Puerto Barrios, Guatemala

Puerto Barrios is seaport and the capital of the department of Izabal on the Caribbian Coast of Guatemala. Population: 100,593 (2018)

High crime rate. It is recommended to take only official taxi.

Official language: Spanish.

Salary: 240 USD per month.

Puerto Barrios is starting to get more visitors in the new century as the nearby town of Santo Tomás de Castilla has started receiving cruise ships.

80% of all bananas exported to the entire world comes from Guatemala.


Puerto Barrios has a trade-wind tropical rainforest climate. The city experiences significant rainfall year-round. Like most cities and towns with this climate, Puerto Barrios does not have a dry season. The everage annual temperature in Puerto Barrios is 27.3 C (81.1 F).

Behind this small seller is a 110 years old hotel.

The flag of Guatemala: sky blue and white. The two Sky blue stripes represent the fact that Guatemala is a land located between two oceans, the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean; and the sky over the country.


Visited 10 of Jan. 2023 by Ulf and Tatjana Vleeshouwers

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