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About Us

Welcome to The Driftwood Surfer! Your new favorite beachfront hostel located in the beautiful, untouched town of El Paredón, Guatemala. 

The Driftwood Surfer is a combination of everything we loved doing at the beach, packed into one awesome hostel. Our main focus is to make sure that all of our guests have a fantastic time in our black sand beach paradise. So we’ve done the hard work for you and made sure that there’s a little something for everyone that wants to join us at our beachside getaway.

Whether you’re coming here to surf, drink, or explore – we have exactly what you need.  

surfboards from travelers laying on a wall outside a private room at the driftwood surfer in a black sand beach called El Paredon Guatemala
a lot of surf boards to go surfing or have lessons on a black sand beach called El Paredon
two friends saying cheers with craft beer and local beer at the restaurant in driftwood surfer hostel located in El Paredon Guatemala
A group of new friends having a great time using costumes to swim in a pool on the black sand beach called El Paredon so they have a great time
a beautiful orange sunset perfectly mirrored on the black sand beach in El Paredon Guatemala

El Paredón is a small fishing village located on the wild pacific coast of Guatemala. This coastal town has miles of virtually untouched volcanic black sand beaches. The town itself is made up of sand roads, friendly locals, and small outdoor comedores serving up delicious, fresh seafood. El Paredón is the surfers’ paradise, the vacationers’ oasis, and the Instagrammers’ dream.

One of our key focuses is on encouraging sustainable tourism. We work closely with organizations in the area to ensure you can have the best experience possible while leaving a positive impact on the local community. 

Travelers talking and meeting each other while having beers and enjoying a volleyball game right outside The Driftwood Surfer Hostel in El Paredon Guatemala