Puerto Izabal, Guatemala

The country of Guatemala is ideally situated in Central America. Guatemala’s unique culture and diversity of landscapes, which include breathtaking mountains, impressive volcanoes, extraordinary lakes, and abundant vegetation, make it an ideal tourist destination. The objective of this project is to transform a military base and industrial port into a premiere cruise ship destination, including an arrival plaza, waterfront park, museums, botanical gardens and beaches.

Coastal Systems International, Inc performed in-depth site evaluation, master planning, and a combination of marketing, branding, excursion and tourist research. Once completed, the project will have enormous economic, social and ecologic benefits, providing new jobs, substantial revenue, and enhanced protection of the adjacent Puerto Izabal conservation district. The District will include a tourism focused commercial and cultural center adjacent to the terminal with a secondary ecological boundary containing botanical gardens, wetlands and a primary forest.

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