Santo Tomás de Castilla

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Santo Tomás de Castilla

(sän`tō tōmäs de kăstēyə), port, E Guatemala, on the Bay of Amatique, an area of the Caribbean Sea. The chief general cargo port of Guatemala, it has a deepwater harbor and modern shipping facilities. The port was built in the 1960s by the Guatemalan government to replace Puerto BarriosPuerto Barrios
, city (1994 est. pop. 29,095) and port, E Guatemala, capital of Izabal dept., on the Bay of Amatique, an arm of the Caribbean Sea. It was named after the Guatemalan politician Justo Rufino Barrios.
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, which was controlled by foreign commercial interests. It lies a few miles to the south of Puerto Barrios and is treated administratively as a part of the city.
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The Santo Tomas de Castilla Port, on the Atlantic coast, offers visitors a quick gateway to the UNESCO declared Mayan ruins of Quirigua.
In May 2011, Perez Molina's predecessor President Alvaro Colom (2008-2012) ordered the intervention of the state-owned company that manages Guatemala's largest port on the Pacific coast, Empresa Portuaria Quetzal, and in March 2012 Perez Molina ordered a similar intervention in the state-owned Empresa Portuaria Nacional in the Port of Santo Tomas de Castilla on the Caribbean.
The ship calls at Key West, Belize City, Santo Tomas De Castilla and Costa Maya.
Lucia, Barbados, Limon, Santo Tomas de Castilla and Montego Bay.
WESTERN CARIBBEAN CRUISE Holland America Line (020 7940 4477) offers nine-night luxury voyage from Feb 24 on Veendam ex-Tampa to Key West, Florida, Belize City, Belize, Santo Tomas de Castilla, Guatemala, Cozumel from pounds 989, saving up to pounds 430.
After the ship docked at Santo Tomas de Castilla, a container port that the captain claimed was one of the best in the Caribbean, we were taken to a military air field, a reminder of Guatemala's military government.
A total of 105 cruise liners arrived in Puerto Quetzal, on the Pacific coast, and Santo Tomas de Castilla, on the Atlantic.
Puerto Quetzal remained the main point of entry for televisions in the country, with 58% of the units, followed by the Central Customs office of Guatemala with 26% and Santo Tomas de Castilla with 9%.
HEAD for a romantic week's holiday in the Caribbean on the elegant 1,258-passenger Veendam, sailing from Tampa, Florida, to Key West, Belize, Santo Tomas de Castilla in Guatemala and Costa Maya on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, with white sandy beaches and easy access to old Mayan temples.
Completion of the pipeline network in December now allows the Company to transport all of its production from its fields directly to its terminal at Santo Tomas de Castilla on the east coast of Guatemala.
Among the initiatives is the construction of an industrial park on the border with Mexico, the recovery of Port Champerico, the construction of a terminal for bulk solids and liquids at Port Santo Tomas de Castilla, a toll road between Palencia and San Jose Pinula and another between Barcenas and the road to El Salvador in order to avoid passing through the capital.