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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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!
Hello, 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? any suggestions? 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?
I arrive to GUA on a 1pm flight and am looking to head to Lanquin the same day. I know of a 3pm shuttle from Guat city to Coban but have found out that public buses from Coban to Lanquin stop around 6pm. Does anyone know of any private/alternative transportation options that might get me to Lanquin from Coban after the public buses have stopped running? I have dug around travel guides, blogs, etc and haven't come across a definite answer. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
I am curious to know what is the best reputable bus service from Flores to Guatemala City then on to Antigua. I saw one bus company online and emailed them but never got a response (Linea Dorada). Some one please give me some more info on this :D Thank you
I have a question concerning the Iglesia de San Francisco in Guatemala ciudad. According to Rough guide the church is famous for its carving of the Sacred Heart (of Jesus), brought from Antigua. But I cannot find this sacred heart (of that church) mentioned or pictured anywhere else on the internet. Is it there, or may Rough Guide be wrong in this case?
I have just returned from a great trip to Guatemala and took lots of pix but cannot identify the flowers in my mystery plants folder. Can anyone help please? Thanks Valery
Necesito informacion acerca del campo magnetico en el Depto. de Solola que esta localizado en la carretera que de Cocales hacia el Lago de Atittlan.
Hello, I'm inquiring for my son who has an opportunity to do some scout volunteering at the Scout Campo Escueal San Jorge but we need very close housing...a shared room, a host family, a safe motel, ...ANYTHING safe (that's key). It needs to be within walking distance or via an easy bus/shuttle ride. I'm clueless as to where to turn. He has to report for training on Oct 14th and we're running out of time for him to take advantage of this opportunity:( Also, if anyone knows any nearby hostels that might work... but we would need daily transportation for 6 weeks to the camp. Any ideas on transportation? Are there local cooperative shuttles that deliver people locally. I don't think we could afford a taxi daily!
Hello, my husband and I and 15 year old are traveling to Antigua and Lake Atitlan for a week in February and I am looking for suggestions for which town to stay in at the lake, which other towns to visit, and accommodation recommendations for our stay on the Lake and in Antigua. Traveling with our daughter, we are hoping for a guest house or other cosy type accommodation where we can feel our daughter will be safe with her own room next to or connected to ours and a friendly owner(s). We like to hike and explore the local culture and markets. Thank you for your suggestions:).
We are going to Tikal in November do we need to take malaria pils against malaria?
Hi. My husband and I are going to Antigua, Guatemala in December and we are wondering about safety measures...are there certain places, things, pointers that would be good for us to know about? I have read travel advisorys about the crime and have talked with people...some say its fine others say the opposite...any feedback would be greatly appreciated...Cheryl
My 15 yr old daughter wants to participate in a volunteer program in Tecpan this summer. She would fly into Guatemala City airport and be picked up direct by the volunteer organization and driven to Tecpan. Can anyone please advise me regarding any safety or violence issues that I should be aware of in deciding as to whether or not to allow her to participate? Most appreciated.
I was wondering if someone could help me to find it email addres from Santo Tomas Hotel in Chichicastenango, Guatemala ? Thank Yoy
My wife and I are planning to move to Antigua later this year; she was born and raised in Guate -has lived here in Los Angeles for over 10 years- and we're looking forward to moving to her homeland. I would like some advice on how she could secure a job (she's in business/administration) before we move. I'm curious of the likelihood of doing a Skype/phone interview; that's not too rare in the states but don't know about in Guatemala. At worst case scenario we can stay with her family in Guatemala City until we find work in Antigua but would prefer to bypass this step. Does anyone know of any Guatemalan job boards that we can post a resume'? As for me working, it's my understanding that I would have to wait at least 3 months to get some residency to then apply for a work visa. I'm not sure if that's correct information though. Also, we would just like to meet some people from the area to connect with. If anyone has any great general advice about moving there (or anything else) we would greatly appreciate it. Thank you in advance.
Next week I am travelling from Guatemala City to Irtra in Reu. My plan is to take a Pullman bus from Guate to Xela, arriving probably around 5:30. I am then planning on taking a chicken bus from Xela to the park. Does anyone know of a more efficient or possibly safer way to get to IRTA from Guate? Thanks.
Hey guys, I am planning a quick 14 day trip to Guatamala and Honduras. Unlilke many people, I enjoy meeting other backpackers and travelers. It will be two guys in their mid 20's. Can anybody give advice on great places to stay (it can be anywhere in central america if its worth the travel). Must see sights. Nightlife and which cities to find it in. Of course Im interested in beaches and ruins and unique sights that Central America has to offer. I have no idea how to travel around, to book the busses or anything. Ive traveled Europe quite a bit but never latin America. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Also im traveling in July due to my work schedule. I realize its the rainy season but is it completely unbearable? or will we be the only tourists there at that time. Thanks guys!
Do any of you know if I can find a hostel in Guatemala City or in Antigua or even around not in a crowded place so that I can park my rental car nor finding the mirrors are gone next morning. Thanks
I would like to know if it is easy to get a shared shuttle from Guatemala airport to Antigua. I heard there are kiosks offering this service for about10-15 but am not clear about availability. Do they come and go depending on demand? Can you just join one when you arrive? I will arrive around 2:30pm Sunday and don't want to hang around the airport until 6pm. Would it be better to get a private shuttle? They seem to be about40! The shared shuttle seemed less expensive, safe and easy. I do not speak spanish, unfortunately and don't want to take a taxi since I've heard this could be unsafe.
Hi I am taking my family, wife and two kids, to Guatemala for the first time. I wanted to know... How safe it is to rent and drive a car there? Do you think as an American I can follow the road signs to Tikal? What the weather is like during Febuary? What is a good back packing hostel like staying place for a family in a quiet area? Kind of like a house run by a local family. If there is a kitchen that would be great. Thank You
Has anyone travelled to the Mosquitia and Olancho area? I didn't even know about it until I started reading a travel book. Apparently it's still very unspoiled territory, and sounds interesting and adventurous. Maybe too adventurous, I'm not sure, but my interest has been piqued, at least as part of my vacay. Any info/suggestions/warnings?
My husband and I want to go to Guatemala for 5 weeks starting the last week of March 2012. We had planned to travel all over and then I came across the website: fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-liv... After reading, we are a little concerned! Has anyone traveled there recently? Anybody have any suggestions on whether or not it is a good idea to go?
I will be staying in Guatemala City between Jan. 31st and April 18th. Does anyone have any advice for finding a long-term room to rent? Does anyone know any specific places in Zona 10 or 14? I'm looking at Air B&B.
I will be traveling to Guatemala at the end of this year. I have never been before and I am trying to make sure that I don't have anything with me that could get me into trouble. I am currently taking norethindrone (camila) birth control. I was wondering if it is legal in Guatemala. Also same question for IBuprofen and Levonorgestrel.