travel to guatemala

LAND OF ETERNAL SPRING

Are you thinking about a Guatemala holiday?

Just scroll down and you will find a lot of valuable info to plan your trip to the land of Eternal Spring.

The Guatemala backpackers guide is a treasure chest full of extensive knowledge about the country that can be super useful if you travel to Guatemala. We also created an awesome itinerary if you need some inspiration for a travel route.

On top of that, you will discover in-depth posts about top cities, freakishly cool nature, ancient Mayan ruins and many more.

If you are wondering what is the best place to stay to uncover all these destinations? We’ve got you covered! Next to the top destinations you can find the coolest hostels and hotels to make your Guatemala holiday a real winner!

In addition, for our LGBT+ readers, we’ve dedicated a full page to LGBT+ travel in Guatemala. Expect info about your rights as an LGBT+ traveler, LGBT+ friendly places in Guatemala, useful links, and info about safety.

If you don’t know anything about Guatemala or if you wonder why it should be on your travel radar than “10 reasons to visit” is a perfect place to start! Get acquainted with Guatemala and see for yourself why this could be your next adventure destination!

Backpacking in Guatemala is a must-do experience when traveling in Central America. The country is a guarantee for a true adventure. If you want to step out of your comfort zone and into the real world, backpacking around Guatemala will help you do that. Check out this Guatemala guide for essential info and make your time there count.

Are you looking for an awesome route that covers all the highlights in the land of “many trees?” Check out this itinerary for Guatemala. You will need at least 2 weeks to travel this route completely. We recommend taking more time if possible to enjoy this to the fullest. To give you an idea, we are slow travelers and needed 5 to 6  weeks to complete this itinerary.

Before you leave on this trip of a lifetime, it is very smart to know some background information about the country you are going to visit. We’ve compiled a list of interesting facts about Guatemala. They will show you the good, the bad and the ugly. Being well-informed makes you understand and appreciate this beautiful gem even more.

Visiting the ancient Mayan ruins of Yaxha in the North of Guatemala. Enjoy the splendor of being all by yourself at these majestic and beautiful archeological site in the heart of the Guatemalan jungle. Witnessing a jaw-dropping sunset over lake Yaxha sitting on top of a temple is a surreal experience that you will cherish forever.

Top destinations in guatemala

These are some of the top destinations to put on your Guatemala bucket list.

Next to the destination you find some of the best hostels/hotels to stay.

transportation & border crossing

Check out all about transportation in Guatemala and how to cross the border with Mexico

lgbtq+ travel guatemala

A page dedicated to our LGBT+ readers. What are your rights as an LGBT+ traveler to Guatemala? Included are some of the destinations in Guatemala which are most open to the LGBT+ community and you will find some useful links that can help you answer some LGBT+ related questions you might have.

As a final, we added a story of our experience traveling as a lesbian couple through Guatemala. One of us being gender non-conform. This might give you an idea of what reactions to expect in this rather conservative but lovely country.

one for the road : travel scam

The day a doctor in Guatemala tried to make us believe we had scabies! The other side of the blissful travel experience. Read about how we almost got tricked out of a lot of money for medication we didn’t need in “travel scam: scabies