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  • Travel time

    Guatemala City Apr 3, 2015 at 8:13 AM

    What is travel time from Guatemala city to Cancum by bus?

    Also wondering what is the best way of getting to El Portal hostal in Lanquin from Guatemala city?


    2 Answers Apr 3, 2015 at 1:01 PM
  • Cost of a case of agua pura in Guatemala

    Guatemala Mar 2, 2015 at 1:47 PM

    What is the cost of a case of agua pura in Guatemala?

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    how's the internet there?

    El Remate Feb 23, 2015 at 10:28 AM

    Am thinking of visiting there for a time, but since I freelance, wonder if I'll have difficulty with finding a place with WiFi...

  • Arriving at night and driving to Antigua

    Antigua Guatemala Feb 22, 2015 at 5:04 PM

    My wife and I are arriving at 8:30 so it'll be dark. Is it safe to travel to Antigua using a private driver hired by the hotel? I hear you should avoid traveling at night.

    3 Answers Feb 23, 2015 at 4:21 PM
  • rythme de vie

    Sayaxché Feb 22, 2015 at 2:26 AM

    je préprare mon voyage au guatemala et je trouve souvent des bus très tôt le matin et pas très tard le soir.
    quel est le rythme de vie au guatemala ? ils se lèvent tôt et se couchent tot. et les horaires des repas ? ce n'est pas le rythme espagnol ?

  • Sleeping in San Vincente

    San Vicente Pacaya Feb 10, 2015 at 6:30 AM

    Is there some cheap cheap places to sleep in San Vincente Pacaya ? And is it possible to climb the volcano without taking a guide from Antigua ? Can we go to climb the volcano just by ourself ?

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    where to buy green (unroasted) coffee beans

    Antigua Guatemala Jan 12, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    Is there somewhere in or near Antigua where we can buy green coffee beans to roast ourselves back at home? We prefer to buy at a beneficio rather than a tourist store.

    Muchas gracias!

    1 Answer Jan 14, 2015 at 10:28 PM
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    Elizabeth Bell Walking Tours

    Antigua Guatemala Jan 12, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Does Elizabeth Bell still personally lead walking tours of Antigua? Whom do you recommend we contact to find out if she will be there Jan 30/31/Feb1st? If she is not personally available are there other guides you would recommend who focus on history?

    Muchas gracias!

    5 Answers Jan 15, 2015 at 10:48 AM
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    Guatemala Tour

    Guatemala Jan 7, 2015 at 9:48 AM

    We have been thinking of taking a tour to Guatemala & Honduras area. However, the Chikungunya virus is becoming epidemic in these countries and we are in our later years. To help determine our risk of contracting the virus, could you tell us if anyone has contracted or been a group that someone has contracted the virus? Also, we would be in Guatemala City, Tikal, Panajachel and Copan Honduras. Would these areas be fairly safe from mosquitos and potential illness (using insect repellant and proper clothing)?

    1 Answer Jan 7, 2015 at 11:25 AM
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    Day Tour from Guatemala City

    Guatemala City Dec 18, 2014 at 4:31 AM

    Hi all,

    Another question!

    We are thinking about a day trip from guatemala city. I am very interested in seeing Antigua, Lake Atitlan and the Pacayo Volcano...

    Is it possible to do see all of these in one day?

    Has anyone doen this before? what were your experiences please?

    3 Answers Dec 19, 2014 at 4:41 AM
  • Is San Juan Guatémala safe sor tourist ?

    San Juan Cotzal Dec 11, 2014 at 5:17 PM

    Is San Juan guatémala safe for tourist?

    1 Answer Dec 11, 2014 at 10:49 PM
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    how safe is it ?

    Antigua Guatemala Nov 9, 2014 at 7:08 AM

    and what do you do to avoid trouble, other than the usual precautions....areas to avoid ? travel by bus to seaside ? nightlife ?
    what about money and banks ?
    thank you for any tips....(traveled to Panama last year....was fine, except for a few isolated stories....our only experience of Central America, other than Cancun)

    3 Answers Nov 10, 2014 at 10:48 AM
  • Travelling by car

    Guatemala Oct 8, 2014 at 2:09 PM

    Hello, We are a family of 4 travelling through Guatemala and were considering driving part of it. Is there a reasonably priced rental option? most hire companies seem expensive

    Thanks for your time.

  • Climate, things to buy, must see things in Guatemala

    Antigua Guatemala Sep 22, 2014 at 11:19 PM

    HI everyone, I will be a week in Guatemala a round October 20
    Can someone tell me what climate to expect
    What aré the must see places
    Special things to buy,

    I will be very grateful for your help


    12 Answers Nov 9, 2014 at 6:01 AM
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    Is it easy to get to the international airport?

    Antigua Guatemala Sep 3, 2014 at 8:40 PM

    Should I arrange a transfer to the international airport or would it be easy enough to get a taxi at 3am from the hotel Posada Los Bucaros? Thanks

    6 Answers Sep 4, 2014 at 10:12 AM
  • What kind of sports....

    Guatemala Aug 17, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    What kind of sports do you play in Guatemala?

