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Travel Guide For Guatemala

Ah, Guatemala… what a wonderful country! Guatemala is one of my favourite places in Central America and it’s best known for its still active volcanoes, rich culture, amazing architecture and very special gastronomy. Some of the best things to do in Guatemala include a visit to the ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal, splashing in the turquoise waters of semuc champey, hiking a volcano while watching another erupt and searching for artisan goods in one of the multiple local markets. Ah, there are so many cool activities in Guatemala that it’s hard to make a shortlist!

Some of the most hyped destinations in Guatemala include Antigua, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala City, Chichicastenango, Flores, Tikal, El Paredon and, of course, Cobán. But my list of the best places to visit in Guatemala is long and it’s guaranteed to get you excited and ready to pack your bags and book your flight tickets!

Convinced? If you want to read more about all the famous places in Guatemala that are bucket-list-worthy, I recommend reading more to find all my adventures in this ah-mazing country.

Things To Know Before You Go – Guatemala

Currency

The official Guatemala currency is the Guatemalan Quetzal (GTQ or Q). 1 USD is the equivalent of 7.72 GTQ.

Languages

The official language spoken in Guatemala is Spanish.

Religions

The main religion in Guatemala is Roman Catholicism (42%), followed by Evangelism (39%).

Best Time To Travel

Although the country has a nice climate year-round, the best time to visit Guatemala is during the dry season, which is from November to April.

Visas

Luckily, you won’t need a visa for Guatemala if your visit lasts less than 30 days. If you’re a US citizen, you can stay for up to 90 days in this country without a visa.

Vaccines

There are no officially required vaccines for entering Guatemala. But for your own safety, it is recommended to get vaccinated against Hepatitis A and B and typhoid before your trip here.

SIM Cards

There are many companies offering prepaid SIM cards for travellers in Guatemala. You can buy yours at the airport, from your chosen provider’s shop or in big convenience stores around the country. Personally, I recommend either Tigo or Claro.

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I’m a travel enthusiast, content creator and sun seeker extraordinaire! I love a good matcha latte, am obsessed with hats and like to give human names to the stray animals that I befriend on my travels ( I’m talking about you, Lesley!) In 2018 I took the leap and switched my London lifestyle for continuous adventures abroad.

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