Here are some suggestions that might make your trip safer and more comfortable.
If your trip involves long stretches on a bus it’s recommended that you bring your favorite music with you (on a walkman, MP3 or similar device if you are traveling with a group).
However for health reasons, closed shoes are more suitable for areas such as markets where the ground may be dirty.
High heels aren’t very practical anywhere in Guatemala.
In altitude above 2000m (Chichicastenango, Quetzaltenango, Huehuetenango) it can become chilly after sunset, so a jacket is recommended.
However, if you prefer to use your roaming, let your main contact know you are travelling abroad.
Back to the top Always check the weather report before your departure.
If you will be travelling in altitudes higher than 1200m (such as Antigua, Panajachel and Guatemala City) you will probably need a light jacket or sweater for the evenings.
It’s best to avoid wearing clothing that might make you stand out, such as revealing clothing – for example very short skirts or shorts for women, or open shirts for men.
Likewise, neutral colors are preferable, especially whilst on nature trails.