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Puerto San Jose Reviews and Ratings

(Guatemala – Pacific Coast)

Visitor reviews of Puerto San Jose surf break

  • January 18, 2011
    Nicolás Solares Cortez from Guatemala

    Estimado señor o señora:

    Me complace saludarles, la información esta muy excelente, no saben la importancia para nosotros, ya que en Puerto utilizamos mucho los pronósticos de Oleaje y mareas.

    Nosotros poseemos boyas oceanográficas de marca Datawell, en estos momentos nos colisionaron una, estamos en el proceso de reparación, más adelante nos contactamos para tener información del estado real del lugar.

    Seria excelete que identificaran un glosario del significado de cada palabra como por ejemplo la energía de la ola entre otras cosas.

    Saludos cordiales,

    Lic. Nicolás Solares Cortez
    Depto. Observación Investigación y Mantenimiento Marítimo “OBIMAR”

  • Puerto San Jose Ratings

    Based on 2 votes. Vote

    Quality on a good day: 3.5

    (1 star: Even when the swell and winds are optimum, the waves are poor quality, 5 stars: If conditions are right, the waves will be World Class).

    Consistency of Surf: 3.0

    (1: Puerto San Jose is a fickle surf spot that only works a few times a year. 5: Reliable year-round spot).

    Regional Rating: 3.0

    (1: Puerto San Jose is usually very poor quality compared to other spots in Guatemala - Pacific Coast. 5: the best break in Guatemala - Pacific Coast).

    Difficulty Level: 3.5

    (1: Suitable for Groms. 3: Intermediates. 5: Expert tow-in surfers only).

    Onshore Wind: 3.0

    (1: even a light onshore ruins the surf. 5: Puerto San Jose can offer better rides with a light wind behind them).

    Other Options: 3.0

    (1: If wind or tide conditions are poor at Puerto San Jose, it will be poor everywhere nearby. 5: other locations nearby provide a rich variety of wind and swell exposures).

    Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0

    (1: An unsuitable spot. 5: Wind and wave conditions at Puerto San Jose are often excellent).

    Water Quality: 3.0

    (1: Known health risks from pollution. 5: Never any pollution).

    Crowds: 3.0

    (1: Often too crowded. 5: Puerto San Jose is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).

    Access: 4.0

    (1: Getting to Puerto San Jose requires an overland expedition or chartering a boat. 3: A 30 minute walk from the nearest parking. 5: Park a vehicle right by the break).

    Scenery: 4.0

    (1: An ugly industrial backdrop. 5: A spectacular setting).

    Local Attitude: 5.0

    (1: Locals are hostile to visitors. 5: Either there are no locals who surf, or else they are accommodating and friendly).

    Accommodation: 4.0

    (1: No convenient places to stay indoors. 5: A wide variety of accommodation near Puerto San Jose for all budgets from hostels to luxury hotels).

    Camping: 2.0

    (1: Camping at Puerto San Jose is not possible. 3: Camping tolerated but no facilities. 5: A nearby camp ground has excellent facilities and a good vibe).

    Entertainment: 4.0

    (1: Besides the surf and the solitude there is nothing to do when it is flat. 5: Puerto San Jose is in such an interesting area to visit that getting wet is a bonus).

    Equipment and Repairs: 3.0

    (1: Nothing can be sourced, not even wax. 5: Quality surfing equipment can be purchased or hired. Major repairs can be fixed too).

    Eating: 4.0

    (1: Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. 5: A wide variety of places to eat and drink at Puerto San Jose, from fast food and cafes to fancy restaurants).

    Drinking: 4.0

    (1: Alcohol is not allowed in the country. 5: There is an excellent pub near Puerto San Jose where you can stay or park a camper van overnight).