10 essential tips for traveling to Guatemala


With this list of tips for traveling to Guatemala We want to help you make preparations for this trip much easier and above all clear, so you only have to worry about the really important ones: enjoy.
And Guatemala is waiting for you with a unique culture, incredible landscapes, unforgettable people and exquisite cuisine that, together with the rest of its attractions, we are sure, will end up becoming one of your favorite countries in the world.

Based on our trip to Guatemala and Honduras we leave you what we believe, are the best tips for traveling to Guatemala.

1. What is the best time?

Although as we always say, any time can be ideal for a trip to Guatemala, there are certain months that for different reasons, are much more suitable.
Do not forget that if you plan your trip in high season, it is highly recommended to make reservations in advance, both flights and accommodation, to avoid high prices and lack of availability.

  • High season (from December to April and June-July): This is the perfect season to visit most tourist places in Guatemala such as Flores, Río Dulce, Quetzaltenango, Antigua and Lake Atitlán.
  • Mid season (October and November): These two months are complicated since it is a time of hurricanes and the weather can be unstable.
  • Low season (May, August and September): These three months are usually the rainiest of the year and also the coldest. The advantage of travel to Guatemala At this time it is that prices are much lower and there is no need to book in advance.

2. Security

Probably when you say that you are going to visit Guatemala, the first thing you receive are looks and unpleasant comments. Even, they will probably tell you that they will steal, kidnap you or worse, you will not come back safe and sound.
Don't pay attention. In Guatemala, the only thing that will be stolen from you is your heart and although it is logical to take precautions and follow certain unwritten rules such as not carrying valuables in sight or going to places you do not know at night, any problems you have read or heard about the country, tourists do not usually have as protagonists.
In the same way, it is always important to be cautious and in the accommodation ask about the dangerous areas of the city, so that they inform you and thus avoid any unpleasant situation.

About transport, we were recommended to use buses and private transport to move around the country, avoiding the famous chicken bus, since these are more dangerous in driving.
Likewise, if you want to rent a car, from what we were told, the safe area would be Flores, being the rest of the country less recommended to travel in this way by a tourist.


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