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Guatemala

Guatemala Adventures

Guatemala is often trumpeted as “the country of eternal spring”. Plenty of tours are available to take in the best of the country. Not to be missed is Tikal—the greatest of the ruins left from the age of the ancient Maya, as well as the ecotourism opportunities.

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Fast Facts

CURRENCY +

The national currency of Guatemala is the Quetzal. As of July, 2015: 1 CND = 6.07 GTQ.

CREDIT CARDS +

Visa and Mastercard are not widely accepted in Guatemala but are useful for withdrawing cash from the countless ATM`s scattered throughout the country. The US dollar is the most commonly used currency in Guatemala. Talk to your Adventure Specialist for recommendations.

LANGUAGE +

The official language of Guatemala is Spanish.

POPULATION +

The population of Guatemala is 15.47 million as of 2013.

VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR CANADIANS +

Canadians travelling to Guatemala must present a passport, which must be valid until the expected departure date from that country. Ensure that your passport is stamped on entry. When entering Guatemala by land or sea, you may have to seek out the immigration official to stamp your passport. Those who fail to present an entry-stamped passport when departing Guatemala will incur delays and fines. A tourist visa is not required to travel to Guatemala. Travelers should check with the Embassy of the Republic of Guatemala or one of its consulates for up-to-date information.

CLIMATE +

• The country is generally quite warm year round but keep in mind that altitude is a strong determinant of weather, especially in the volcanic areas.
• Hurricane season spans from June to the end of November.

WHEN TO GO +

Guatemala is reputed for its wonderfully warm weather year-round. Even during the rainy season, which extends from May to October, the rain is confined to the late afternoon, permitting travellers to enjoy the warmth for the majority of the day.

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