central El Paredon location and is just a few steps from the beach. There are several beach bars and sea-view restaurants within walking distance. It is a four-minute walk to the nearest supermarket. 

Facilities | The hotel offers a swimming pool, a garden, a bar and a restaurant serving an à la carte or continental breakfast. During the day, the restaurant serves catch-of-the-day fish, fresh salads and local-style rice. Vegan options are available.

Guests have free WiFi and use of a paid airport shuttle. 

Paredon Surf House has a really good selection of different-sized surfboards available to rent only to their guests. If you’re an intermediate independent surfer, this property is an excellent choice!

If surfing and bodyboarding doesn’t fill your day, there is an official-size beach volleyball court on site. The hotel also offers activities and tours such as birdwatching and boat tours of the mangroves, cooking classes, and a make-your-own Chula bracelet class.  

Rooms | The enclosed cottage-style rooms offer the best space and privacy. They feature a double bed with nets, a table and chairs, a fan and a patio with seating. The private ensuite is partially open.

The deluxe sea view room has a large L-shaped sofa on its patio and gorgeous uninterrupted sea views. 

#7 Sunrise Hostel – The Best Adults-Only Accommodation In El Paredon.

Don’t let the word hostel deter you from making a booking at this stunning property. 

Sunrise Hostel is an adults-only tropical oasis with excellent facilities and comfortable, affordable private accommodation. 

Location | The hostel is 400 metres from El Paredon beach. El Paredon town centre is five minutes on foot, and there are lots of restaurants and beach bars within walking distance. 

Facilities | Sunrise Hostel features a swimming pool, a gorgeous tropical garden, a sun terrace and a bar. Breakfast is offered daily and is included in the room rates. 

There is a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi, and a paid airport shuttle is available. 

Rooms | The cute white-walled thatched roof cabañas sleep up to four in one double and two bunk beds. The colourful rooms are basic but comfortable and provide a partially open ensuite with a shower. There is one room which sleeps up to six people. 

Each room has a semi-open upper floor (accessed by a wooden ladder) as a chillout space. Some rooms are air-conditioned whilst others are equipped with a fan. All the rooms encircle the pool and have pool views. 

Budget Friendly El Paredon Hotels

There is a good selection of El Paredon hotels for travellers on a budget. 

You may get smaller, more basic rooms, but you will still receive the legendary hospitality and fantastic sea views that El Paredon is known for. 

#8 Casa Austera – Best For Couples Travelling On A Budget.

This ecologically minded small hotel is highly rated for its friendly customer service and its coconuts! 

Location | Casa Austera is 350 metres from Playa El Paredon Guatemala. There are several restaurants within 300 metres, and the nearest supermarket (Super 24) is four minutes away on foot.  

Facilities | The hotel features a swimming pool, a garden and a shared kitchen. An à la carte breakfast is available daily. There is free WiFi and a bike rental service. 

Rooms | The rooms are basic but adequate and have a double bed, a wardrobe, a table and chair and a fan. There is a small kitchenette with a fridge and stove. Bathrooms are shared, and towels and bed linen cost extra. 

Dormitory rooms are also available. 

#9 Calypso cabanas – Best For Solo Travellers Or Couples Who Like Quiet Stays. 

This small cabana complex is highly rated for its friendly customer service, tranquil location and eco-friendly credentials

Location | Calypso Cabanas are 400 metres from El Paredon Beach. There are several beach bars and restaurants within 250 metres. 

Facilities | There is a sun terrace, free parking and an airport shuttle service available. 

Rooms | The partially open cabanas feature a double bed, mosquito net, a hammock, clothes rack and a fan. Each room offers a view of the tropical garden and has a private patio area with seating. Rooms have either shared or private bathrooms. 

#10 Macarena Paredon – Best For Short Stays.

Macarena Paredon is a clean and comfortable cabana complex, but due to its size and lack of facilities, it is best for short stays. There is no parking on site. 

Location | The hotel is 400 metres from El Paredon Beach. There are lots of restaurants within walking distance (the nearest is only 100 metres on foot), and Sipacate-Naranjo National Park is under two kilometres away. 

Rooms | The rooms are wooden floor canvas tents covered with a thatch roof. Each tent has a double bed, a fan and a clothes rack. Bathroom facilities are shared and are not adjacent to the tents.  

#11 Hotel Villas Lucciana – Best For Group Of Friends.

This El Paredon Hotel offers simple rooms for a great price and pleasant communal facilities.

Location | Hotel Villas Lucciana is situated only a few minutes walk from El Paredon Beach in the El Paredon Buena Vista area. There are three restaurants within 250 metres, and a grocery shop is a few minutes away on foot. 

Facilities | The hotel features a garden, a good-sized in-ground pool and a rooftop bar with hammocks and a lounging area. Concierge service and a tour desk is also available to hotel guests. Breakfast is included in the room rate.

Rooms | The property features two and three-bed rooms with ensuite bathrooms and complimentary toiletries.

El Paredon Hotels Final Word

I hope this guide to El Paredon Guatemala hotels has helped you decide on where to stay in El Paredon. Take your trip to Guatemala’s hidden gem before the rest of the world finds out about this beautiful and adventure-filled part of the country. 

If you have any questions, let me know in the comments!

Mal xxx

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