Ladino culture dominates on the Pacific coast so fiestas here tend to be more along the lines of fairs, with parades, amusement rides, fireworks, sporting events and heavy drinking.

January

12–15

Taxisco, events include bullfighting

12–16

Colomba, events include bullfighting

March

11–19

Coatepeque, main day 15th

16–22

Puerto San José, main day 19th

Varies

Ocós

April

30–May 4

Chiquimulilla, main day 3rd

July

25

Coatepeque, in honour of Santiago Apóstol

August

4–8

Champerico, main day 6th

October

20–26

Iztapa, main day 24th

November

23–26

Siquinalá

December

6–12

Retalhuleu, main day 8th

6–15

Escuintla, main day 8th

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