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Guatemala Country Quickfacts

  • Guatemala tours
  • Buy vegetables at a traditional market
  • Lookout point from the Cascades National Park
  • Lake Atitlan in western Guatemala
  • Cathedral in the center of Guatemala City
  • Antigua is the former capital of Guatemala
Area:  108,889  km2
Capital: Guatemala City
Country Code: 502
Country Population: 15,806,675
Credit Cards: Visa and Master Card in tourist areas with smaller shops applying a service charge
Currency: Quetzal
Departure Tax: $30USD usually embedded in air tickets.
Drives on the: Right
Electricity: 110 - 120 V
Ethnic Groups:  59.4% Mestizo; 9.1% K'iche'; 8.4% Kaqchikel; 7.9% Mam; 6.3% Q'eqchi'; 8.6% other Mayan
Location:  Central America
Official Language(s): Spanish
Religion: Catholic, Protestant
Time Zone: CST (UTC -6)
Tipping: Tipping is expected and follows North American customs.



Guatemala Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Guatemala.

Learn about the history and culture of Guatemala, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Guatemala's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Guatemala for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Guatemala tours today!


Extend Your Trip

After your Guatemala Tour, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island toursEcuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruisesPeru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.



Book your Guatemala tour with Goway! 

LATIN AMERICA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Guatemala tours and experiences. Choose from one of our independent stopover modules and more, We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Guatemala.

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