    1 Answer Aug 17, 2014 at 3:04 PM
  • casino locations, hotel/resorts

    Guatemala Aug 10, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    Does anyone know the locations of Casinos in Guatemala, what the Casino names are so I can look them up .on line. I'm looking for Casinos that frequent Americans, Canadians. small versions of Los Vegas type w/a comfortable atmosphere. And if any located near the Beach Resorts as well.

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    How to contact Hotel Finca El Paraiso?

    Guatemala Jul 31, 2014 at 1:27 AM

    I have been calling at this telephone number 7949-7122 but nobody answers at any time. Somebody has another phone or cell phone or email to contact them?

    7 Answers Aug 2, 2014 at 1:42 PM
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    Hotel in Tikal

    Tikal Jul 30, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Hello folks,
    Going to Tikal soon and just lost my Lonely Planet guide with 3 names of hotels in Tikal.
    I was told that it's better to stay in Tikal than in Flores when visiting the site of Tikal
    Any help will be much appreciated

    5 Answers Jul 31, 2014 at 7:48 AM
  • I'm moving to Antigua Guatemala long term in the next couple of months , I need tips, ideas

    Antigua Guatemala Jul 21, 2014 at 7:32 AM

    My name is Francisco, and I'll be moving to Antigua guatemala. I need tips on where is good to look for houses for rent long term as well as good pricing and security.? Also where to start looking for jobs etc. Any feed back will be appreciated . thanks

  • Safety/flooding in coban Guatemala

    Cobán Jul 12, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    About to take my son to coban next week. Any concerns about safety or flooding?

  • Is Coban safe for tourists?

    Cobán Jul 12, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    I am traveling next week with my 11 year old son to Coban, Guatemala and i picked up two disturbing things online. So, I'm wondering if i need to rethink my trip and not go to Coban now.

    Two concerns:
    1) Drug cartels from Mexico in Coban. I should have seen this earlier, but i was just checking on the weather and the safety of the roads due to the heavy rain when i saw a few articles about the fact that cartels were killing people in Coban. Is this still happening? Is this something that happens off the beaten track or should tourists worry about this, should i change my plans?

    2) Flooding. I expected rain in the rainy season, but when i looked at the last ten days, it looked like there were severe rains and i saw flood warnings in other parts of Guatemala. If anyone is visiting there now, or recently, it would be great to get a sense of if this is a real problem or just the typical intermittent rain this time of year.



  • Transportation and Spanish schools?

    San Pedro La Laguna Jun 29, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    Hi there!
    I'm planning on spending August studying Spanish in Guatemala, ideally at la Coopertiva (but open to suggestions). I know next to no Spanish and will be a solo female traveller, so I'm a bit concerned about getting there alone. My two questions are:

    1) What's the safest way to get there from the airport for someone who can't speak Spanish (yet)?
    2) If anyone has taken classes at La Coopertiva or another Spanish school in San Pedro, would you be willing to chat one on one about your experience?


    6 Answers Jun 29, 2014 at 6:12 PM
  • Sipacate Guatemala

    Sipacate May 24, 2014 at 6:53 AM

    How is the surf in Sipacate? How is the water color and quality - do they have dangerous wildlife or sharks etc.
    Any hotels or restaurants you can recommend.
    Is this area reachable by car?

    thank you

  • Banking in Guatemala

    Antigua Guatemala May 22, 2014 at 12:34 PM

    I am traveling to Antigua as part of an international business class for my MBA. I am a banker and I am trying to find a local bank that might be able to talk to me about how they handle financing amoung other things in Guatemala. I would need to find a banker that speaks English. Any ideas?

    3 Answers May 23, 2014 at 7:54 AM
  • Has anyone ever tried getting from Guatemala to Panama by bus within a month and a bit?

    Guatemala City May 10, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    Any advice you can give with regards to travelling around central America by bus? Is it feasible? I have heard that they are unreliable and slow which is making me a bit apprehensive about just how far we have to go!
    Thanks in advance.

    6 Answers May 11, 2014 at 9:27 AM
  • Visa issues, overstay

    Guatemala Apr 27, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    I will be overstaying my 90 days by a week or so, due to medical issues (broken arm) - that is something to look at but while looking online it seems that there is only a 90 day visa for the CA region, I was coming from Nicaragua where I stayed two months plus a few days transit in Honduras - does that mean I have serious overstay now? Thanks, Jean

    10 Answers May 1, 2014 at 12:19 PM
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    Bus from Antigua to Copan Ruinas

    Antigua Guatemala Apr 21, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    Greetings everyone, does anyone have the latest info. on bus options from Antigua to Copan Ruinas..are there any overnight buses as well..please let me know, planning a trip next month!

    Thank you so much!

    18 Answers May 2, 2014 at 4:34 PM
  • Driving from Belize City to Lanquin,

    Flores Apr 18, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    We are driving from Belize City to Lanquin on our way back to Antigua. I am trying to see what time we would get to Lanquin. We only have one day and if we don't have time to see anything, we'll go another route and this will impact our hotel choices, too.
    Thank you.

    1 Answer Apr 18, 2014 at 10:28 AM
  • Driving from Belize City to Lanquin,

    Flores Apr 18, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    We are driving from Belize City to Lanquin on our way back to Antigua. I am trying to see what time we would get to Lanquin. We only have one day and if we don't have time to see anything, we'll go another route and this will impact our hotel choices, too.
    Thank you.

    1 Answer Apr 28, 2014 at 1:34 PM