Check out this brief Guatemala travel guide and my blog posts at the bottom.
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Guatemala travel basics
What currency is used in Guatemala?
Guatemala uses the Guatemalan quetzel as its currency (Check out xe.com for the most up-to-date currency conversion–they have a mobile app too!)
What time zone is Guatemala in?
Guatemala is located within the Central Standard Zone, also known as GMT -6
What are Guatemala’s visa/passport requirements?
If you’re planning to spend less than 90 days in Guatemala, you can get by using just your U.S. passport–no Visa required. However, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the date you enter Guatemala.
What language do they speak in Guatemala?
The most widely spoken language in Guatemala is Spanish.
Where to stay in Guatemala
Though Guatemala is small, it’s still makes for a great travel destination. When you’re read to travel, I recommend reading hotel reviews on Tripadvisor, then booking your room through Booking.com (my favorite booking site).
– Travel insurance. Unfortunately, things can and do go wrong when you travel. World Nomads offers coverage for more than 150 activities as well as emergency medical, lost luggage, trip cancellation and more.
My blog posts on Guatemala
On this page you’ll find all my articles on Guatemala… which at this time is just one lonely post.
I’m happy to answer questions about my time there in lieu of writing more blog posts on the subject but, in the meantime, check out this post that outlines how you can take a day trip to Guatemala from Belize.