Hidden Wave

A family-run surf resort on the Pacific coast of Guatemala

Tropical surf resort in El Paredon, Guatemala

Welcome to Hidden Wave!

We are a casual, family-run surf resort. Our beachfront property is located on beautiful El Paredon beach, with some of the least crowded surf in all of Central America. We are centrally located with everything you need within a 5 minute walk.

Our small resort has four casitas in a large tropical garden, with a beautiful pool and large breezy kitchen and dining area.

Hidden Wave is perfect for anyone wanting to explore a beautiful, off-the-beaten-track beach town in a friendly, family-run environment. Surfers love our empty beach break, only 30 seconds away, and everyone loves sunsets on the beach and days spent relaxing by our pool. Perfect for couples, solo travellers, families, and friends. All are welcome 🙂

Enjoy the privacy of your own casita or meet fellows guests in the communal kitchen or by the pool. We are always around to make sure you are enjoying your stay and to recommend the best ways to explore our beach and Guatemala!

Sarah and Walter

Hidden Wave

Our Casitas

Entire villa

Casita 1

• Starting at $75 USD a night • Private casita with patio and a queen bed • Private washroom with outdoor shower • Air conditioning

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Entire villa

Casita 2

• Starting at $75 USD a night • Private casita for up to 4 people (bunk bed and double bed) with patio • Private washroom

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Ranchito 1

• Starting at $50 USD a night • Private palm ranchito with double bed, fans, and patio • Shared washroom with outdoor shower • Big

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Ranchito 2

• Starting at $50 USD per night • 2 single beds in a private ranchito with patio • Shared washroom with outdoor shower • Fans

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AC Ranchito 1

• Starting at $70 USD a night • Our newest ranchito with a queen bed, air conditioning, and lots of light • Shared washroom •

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AC Ranchito 2

• Starting at $70 USD a night • Our newest ranchito with a 2 single beds, air conditioning, and lots of light • Shared washroom

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Hidden Wave

Resort Highlights



Walking distance to everything You need (town, restaurants, Bars)


Family run

Free WiFI


What We Offer

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Four standalone beach cabinas spread across our large property. The two casitas (means ‘little house’) each have private washrooms, with a front porch and air conditioning. The two ranchitos are simpler, with fans, private porch and a shared washroom. 

Hidden Wave pool sunset

Pool and Kitchen

Our big pool and breezy kitchen are shared by the four cabinas on the property. The kitchen is fully equipped and a great place to enjoy a simple meal after a great day at the beach. 

Hidden Wave garden surfboards

Surfboards and Lessons

We are surfers ourselves and are happy to offer surf lessons and surfboard rentals (extra fee).


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Frequently Asked Questions

Our beachfront property is less than 100m from the waters edge. 

We are 2.5 hours from the Guatemala City airport, and can arrange private transportation from the airport to our door.

We are a 30 second walk from the surf. El Paredon is a big beach break with lots of space to spread out – you can find uncrowded or even empty waves. Waves break left and right. There is something for beginner to advanced surfers, but we do recommend lessons if you are a beginner. The waves can be powerful. 

December to April is dry season and the best time to surf. 

We have a very flexible policy – full refund up to 24 hours before check in (e.g. you can cancel up to 11am the day before arrival).  After that there is no refund. 

We are a family with 3 kids and we have designed our property with families in mind! It is a great place to explore. Do be prepared that the Pacific Ocean can be quite strong and it is usually not safe for children to swim in the ocean here, due to strong currents and waves.

We do not allow dogs or any pets. 

No. There are shared tourist shuttles to most places across the country, and private transportation is easy and inexpensive if you don’t want to share. We can help you arrange both shuttles and private transport.

El Paredon is a small fishing village with great surf that was quite isolated until about 6 years ago. The world is slowly discovering El Paredon but so far it is still quite unspoiled. There are small simple grocery stores, restaurants (both local style and some in hotels) and bars, all within walking distance. The water (both the ocean and mangrove river) are the center of life. There is no ATM in El Paredon.

Cash – there is no ATM in El Paredon and most local businesses only accept Quetzales (the local currency).

For surfers – you might want to bring your board as there is not a large selection here in town (though we do have some here that we can rent).

Sunscreen, sandals, a good book and your bathing suit. 

There is lots to do for non-surfers, starting with enjoying our pool and tropical garden. The beach is long and great for exploring, and has beautiful sunsets everyday. We are a 10 minute walk from the mangrove river, where you can take a traditional canoe or SUP tour. Skateboarding (bowl in town or street), horseback riding on the beach, yoga classes, fishing (both river and deep sea) are just some of the activities to keep you busy in our fishing and surfing paradise. 

The reason we choose Guatemala for our surf resort is because there is such a rich culture and so much to explore. Some of our top recommendations are Antigua (beautiful colonial city), Tikal (the best Mayan site in Central America), Lago Atitlan (beautiful crater lake surrounded by indigenous villages to explore), and further away Semuc Champey and Lanquin (jungle area but quite remote). We can help you plan an itenerary.