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It’s best to avoid wearing clothing that might make you stand out, such as revealing clothing – for example very short skirts or shorts for women, or open shirts for men.
Likewise, neutral colors are preferable, especially whilst on nature trails.
Calls to your country of origin or any other country besides Guatemala must precede the code for international long distance (00) country code the number to be reached.
Text messages to a mobile phone in Guatemala must precede the code for international long distance (00) country code (502) 8-digit number in Guatemala.
Regular umbrellas are not very suitable for these downpours; so either carry a large one or a raincoat.
For visiting Antigua, Guatemala City and Lake Atitlán, where you will find more expensive hotels and restaurants, you may feel more comfortable wearing smarter clothes.
A small calculator might be also useful, as well as a small dictionary Back to the top Before traveling, contact your local operator and make sure that your mobile phone is compatible with the technology of our networks and find out the agreements they might have for roaming form Guatemala.
The operator América Móvil sells under the brand Claro and is the second largest mobile phone operator of the country. under the brand Tigo is the largest operator for mobile phones in the country.
However, if you prefer to use your roaming, let your main contact know you are travelling abroad.For safety reasons however, avoid depending entirely on cash.Bring only what you will need for the first couple of days and take advantage of banks at the airport to obtain local currencies, especially if you are arriving during the Weekend.As it has not as good a reception in the rural area as other operators, it might not be the best choice if you are travelling deep into out in the rural area, but it has a very good reception in the department capitals and all main commercial cities.Buying a cheap card phone in Guatemala might be a cheaper solution than using your roaming.
The success of your vacation depends not only on the organizer, but also on you!