has something for everyone, if culture is what you crave, there's
no better place. From Markets held beneath towering volcanoes
to ancient temples tucked into the jungle, the culture of Guatemala
resonates through the ages. Travel time by bus are very reasonable,
so you can see a descent portion of the country even in a short
amount of time.
has fallen into the hot and sunny frame of mind when preparing
for their trip, when in fact, the country can be downright cold.
You'll want at least a sweater flashlight light jacket to keep
out the chill of the highland evenings and a pair of fairly
warm pants, something like to denim will prove comfortable.
If you are visiting during the rainy season or plan to spend
time in the mountains, bring a heavier jacket - fleece works
particularly well here and dress in layers.
On the topic
of shorts, tank tops and other hot weather wear, bring a change
or two and leave it at that - you won't need more. If you're
heading to the hot jungle region of Peten and Las Verapaces,
long, light clothing is preferable to anything that exposes
your skin to sun and insects. In the region always wear a hat,
sunglasses and sun block cream.
going to Guatemala during the rainy season should bring a heavy
blanket or similar rain gear and have a strategy for keeping
their pack dry: Buy or fashion a pack cover, carry an umbrella,
line the inside with plastic bags or get a heavy blanket big
enough to cover you and your pack. As for shoes, you'll want
something water resistant if it`s the rainy season.
is a list of items you should consider including in your medical
kit. Consult your pharmacist for brands aviable in your country.
or paracetamol - (acetaminophen)
Antihistamine - for allergies, eg. High fever; to ease the itch
from insect bites of stings.
Cold and flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant
Loperamide or riphenoxulate blockers for diarrhea
Prochlorperazane or metaclopramine for nausea and vomiting.
Insect Repellent, sunscreen, lip balm and eye drops.
Calime lotion, sting relief spray or aloe vera.
Anti fungal cream or powder
Antiseptic (such as pivodone -iodone) for cuts and grazes.
Bandages. Band aids and other wound dressings
Water purification tablets or iodine
Scissors, tweezers and thermometer
Travel Health Guides
should encounter so special problems travelling in Guatemala.
In fact alone traveller women will be pleasantly surprised by
how gracious and helpful most locals are. The primary thing
you can do to make it easy for yourself while travelling here
is to dress modestly. Most Guatemalan women do. Modesty in dress
is highly regarded, and if you practice it you usually be treated
be permitted entry into Guatemala, your passport must be valid
for three months beyond your intended day. If your passport
is that near the expiration date, replace it. If the opportunity
of desire to stay on arises during your travels, you don't want
to be caught short with an expired passport.
Most travellers can enter Guatemala without a visa, If you need
a visa and arrive at the border without one, however you will
be turned back; if you're flying into Guatemala, you probably
won't be allowed to board the plane without having the visa
you need for entry. Anyway you can get a 90 days tourist card.