Puerto Quetzal is Guatemala's largest Pacific Ocean port. It is important for both cargo traffic and as a stop-off point for cruise liners. It is located in Escuintla department, alongside the city of Puerto San José, which it superseded as a port in importance to the country's maritime traffic during the 20th century.
There is little of interest to the cruise passenger in the immediate vicinity of the Port. There is a craft market as one leaves the dock, but the nearest town, San Jose, is about a mile away.