Hi, does anyone know if you can hire cycles at Tikal as my walking is not too good ?
We are heading to Guatemala; Antigua Guatemala (2 days) and Lake Atitlan (staying in San Pedro la Laguna for 7 days) in early 2014. Any suggestions of places we should not miss? While we will primarily be there to participate in a photography workshop, we should have enough time to poke around and will be looking for things to see and place to eat.
What is the climate/weather like in December and January? Especially interested in humidity level. May come down and stay in hostel, any suggestion? How is traveling from Guatemala to Beliz, Costa Rica, Panama, etc.? Is there good transportation between countries? Bus, boat, or train?
Is this doable and fairly safe night time taxi route?
I am planning to take a bus out of Guatemala to Tuxla, possibly from Lago Attilan. Is there a bus connection and how long does it take?
Just looking for some tip or info on places outside of Antigua, more in the country if you will.
I plan on studying Spanish during my trip to Guatemala. Do I need a student visa?
Hi, I will be visiting Antigua for the first time during Holy Week 2014. I am from the UK and was wondering what would be the best currency to use in Antigua - Dollars or Quetzals? Also, do the banks close during Holy Week, if so, where would be the best place to withdraw money or exchange travellers cheques during this time, do hotels still exchange money for you? Many thanks.
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I (33yo gay male) have just arranged flights to Guatemala City (21 November evening arrival - 30 November morning departure). I'm wondering if anyone has a suggested itinerary for things that are a MUST in that small timeframe and/or must stay hotels. I'm quite interested in Antigua & Lake Atitlán and a possible short-stay meditation retreat.
I live in the rainforest of Costa Rica so not much is very daunting for me.
Any input would be greatly appreciated!
Is there a flight from Antigua to Tykal, one way only?
We have been traveling for many weeks and are tired of taking buses, we would like to take boats back up the coast to catch our fight from Cancun. I cannot find any information on boats out of Puerto Barrios. Ideally we would like to go to Placencia from Puerto Barrios....Any information could be useful, thank you!
we are a family of 4 traveling to guatemala this december for 3 months. we are needing places to stay on a shoestring budget. would like to be around the $10-$15 a night. where can we stay?
Hi everyone! I'm heading to Guate for the first time in about a week. My plane gets in at 5pm, which unfortunately is past most shuttle times leaving to Xela and I'm supposed to be meeting a friend there. I've never traveled in Central America before, don't speak Spanish and am starting to think I was a bit overzealous in planning this trip.
Any recommendations about how to make it to Xela in one piece?
Thanks in advance and happy traveling!
Is it easy to arrange shuttle buses for a group of 5 or 6? From Guatemala city to Antiqua? Is it possible to even hire a mini van and driver for several days? 5-10 days?
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Hey there, I am one of those, who travel for the first time to G..... after reading lots of posts here , I know now, I won´t carry any shiny expensive stuff on my fingers, won´t go out in the dark by myself (yes, I am travelling by myself and I am really scared I won´t meet anyone !!!) and ...use a backpack ..not a suitcase with wheels...
I am going to start my trip from Miami to the eastcoast of Mexico, check out Belize and then finally Guatemala. I have 2 months for the whole trip and I really will see as much as possible.
What is now the best place to go first in G. when I cross the border? I am going to leave from G. city at 8th Nov 2013 and i probably would like to spend 2 weeks or bit more over there. I would highly appreciate any recommendations of you guys, nice places to stay, trekking tours...whatever! Thanks so much in advance!
Should I bring my gs3 to guatemala I will be touring the whole country I have family their and have been their many times before so I'm familiar with the country and the people but should I take my cell phone!?
Hi im going to travel to guatemala city for one week, and i wonder if I should or should not take my nikon with me.
How bad are the mosquitoes in Antigua in July? Should I take plenty of DEET?
Hi, how bad are the mosquitoes in Antigua, Guatemala in July?
I am planning a trip for this June to travel from Belize city into Guatemala and down into Honduras. We plan to fly out of the island of Roatan in Honduras to get home. I have done a lot of research on others who have been in this area and not too many people talk about it being unsafe. Does anyone no about safety issues in these areas? Can they be avoided with common sense and standard precautions?
Does anyone know if there are travel trailers, campers, etc. available to rent in Guatemala? To either drive or pull.
has anyone driven over the border to Quetzaltenango ? How long does it take and what are the roads like
Im planning on doing a 1-2 weeks motorcycle tour in guatemala the following month (april 2013).
Is anyone interested in joining?
The plan is to depart to this amazing journey between 4-6 of April from antigua or guatemala city.
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If you need information for distance, places to visit, transportation, hotels... all you need in your visit in Guatemala, just let me know. It will be a pleasure to help you
Has anyone hired surfboards along the Pacific coast of Guatemala? I have a few questions...Were hire places easily found and were longboards (9ft +) available? What sort of condition were they in? Were the rates reasonable? Did a large deposit need to be left in case of damage etc? Thanks!
Im planning a long trip of backpacking through Central and South America with my boyfriend and have been wondering what is 'acceptable' to give to kids and families in need of clothes, books, toys, diapers, school supplies, ect.
Also, i will be backpacking, so i can imagine it would be difficult to carry all the extra weight around with me. Has anyone tried buying things IN the country and giving them away there?
Also is it acceptable to approach people and give them things?
Are the markets in Antigua active during Holy Week from Good Friday to Easter Sunday?