Before you go

Are vaccinations required before travelling to Guatemala?

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Guatemala are available from the NHS website

Is it safe to travel to Guatemala?

For up to date information around safety and security in Guatemala read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Guatemala.

Best time to visit Guatemala?

The Best Time to Visit Guatemala: Dry season(summer) – November to April. The dry season (or summer) is considered by many to be the best time to visit Guatemala. It extends from November through to April across most of the country, with the Pacific Coast experiencing a slightly longer summer season.

Do I need a visa to enter Guatemala?

British citizens don't need a visa to visit Guatemala for up to 90 days. For further information on entry requirements for tourists and for those planning to work in Guatemala, contact the Guatemalan Embassy in London.If you overstay your visa then you should expect to pay a fine before leaving the country.

What currency do i need in Guatemala?

The official currency of Guatemala is the Guatemalan quetzal.

While visiting Guatemala

What wild animals live in Guatemala?

The wildlife in Guatemala includes an almost endless list of species such as the iguana, sea turtle, crocodile, snake, howler, stork, spider monkey, ape, tapir, puma, jaguar, deer, ocelot, monkey, scarlet macaw, peccary, and many types of rodents.

What is the traditional food in Guatemala?

Pepian is the national dish, slow-cooked meats; vegetables like onion, tomato, poblano pepper and chunks of potato; and seeds and nuts like peppercorns, pumpkin seeds and cumin seeds.

What Languages are spoken in Guatemala?

Guatemalan Spanish is the local variant of the Spanish language. Twenty-one Mayan languages are spoken, especially in rural areas, as well as two non-Mayan Amerindian languages, Xinca, an indigenous language, and Garifuna, an Arawakan language spoken on the Caribbean coast.

How much do you tip in Guatemala?

The currency in Guatemala is the Guatemalan quetzal. In Guatemala tipping is a question of rewarding good service rather than an obligation. Restaurant bills don't include gratuities; adding 10% is customary.

Where can I find a local travel expert for Guatemala?

Local Guatemala travel experts are available.

Useful Numbers

Emergency Guatemala Numbers?

  • Police: 110
  • Ambulance: 128
  • Fire: 122
  • Embassy: +502 2380 7300

    Time Difference

    What is the time difference in Guatemala?

    The time difference is -6 hours

    Travel Apps

    What is the best travel app for Guatemala?

    Guatemala Guidebook

    Best Guatemala guidebook?

    Stay informed before during and after your trip to Guatemala with this Guatemala Guidebook .