Hello everyone. I was very excited when reading all the comments because it took me back to when I was in Monterrico just about a week ago. I am from Guatemala and lived there the first 9 years of my life. Then I moved to California with my family. I went to Guatemala just two weeks ago for 1 1/2 weeks. On Tuesday, May 2, 2006 I went to Monterrico. It's a beautiful place to visit. The experience was awesome. I encourage everyone visiting Guatemala to go to Monterrico. You'll have lots of fun and will enjoy the trip. The beach is beautiful, especially the black sand. Be prepared to struggle to stay on your feet while in the water. Those waves are the strongest I've seen and felt in my life, hehehe. Enjoy!!
PS: I really enjoyed the ferry ride. It was very cool!
-- (May 11, 2006) on Monterrico