Sipacate is a resort town
Resort town
A resort town, sometimes called a resort city or resort destination, is a town or area where tourism or vacationing is a primary component of the local culture and economy...

 on the Pacific coast of Guatemala
Guatemala is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, and Honduras and El Salvador to the southeast...

, in Escuintla Department about 22 miles (36 km) west of Puerto San José
Puerto San José
Puerto San José is a city on Guatemala's Pacific Ocean coast, in the department of Escuintla. It contains about 20,000 people, making it the largest place along the Pacific coast of Guatemala. It was the Pacific port for Guatemala, but this was superseded in the 20th century by Puerto Quetzal, a...

. It is promoted as a venue for surfing
Surfing' is a surface water sport in which the surfer rides a surfboard on the crest and face of a wave which is carrying the surfer towards the shore...

. Being roughly in the center of the Guatemalan coastline, it is used as a breakpoint for storm warnings
Tropical cyclone warnings and watches
Warnings and watches are two levels of alert issued by national weather forecasting bodies to coastal areas threatened by the imminent approach of a tropical cyclone of tropical storm or hurricane intensity. They are notices to the local population and civil authorities to make appropriate...

. The Sipicate-Naranjo National Park is located east of the town.

Notable people

  • Tránsito Montepeque
    Tránsito Montepeque
    Tránsito Montepeque is a Guatemalan footballer playing for Comunicaciones.-Club career:Montepeque only made his top division debut for Coban Imperial when already 23 years old, but immediately scored a winning extra-time goal which won the club a historic first league title...

    - Guatemalan international football player
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