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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 26, 2016
Airport luggage lockers  (1 Answer)

Are there safe luggage storage lockers at the airport?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 22, 2016
Travel from Guate city to Xela

Hey Guys! I'll be arriving in Guate City June 3 around noon. Anyone have tips for arranging travel from the airport to xela? Any additional advice concerning hotels and activities in Xela would be helpful.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 05, 2016
safety in antigua  (4 Answers)

Hi guys, I've just booked my flights and my accommodation in Antigua for the whole summer. I never thought about crime over there because I've heard bad stuff about Colombia as well, which I know for a fact are not true (to an extend). I wanted to know how safe Antigua is? If tourists (gringos) are the main concern I should be fine as I'm half latina myself and I might be considered a local?idk but please let me know about the safety over there,if there's any way I can be less exposed to being robbed/raped/killed or anything? And I've read bad stuff about transportation over there and I'll need to use the bus literally every day so I'd appreciate it if you could help me with that as well


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 22, 2016
19 year old son traveling to Guatemala for language classes  (7 Answers)

So, My 19 year old is heading off to Guatemala to travel - Antigua, Atitlan, Coban, Flores, Monterrico... 2 weeks at a time in each place for language schools. Any advice before he leaves next week?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 03, 2015
Travel time

What is travel time from Guatemala city to Cancum by bus?

Also wondering what is the best way of getting to El Portal hostal in Lanquin from Guatemala city?

Thanks!!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 18, 2014
Day Tour from Guatemala City  (3 Answers)

Hi all,

Another question!

We are thinking about a day trip from guatemala city. I am very interested in seeing Antigua, Lake Atitlan and the Pacayo Volcano...

Is it possible to do see all of these in one day?

Has anyone doen this before? what were your experiences please?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 10, 2014
Has anyone ever tried getting from Guatemala to Panama by bus within a month and a bit?  (6 Answers)

Any advice you can give with regards to travelling around central America by bus? Is it feasible? I have heard that they are unreliable and slow which is making me a bit apprehensive about just how far we have to go!
Thanks in advance.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 24, 2014
Resort in Guatemala  (5 Answers)

How do i buy a resort in Guatemala?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 17, 2014
Is it safe in Guatemala City and in Guatemala in general?  (1 Answer)

Is it safe in Guatemala City and in Guatemala in general?
What are the places to avoid?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 11, 2014
Family seeking recommendation for cultural, linguistic and ecotourism for 8, 10 year old boys  (6 Answers)

My family will be visiting Guatemala for about 6 days starting 4/10 and wish for the kids to enjoy their time there while they see the amazing culture and history of the country. My sons love animals and archeology. They can be a bit mature and endure some "adult" venues. Please recommend must sees in the capital, Antigua and nearby places. Restaurants that are kid friendly too. Thanks, in advance, for making this trip memorable and educational.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 23, 2013
Luggage Storage at or near Guatemala City airport.  (3 Answers)

I need to leave a couple of bags at or near Guatemala City Airport while backpacking, does anyone know where I can do this so that a friend can pick them up?

Thanks, Lynn


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 04, 2013
Central America  (1 Answer)

hey, I want to travel to Central America. Can ask a few questions?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 02, 2013
WORLD WONDER  (1 Answer)

Provide me ths site for voting for the 8th.world wonder.Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 28, 2012
San Francisco church in Guatemala city  (2 Answers)

I have a question concerning the Iglesia de San Francisco in Guatemala ciudad. According to Rough guide the church is famous for its carving of the Sacred Heart (of Jesus), brought from Antigua. But I cannot find this sacred heart (of that church) mentioned or pictured anywhere else on the internet. Is it there, or may Rough Guide be wrong in this case?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 01, 2012
Help! Housing near A El Salvador/Antigua El Salvador, Scout Campo Escuela San Jorge Muxbal

Hello,

I'm inquiring for my son who has an opportunity to do some scout volunteering at the Scout Campo Escueal San Jorge but we need very close housing...a shared room, a host family, a safe motel, ...ANYTHING safe (that's key). It needs to be within walking distance or via an easy bus/shuttle ride. I'm clueless as to where to turn. He has to report for training on Oct 14th and we're running out of time for him to take advantage of this opportunity:( Also, if anyone knows any nearby hostels that might work... but we would need daily transportation for 6 weeks to the camp. Any ideas on transportation? Are there local cooperative shuttles that deliver people locally. I don't think we could afford a taxi daily!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 28, 2012
New trip  (3 Answers)

