Puerto Quetzal is Guatemala's leading Pacific Ocean port. It is vital for both cargo traffic and as a stop point for cruise liners. It is located in Escuintla, beside the city of Puerto San Jose, which it passed as a port in importance to the country's traffic during the 20th century. It lay claim to 37 volcanoes, a rich Mayan heritage, Lake Atitlan and one of the best-preserved colonial cities in Antigua. This appealing port city on the Pacific coast of Guatemala is home to the beautiful, Quetzal bird, which was once sacred to the Mayan civilization that roamed this area.
If you make the trip to Puerto Quetzal there are a couple of things you should do. First you must go to the Pacaya Volcano, this place is over 8300 feet high and it is an active volcano so smoke is constantly flowing from it. A couple of other places to see are Anigua, Guatemala City, and Tikal.