I also visited Monterrico January 2008, with a non-profit organization called Health Outreach. We provided free dental care in the village. This was my first experience with Guatemala and one that I will never forget!! I now know why they say that if you catch 'the bug' you won't want to leave. I loved the entire atmosphere of Monterrico. Everyday we would walk along the beach, check out the local restaurants and shops..I love the simplicity of the village..Everyone was extremely friendly and willing to help. Played volleyball with the locals at Johnny's Place, great group of guys..thank you for letting us join in!! This is definitely a place I will travel to again, I can't say enough positive things about it!! Thoroughly enjoyed "The Animal", and felt very welcomed...they opened the bar especially late for our group, as they don't normally open on Thursday nights..so thank you!! Gotta love Gallo!! Never drank that much beer in one week before!
I recommend this place to anyone who wishes a simple vacation, with friendly people and beautiful sunsets!! You really can't explain the experience till you've been there!
I can't wait to go back....hopefully very soon!!
Thank you to all of Monterrico!!