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General Information

The official language of Guatemala is Spanish.

The national currency of Guatemala is Quetzal (GTQ).

1 GTQ equals  .
equals  GTQ.

Location

Guatemala

The distance from to Guatemala is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Guatemala. Exercise increased caution in Guatemala due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Guatemala is 56. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 110 to call the police in Guatemala.

LGBT

Guatemala has a score of -5 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Guatemala ranks #122 worldwide.

While there is no legal recognition of same-sex partnerships or marriages, private same-sex sexual activity between consenting adults is legal.

Travel Vaccinations

Your country is on the list of confirmed local Zika virus transmissions. Zika is transmitted by mosquito bites. No vaccine is yet available for the prevention or treatment of Zika virus infections.

All travelers to Guatemala should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Guatemala:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Malaria
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Guatemala to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Guatemala differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Guatemala, the standard voltage is 120 V and the frequency is 60 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type A
  • Type B
Weather

The temperature difference between Guatemala and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Guatemala. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Light rain throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 62–75°F  /  16–24°C 100% 76%
Sat November 09 63–77°F  /  17–25°C 99% 75%
Sun November 10 62–75°F  /  17–24°C 100% 60%
Mon November 11 63–75°F  /  17–24°C 100% 59%
Tue November 12 63–78°F  /  17–26°C 99% 72%
Wed November 13 62–74°F  /  17–23°C 100% 92%
Thu November 14 62–74°F  /  16–23°C 100% 75%
Fri November 15 62–73°F  /  17–23°C 100% 89%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:00 am and sets at 05:29 pm. This equates to 11.5 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Guatemala, it is in . When the sun sets in Guatemala, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Guatemala is 25.00 GTQ. Every kilometer costs an additional 3.00 GTQ. Every hour of waiting time costs 57.00 GTQ.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Guatemala.

The minimum driving age is 16 (with parental approval), 18.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 6.00 GTQ in Guatemala.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 46.55 GTQ.

The legal drinking age in Guatemala is 18. This is also the minimum age to purchase alcohol.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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