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If lazy days lounging around the pool and tanning on the beach isn’t your cup of tea, we have a bunch of activities running daily to keep you busy during your stay with us! Whether you want to stay in the hostel, go explore the town and the ocean, or even take a class – our fantastic reception staff can give you all the information and sort out whatever you need. 

Hostel Activities

Just about every day we have some sort of cool activity running at the hostel. When we have a resident yoga teacher, we run morning classes – if not, we have a gorgeous ocean view yoga deck and a bunch of mats for you to zen out in the morning. If you’re feeling active, we have evening volleyball games on our beachfront court. 

Each night after dinner, we host an activity in our upstairs bar to keep the fun going. Activities like karaoke, bingo, pub quiz, and power hour – just to name a few. We also regularly give out some jaw-dropping prizes like bar tabs, dinners for 2, and a night stay at some of our partner businesses throughout Guatemala. 

If you want to get out of the hostel and explore the area – we have a long list of cool activities you can do around town.

fun group of tourists enjoying a volleyball game outside The Driftwood Surfer Hostel located in El Paredon Guatemala
A group of travelers hiding from the sun enjoying the restaurant's pool table on the beach at El Paredon

Go explore

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Horsebacking Riding

Want to explore the beach on horseback? Tours running daily at sunset.

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Board rentals and cheapest surf lessons available for Guatemala’s best surf spot.

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Baby Turtle Release

Driftwood Conservation Project – From September to December we run a daily turtle release at 5:45 AM.


We work closely with the local NGO La Choza Chula to provide you with a bunch of other awesome activities to do in El Paredón.

Have a chat with our lovely receptionists and they’ll help you have the best experience!

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Discover the beautiful mangrove-lined river on the edge of the Sipacate-Naranjo National Park in a traditional lancha boat.

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Visit one of only seven sea turtle feeding grounds in the world where turtles are present all year round.

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Take a Stand Up Paddleboard through the famous mangroves of El Paredon National Park