Location: Suchitepequez Region, Guatemala
Guatemala is divided into a number of regions or “departments.” The Rio Nahualate is located in the small southwestern department of Suchitepequez, whose capital city is Mazatenango. Rio Nahualate river rafting trips are a perfect one day excursion for travelers visiting Guatemala City. The river is also close to Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Guatemala’s central mountains. Antigua is prized for its Spanish colonial architecture and its elaborate Catholic religious ceremonies.
Level of Difficulty: Class III / Beginner
The Rio Nahualate’s Class III and III+ rapids are fun and exciting, appropriate for a wide range of whitewater rafters. Beginners will find this class of rapid an excellent introduction to whitewater rafting, and many families bring children on river trips with class III rapids.
Season: June – November
Guatemala river rafting trips usually take place during the rainy season, which is typically from June into November. Guided Rio Nahualate river trips are one day long.