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It's located 45 kilometres to the southwest of the capital of Guatemala, Guatemala City.
Plan a day to watch the sun set over San Jose Beach, 45 kilometres to the south.
It's no secret that spending time outdoors is good for your health and happiness. Keeping that in mind, why don't you make your way 20 kilometres out of Escuintla to Volcan de Fuego? Volcan de Agua, 20 kilometres away, is one more recommended choice.
Venture 50 kilometres northeast to Estadio Nacional Mateo Flores to watch an exhilarating live game of soccer. Located in Guatemala City, the arena is the home turf of the CSD Municipal, so dress in red and blue and get ready for some fun!
Venture outwards and find out what's happening in San Miguel Duenas, 25 kilometres to the north. Lots of travellers come here for Central Park and Acatenango. Alternatively, Santa Maria de Jesus is 25 kilometres to the north of Escuintla. Visit this place for easy access to La Merced Church and Antigua Guatemala Cathedral.
Keen to check out the Choco Museum, the San Jose el Viejo Ruins and Antigua Market? They're all near Antigua Guatemala, 30 kilometres away. Handicraft Market and Jade Maya Factory and Museum are also close by and ought to be in your travel plans.
Whether you enjoy chasing Michelin stars or nibbling on a snack from a street stall, sampling the local food and drink is maybe the best thing about travel. So why not tempt your taste buds by digging into some of the area's decadent offerings?
This area has its own cooking style centred on traditional ingredients and local tastes. Beans (frijoles) and chicken are commonly used in much of the fare.
Don't miss the opportunity to try out chiles rellenos (bell peppers stuffed with meat and vegetables) or gallo en chicha (chicken stew). These distinctive meals come highly recommended by the locals.
'Stressed' spelled backwards is 'desserts', and we don't think that's a coincidence. There's no more scrumptious way to let your worries melt away than with coconut flan, a treat that's often found on dinner tables here.
Great news, beer lovers. There are a few flavourful brews to sink here. Enjoy a pint of Victoria in a comfy bar and be sure to text your pals back at home, 'Wish you were beer'.
Start your night in fine form with a glass of a local wine like Château DeFay White Merlot or Château DeFay Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot. Taste for balance, structure and texture, or simply share a bottle with friends.
When it comes time to say "Adiós" to Escuintla, don't be sad — it will always be there awaiting your next visit!
Getting to your flight on time can sometimes be stressful. That being said, you should be right if you're prepared. The nearest terminal, El Salvador International Airport (SAL), is 210 kilometres to the southeast.
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Hotel was great but Daniel at the front desk was shocking. We didn't feel welcome or accommodated when we arrived.
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