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The nation's capital, Guatemala City, can be found 25 miles to the northeast of Escuintla.
You might encounter a few washed up treasures as you amble along the shore at San Jose Beach.
Explore beyond Escuintla and you'll encounter some picturesque natural sights. Just 30 miles away, Volcán Cruz Quemada is a nice place to spend some time in the fresh air. Also consider checking out Tecuamburro, 30 miles away from Escuintla.
Head 30 miles northeast to Estadio Nacional Mateo Flores to attend a thrilling live game of soccer. Located in Guatemala City, this venue is the home of the CSD Municipal, so dress in red and blue and get set to cheer!
How do you like the sound of Volcan de Agua and Acatenango? These sights are in Alotenango, located just 11 miles north of Escuintla. Or maybe Iglesia y Convento de Santo Domingo and the Casa Santo Domingo Museum are more up your alley? To see them, go to San Miguel Duenas, 16 miles north.
Spend a day strolling around Jade Maya Factory and Museum, Iglesia de la Escuela de Cristo and Church of San Francisco. All of these attractions are close to the centre of Santa Maria de Jesus, 16 miles away. Have more time on your hands? The House of the Giants and the Santa Clara Convent should also be on your to-do list.
Your eyes shouldn't have all the fun while you're in Escuintla. Give your taste buds a little loving too by trying out some of the local food and drink. After all, you can't say you've really experienced a destination until you've tasted its flavours.
Looking for a quick introduction to the local food? We recommend getting a taste for beans (frijoles) and chicken, two traditional ingredients which go into many of the dishes here.
There's always a local plate or two you must try, and while you're in Escuintla, chiles rellenos (bell peppers stuffed with meat and vegetables) is certainly among them. Gallo en chicha (chicken stew) is another specialty that's an essential experience for food fans.
If you're in it for dessert, you're not going to be disappointed. Be sure to order coconut flan, a yummy treat that's guaranteed to satisfy your sugar cravings.
If you truly want to see the big pitcher, grab the hopportunity to toss down a beer. Schooner rather than later! Terrible beer puns aside, make sure you order Victoria, one of the most well-known local brews.
Château DeFay White Merlot and Château DeFay Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot are wonderful accompaniments to almost any dish. You needn't be an authority on wine to appreciate a nice glass!
Like all good things in life, your trip to Escuintla must eventually come to an end. When it's finally time to depart, say one last "Hasta la vista" and spend your remaining holiday allowance on some unique keepsakes.
Getting to your plane on time can sometimes be stressful. However, you should be fine if you're well prepared. The nearest terminal, La Aurora International Airport (GUA), is 25 miles to the northeast.