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Travel to Guatemala

Guatemala's Information

Flag of Guatemala
Land Area 107,159 km2
Water Area 1,730 km2
Total Area 108,889km2 (#105)
Population 15,189,958 (#70)
Population Density 141.75/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $132.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $7,900
Currency Quetzal (GTQ)
Largest Cities
ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)

Guatemala is famous for its incomparable collection of ancient Mayan ruins that literally cover the countryside. Also, a growing number of eco-tourism sites are now attracting visitors from around the world.

Significant points-of-interest in Guatemala include the Mayan temples and ruins at Piedras Negros, Quirigua, Mirador and Tikal; native-culture markets at Chichicastenango; sprawling Guatemala City and its cultural attractions; the beautiful Coban area; any volcano; Pacific coastline beaches and a wide variety of watersports activities, and of course, the many colorful Mayan festivals held throughout the year.

  • Electricity: 110/120V, 60Hz
  • Times to Travel: Guatemala is great to visit any time of the year, with the tourist high season running December through March - the dry season.

    Guatemala is a tropical country and has two distinct seasons: wet and dry. The dry season runs from November to April and the rainy period from May to October.

    Temperature variations are small compared to other parts of the world. The rainy season rarely restricts the tours and activities other than in very remote areas.

  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirments. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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