22. Februar 2019
Swell Guatemala, a surf and lifestyle boutique hotel, opened in late 2018 in the ‘it’ surf destination of Guatemala, El Paredon
Architect Elan Ibghy and designer Marie Bonnefond, inspired by the country, blends modern with rustic, using all local craftsman and beautiful Guatemalan textiles. The thoughtful spaces promote relaxing, with hammocks and cozy nooks everywhere. The 8 rooms vary, some with thatch roofs or others more contemporary with concrete interiors and swim up platforms. They offer delicious cocktails, cold beers, and a tasting menu dinner 3 nights a week. Swell sits nestled in a small fishing village, with the reputation of having the best surf in the country and has drawn surfers from all over the world. The beach itself is massive and at times without anyone else in sight.
Tucked away and secluded from the everyday hustle and bustle, El Paredon is a hidden paradise. Unknown to most travelers, Guatemala’s best kept secret is home to some of the country’s top surfers. With the endless volcanic black sand beach and the consistent waves it is a perfect destination for all types of travel. The friendly locals are happy to host you at their traditional restaurants and eateries. This small fishing village is full of character and activities to fill your day and relax your mind. El Paredon is home to Guatemala’s best waves. El Paredon was recently ranked amongst the world’s top 10 surf locations by The Guardian.
Images: Courtey of Swell