Puerto Quetzal - Guatemala

Puerto Quetzal is Guatemala's largest Pacific Ocean port. It is important for both cargo traffic and as a stop-off point for cruise liners.It is located in Escuintla department, alongside the city of Puerto San José, which it superseded as a port in importance to the country's maritime traffic during the 20th century. Locator maps13°55′14″N, 90°47′16″W See also2007 Guatemala earthquakeTransport in Guatemala

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HijoDelSol :
"Not really close. Tikal would be where you would want to go, but it would be a pretty good trek from there."
TubThumpin :
"None close enough for you to go during a cruise ship break."
Xavier :
"The closest to that area is, Takalik Abaj, is about an hour or two from Puerto Quetzal, in Retalhuleu... There should be a tourist guidance around there, but for you to get a better idea, here are two web-sites, there is more information on the web... Hope you can make it! "

We are on a Princess cruise visiting these ports October 2nd and 3rd. What shore excursions, if any, are worthwhile?

Simple_Moon :
"Well I went to Guatemala and i recommend you to go to tikal and see the beautiful ruins of the mayas"
Fulanito :
"According to Princess.com there are 6 shore excursions that you can partake in. I have read them all and can tell you all are worthwhile but in the end, its up to you. One of the excursions involves visiting the Ruins of Leon Viejo (Old Leon, second oldest city in the Western Hemisphere), it is an UNESCO World Heritage site, very beautiful city, a lot of beautiful colonial architecture. Many world-renowned poets have been birthed there, Nicaragua itself is a country of poets, until proven otherwise hehe. One place on the excursion (included) you can't miss is the Hacienda San Antonio which is home to Flor de Cana Rum. Flor de Cana rum comes in about 7 different flavors, "Gran Reserva" is personally my favorite, the bottles are super cheap, about $5-$15, the rum has one so many international awards its crazy. Another excursion sends you to the capital city of Managua, where i live. Unless its a guided tour, , skip it. It is difficult trying to navigate our streets, we don't have street signs, we use local landmarks (some of which don't exsist anymore). Beside that, many tourist usually only land here (international airport) and leave to other cities, or the Pacific and Caribbean coasts. Managua, however, is the most important city in the country, there are beautiful new malls, and many new parks. The roberto humbes market is abound with art products, hammocks made by hand, and much nice stuff that can be used as gifts when you get back home. There are also many museums, and the rotondas which have sculptures that are amazing. Ill provide you with pictures of Managua and Leon below."
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