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Guatemala Frequently Asked Questions

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What language is spoken in Guatemala?

The official language of Guatemala is Spanish. 

Is English spoken in Guatemala?

English is spoken in most tourist destinations however, outside of that it is not common.

What currency is used in Guatemala?

The currency used throughout the country is the Guatemalan quetzal. All major credit cards are accepted in Guatemala and ATMs are common. 

Do I need a visa to travel to Guatemala? 

A visa is not required when travelling as a tourist from Canada or The United States for up to 90 days. 

When is the best time to travel to Guatemala?

November through April is the dry season in the country making it the best time to visit the country. 

Is there transportation within Guatemala?

The main forms of local transportation within the country include buses, tuk-tuks, taxis and shuttle mini buses. 

Is Guatemala a family friendly destination?

Guatemala is a great destination for a family and the tourist centric areas are well accustomed to interacting with families.


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