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Guatemala Travel Tips and Information

Guatemala Travel Tips and Information

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Official NameRepublic of Guatemala
Population16.5 million
CapitalGuatemala City
Country CodeGT
Country Code (international calls)502

The flight time to Guatemala is approximately 7 hours. Check the climate, currency, religion, manners, other information of Guatemala below. Wishing you pleasant travels to Guatemala.

Guatemala is located in Central America, to the east of Mexico. Guatemala is the most populous country in Central America.

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Visa and Immigration Procedures to Guatemala

Citizens of the United States, Canada, Great Britain, the European Union, Australia or New Zealand can visit Guatemala without a visa for up to 90 days. However, they are required to have a valid passport and a return ticket. An outbound ticket instead of a return ticket is also an accepted. Visas to Guatemala are valid for 90 days and can be renewed by leaving Guatemala for at least 72 hours and then entering the country again. Visas can also be purchased at any embassy of Guatemala worldwide.

Things/Items Allowed into Guatemala

Passengers can bring into Guatemala 80 individual cigarettes and 1 1/2 liters of spirits. There are no restrictions on the amount of perfume you can bring into the country.

Things/Items Forbidden out of Guatemala

・Unreasonable Amount of Fresh Produce ・Live Animals Domestic to Guatemala

Things/Items Forbidden into Guatemala

・Rnreasonable Amount of Goods ・Live plants and Animals

Voice of Travelers to Guatemala

Great time in Guatemala with an onward ticket

I traveled with an onward ticket from Atlanta through Guatemala to Honduras. I purchased the ticket with Delta Airlines. This ticket was expensive, but I really wanted to see Guatemala on my way, so I bought this ticket instead a regular direct ticket to Honduras. Delta Airlines offered great service, and good food was included in the price of the airfare ticket onboard. I loved Guatemala! I spent most of my three days in Guatemala City and its surrounds. With a direct ticket to Honduras, this would not have been possible. I fell in love with Guatemala and its culture. I am thrilled that I didn't buy a direct ticket to Honduras, because with such a ticket I wouldn't have been able to discover Guatemala.

Cheap ticket to Guatemala City

I found a very good return ticket deal to Guatemala City, with a hotel and transportation included. Not knowing much about Guatemala, I wanted to give it a try – so I purchased the ticket online. My journey started in Miami, with a direct flight to Guatemala. The ticket was issued for Guatemala City, where I spent my first two days. After that, I bought a bus ticket to Tikal archeological site which is located in Guatemala rain forest. The Mayan ruins there were stunning. I highly recommend Guatemala.

Guatemala Travel FAQs

Q. Do people in Guatemala speak English?

A. In Guatemala, more than 120 native languages are spoken. However, the official language of Guatemala is Spanish. Young people in Guatemala City are likely to speak English as well. English is the language of tourism in Guatemala, so at tourist locations, people generally understand English quite well.

Q. What are the highlights of Guatemala City?

A. Guatemala city has very interesting church architecture, as well as a number of museums of traditional culture. Mayan ruins can be found in Zona 7 of Guatemala City, and right in the center of the city.

Q. How safe is traveling around Guatemala?

A. Guatemala in general is a very safe country. Of course, crime can happen, just like anywhere else in the world. Guatemala City has more crimes, especially robbery, than some smaller cities and touristic sites in the area. Rather than security, illness is the main problem frequently encountered by tourists. Make sure you drink only bottled water when you are in Guatemala, and always be attentive if you are driving yourself around the country.

Guatemala - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights toLa Aurora International Airport・Los Angeles International Airport ・Miami International Airport ・Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport etc.

Flight Routes to Guatemala

There are direct flights to Guatemala City from Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles and other major cities in the USA. Guatemala's national carrier is Avianca Guatemala which operates flights from Guatemala to other Central American countries. Avianca Guatemala also operates domestic flights within Guatemala itself. La Aurora International Airport located in Guatemala City is the country's main airport.