Infanteria de Marina

The Guatemalan Navy has at its disposal a naval infantry unit including about 600 sailors, referred to as “caimanes”. This unit was established in 1964 in Saint Toma de Castilia, at the naval base located on the coast of Atlantic Ocean. This combat group is divided into two battalions. One battalion consists of three companies located at Puerto Ketzal, on the coast of Atlantic Ocean, and the other consists of two companies located at Puerto Barkioch, on the coast of Atlantic Ocean. The Guatemalan naval infantry has its own instruction and training center located in Sipicate, in Escuintla region.