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! Check out the “Find my bed” section for 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.

Currency

Currency

QUETZAL

Language

MAIN LANGUAGE

SPANISH

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size

108,890 km²

Guatemala guide

FULL GUIDE

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.

Guatemala itinerary

ITINERARY

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.
Guatemala facts

FACTS

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.
Guatemala guide

MAYA RUINS

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.

BEST TOWNS AND CITIES TO VISIT IN GUATEMALA

Antigua
Flores guide
Quetzaltenango guide

AWESOME NATURE DESTINATIONS IN GUATEMALA

Lake Atitlan Guide
Rio Dulce Guide
Semuc Champey Guide

TRANSPORTATION AND BORDERCROSSING

Transportation
Bordercrossing
CA4

FIND MY BED – BEST PLACES TO STAY

bed Antigua
bed Atitlan
Where to stay in Flores - Guatemala
bed Rio Dulce
bed Quetzaltenango
Bed Semuc Champey

LGBT+ TRAVEL IN GUATEMALA

lgbt travel to Guatemala

This page is 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.

All Guatemala Content

10 reasons to visit Guatemala
10 reasons to visit Guatemala
10 reasons to visit Guatemala
10 reasons to visit Guatemala
10 reasons to visit Guatemala
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10 reasons to visit Guatemala
10 reasons to visit Guatemala
lake atitlan towns
lake atitlan towns
lake atitlan towns
lake atitlan towns
lake atitlan towns
lake atitlan towns
lake atitlan towns
lake atitlan towns

PREPARE FOR YOUR TRIP TO GUATEMALA

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