Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala)

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Puerto Quetzal cruise port

Region
Hawaii - Mexico - Panama Canal

Local Time
2022-07-04 06:53

min: 74 °F (23 °C) / max: 88 °F (31 °C) 78°F
25.3°C
Wind: 3°/ 1.4 m/s  Gust: 1.3 m/sWind: 3°/ 1.4 m/s  Gust: 1.3 m/sVery Light
1.4 m/s
Min / Max Temperature88 °F / 31 °C
74 °F / 24 °C
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Puerto Quetzal is the largest Pacific Ocean port of Guatemala. It is important both as a stop-off point for cruise liners and for cargo traffic. Puerto Quetzal is located in Escuintla department, alongside Puerto San Jose city, which it replaced as a port in importance to country's maritime traffic during 20th century.

Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala)

After disembarkation in Puerto Quetzal , cruise ship tourists usually embark on different shore excursions and tours to Escuintla (Auto Safari Chapin zoo), La Reunion Golf Resort, and mostly to La Antigua City (Guatemala Kingdom's capital, approx 90 min bus drive). The nearest town is San Jose (approx 1 ml / 2 km to the west). For security reasons is recommended booking only cruise line organized excursions.

The port's operation hours are 8 am - 10 pm (Monday to Friday) and 8 am - 2 pm (Saturday). The port authority company is APM Terminals Quetzal - joint venture between APM Terminals (85%) and International Finance Corporation (IFC, 15%). APM Terminals invested around USD 180 million in a new container terminal, which increased the port's annual containership cargo capacity to 340,000 TEUs (containers). In 2016, all Guatemalan cargo ports handled a combined cargo of 1,57 million TEUs, ranking the country as Central America's second (after Panama, with 2016 handled cargo of 6,25 million TEUs).

Puerto Quetzal cruise terminal

At the cruise terminal there is a market (jade museum) and vendor stalls selling locally-made souvenirs and traditional crafts.

Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala) cruise port terminal

At the cruise port there are also cafe bars, a restaurant, live music band performances.

Port Puerto Quetzal cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
7 October, 2022
Friday
Scenic Cruises Cruises cruise lineScenic Eclipse
15 October, 2022
Saturday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Nieuw Amsterdam08:0018:00
20 October, 2022
Thursday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Eurodam08:0018:00
22 October, 2022
Saturday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Sun09:0020:00
24 October, 2022
Monday
Silversea Cruises Cruises cruise lineSilver Wind10:0020:00
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