Guatemala, Heart of the Mayan world, is an alive, magical, mystic, and ancestral country. Its history dates from four thousand years ago when the Mayan civilization emerged, and whose legacy is still evident in the traditions and culture of its habitants.
How to get in Guatemala?
One advantages of Guatemala is that possesses excellent connections with the most important markets of the world through direct flights and international connections with United States, Asia and Europe.
Guatemala is a country for visitors with all kinds of tourist expectations. They may enjoy traditions that have endured from generation to generation through the oral tradition. Some of such traditions are the dance, music, and indigenous valuable art. Holy Week is one of the most relevant, cultural, and religious manifestations for its deep religious syncretism.
The handicrafts are a delicate expression of the Guatemalan culture. The visitor may find a wide variety of handicrafts beautifully made from every region of the country.
The official currency is the Quetzal (Q)/ Q1.00= 100 cents. In Guatemala, a variety of credit cards are accepted. Traveler’s checks are also accepted.
Flavors of Guatemala
The Guatemalan gastronomy has pre-Hispanic roots and displays a colorful mosaic of flavors and exquisite aromas. Each region of the country owns dishes made with ancestral recipes in which are combined a diversity of spices, fruits, and vegetables representative of the country.
It is very practical to move around the country. It has a road network that may take visitors to the main tourist destinations. The buses are modern and comfortable, since tourism agencies operate them. There is also many other options to transport as taxies, car rental, buses and by airway.
Central American citizens may come to Guatemala by showing their identification document or their current passport. European and American visitors do not need a Visa. Visitors from other nationalities please visit www.migracion.gob.gt
The Capital City emerges as cosmopolitan. The activities that are offers vary from operas, theatre presentations, ballet, symphonic concerts, hotel, shows, restaurants, and night clubs where local and international artists perform and museum and art gallery visits. A well –known place for night entertainment is Zona Viva.