Guatemala Travel Guide
Start planning your holiday to Guatemala with our handy travel guide resources. Discover the best time to visit for perfect sightseeing conditions, check out our choice of top attractions and find out whether you'll need a visa and how to obtain one. In our Top Travel Tips you'll find a wealth of information on everything from money to health advice, food to shopping plus you can also learn more about the style of travel of our group tours in Guatemala and the rest of Central America with details on transport and accommodation.
Places on our must-see list for any visit to Guatemala from ruins to colonial cities
- Men of Maize
by Miguel Angel Asturias
- La Puerta del Cielo (The Door to Heaven)
by Luis de Lion
- After the Bombs
by Arturo Arias
Facts about Guatemala
- Some of Star Wars Episode IV was filmed at the ancient Mayan temples of Tikal in Guatemala.
- The currency of Guatemala, the Quetzal, is named after the rare Replendent Quetzal, the national bird of Guatemala.
- Guatemala is the world’s leading producer of jade and Mayan rulers were often buried wearing jade masks.
Guatemala Travel Advice
We keep up-to-date with the latest travel advisories to Guatemala and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travelers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country.