Guatemala travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Guatemala 🇬🇹

Guatemala is part of Americas with main city at Guatemala City. Its Developing country with a population of 16M people. The main currency is Quetzal. The languages spoken are Spanish. the Republic of Guatemala is the formal name of Guatemala It is adviced to High degree of caution Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developing   🌤️ ~23.55 °C   🌧 ~318.60 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 16M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

High degree of caution

There is a state of emergency in the departments of Alta Verapaz, El Progreso, Izabal, Peten and Zacapa. Follow instructions issued by local authorities, carry your personal identification with you and approach checkpoints cautiously. We haven't changed the level - exercise a high degree of caution in Guatemala.

issued date: October 16, 2019

Weather

🌤️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

🔌 Sockets

Guatemala uses 120V, 60Hz with sockets and plugs Type A and Type B.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Spanish

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Guatemala uses the Guatemalan quetzal (symbol: Q), code GTQ.Banknotes come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 quetzals and 50 centavos. Quetzal is subdivided into 100 centavos. Coins come in denominations of 1 quetzal and 50, 25, 10, 5 and 1 centavos.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Guatemala. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Guatemala is on average 3.1 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Guatemala is low. It is not as easy to find one.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 140.54 GTQ, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Claro, Movistar or Tigo. Guatemala uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850, GSM 900 and GSM 1900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Guatemala upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Guatemala, dial +, then 502 (the country code for Guatemala), then the area code and the local number. For local calls within Guatemala, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .

Driving

🆘 Emergency

Universal

911

Police

911

Ambulance

911

Fire department

911

Last updated: October 8, 2019