Travel in a country can be difficult and road systems are not as adequate as they are in other countries. Mountain regions can add exorbitant amounts of time to travel. Speed limits are significantly lower; therefore much time needs to be allocated to travel in the country. City roads are often narrow and difficult to navigate. Make sure you plan your trip in advance.
110 – 120 standard volt outlets (the same as in North America) are available in Guatemala.
Safety in Guatemala is compromised in some areas. It’s important to be aware of your surroundings at all times. Your tour guide will tell you where to go and what to do to avoid potential harassment or crime. Common sense is the best deterrent to trouble. Thousands of travelers take trips to Guatemala every year without incident. Most Guatemalans are very cordial and crime is often times not an issue.
Food and water are not always safe to eat and drink. Just like anywhere you travel, different bacteria exist in foods. Bottled water is essential and available everywhere. Be cautious about where you eat. Your tour guide will be able to provide you with a list of safe places and areas to avoid. Speak with a medical professional before your trip to inquire on any vaccines you may need prior to travel.
Be cautious and take precautions, but relax and enjoy your time here. Guatemala has much to offer in its culture, sights and customs. One visit is seldom enough!!! Use the same common sense traveling here that you would at home.