Tips for your trip

Antigua Guatemala.

First of all, the ideal season to travel to Guatemala extends from October to May.

Prepare light clothes to withstand the sweltering heat of Petén and the coast. Take also something fatter, that in the highlands temperatures are cooler. And you’ll need something to protect you from moisture. Don’t forget comfortable shoes to hike or visit archeological ruins. Also something for possible stomach problems. In Guatemala there is malaria, consult with your doctor the option of some treatment. It still has a repellent, a mosquito net and long-sleeved clothes and ankles.

There is no compulsory vaccine to travel to Guatemala, only the yellow fever if it comes from an endemic country. Tetanus, MMR, typhoid, and Hepatitis A and B vaccines are recommended according to the areas to be visited. It also considers some treatment for malaria. Check the official pages of the country and with your primary care physician before making a decision.

A camera and memory cards to make a lot of pictures and videos. It has an A/B/G/I type power adapter to charge the batteries. Do not forget to photocopy the personal documentation or passport, as well as international driver’s license if you want to rent a car.
As for the payment method, the official currency is the Quetzal, but the use of dollars is widespread.

The safety conditions in the tourist and classic travel places of Guatemala are good, although it is true that there are places where you have to take more precautions. In general, pay attention to personal and valuable objects in large cities, avoid crowds and avoid travelling alone and at night.

In the case of wanting to carry out adventure activities like the ascent to a volcano, consult the climatic and safety conditions before going. The seismic risk is very present throughout the country so that at any moment a natural catastrophe could occur.

The passport must be valid for 6 months from the date of return. The visa is not necessary for stays under 3 months.

The official language is Spanish. All the Guatemalans speak it, except some irreducible indigenous people who continue speaking the Mayan language.

Most power outlets are 110 volts. Some are 220 volts, but it’s not the usual.