Hey guys, I am planning a quick 14 day trip to Guatamala and Honduras. Unlilke many people, I enjoy meeting other backpackers and travelers. It will be two guys in their mid 20's. Can anybody give advice on great places to stay (it can be anywhere in central america if its worth the travel). Must see sights. Nightlife and which cities to find it in. Of course Im interested in beaches and ruins and unique sights that Central America has to offer. I have no idea how to travel around, to book the busses or anything. Ive traveled Europe quite a bit but never latin America. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Also im traveling in July due to my work schedule. I realize its the rainy season but is it completely unbearable? or will we be the only tourists there at that time. Thanks guys!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 04, 2012
A Hostel to Park a car in their facility

Do any of you know if I can find a hostel in Guatemala City or in Antigua or even around not in a crowded place so that I can park my rental car nor finding the mirrors are gone next morning.
Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 03, 2012
Long-term room rental Guatemala City

I will be staying in Guatemala City between Jan. 31st and April 18th. Does anyone have any advice for finding a long-term room to rent? Does anyone know any specific places in Zona 10 or 14?

I'm looking at Air B&B.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 26, 2011
Cheap/Safe Hotels in Guatemala City

Hey, looking for advise on cheap safe hotels in Guate City in the 10-20ish range. Preferably near zona viva. I know about the hostels, need info on hotels.

Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 26, 2010
Urgent- bus station info city t antigua  (2 Answers)

Arriving on Ticabus from Nicaragua on Sun noon- into Guatemala city. Want to go direct onto Antigua. Mixed info re. which bus station I'll arrive into and would need to leave from.

Any up to date info would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers
Rose


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 11, 2010
Specific article shopping  (1 Answer)

Where in Guatemala City could I purchase a world geographic globe? Bargain
price would be welcomed.
Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 02, 2010
Gym in Zona 9 or 10?

Does anyone know a gym in Zona 9 or 10? I am going to be staying there, but not at a hotel. All the info I see on gyms for that area are in hotels. Thanks, Betsy


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 11, 2010
Tikal  (2 Answers)

Hi,

We are taking an overnight bus to Tikal and then an overnight bus back to Guatemala City that night and on to Lake Atitlan. I was hoping someone could tell me if there is a place to secure our bags while hiking in Tikal. Is there a locker or something like that? We will have our bags with us and I don't want to hike around with a giant backpack on my shoulders. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Julie


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 06, 2010
guatemala  (17 Answers)

Can you tell me a little more about travel to Guatemala in general? Is it safe? Where is good to go? Is there any nightlife for 2 women in thei 40's


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 13, 2010
Cost of living in Guatemala City?  (2 Answers)

Hi there,

I may be offered a job in Guatemala City for a year and I'd like to get a sense of how much it costs for a single person with a "middle class" lifestyle to live there (eg. rent - perhaps a shared apartment with one other person or to live alone, food expenses for cooking & restaurants, going out, public transportation, gym, etc)? Also, I would move there with my cat (anybody with experience bringing an animal?) Any information would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks,

Karen


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 05, 2010
Antigua to Rio Dulce and back  (1 Answer)

We are in Antigua and want to travel to Rio Dulce. The shuttle out of here leaves in the am but the trip is two hours to the city and then a transfer to Linea Dorado for another 6 hours to Rio Dulce.
We have thought about spending the night in the city and then taking the bus so we won´t have to get up at 5am in Antigua and then 6 hours on a bus to Rio Dulce. Does anyone have thoughts on this?
Our only concern is staying in Zona 10 might take a long time to get to the bus station in Zona 4 and thus defeat the purpose of staying in the city.
A second question is on the trip back from Rio Dulce. We were thinking of travelling through El Estar then Coban to Chichicastenango for the market. Any thoughts from anyone on this. (Coban area offers whitewater rafting. Anyone done this and thoughts?)
Any and all info on these would be appreciated.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 15, 2009
Travel from Guatemala City to San Cristobal  (3 Answers)

Is there a way to travel from Guatemala City to San Cristobal without flying through Mexico City or without taking a chicken bus? Taking other buses or vans would be acceptable.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 05, 2009
mailing letters from Guatemala City  (1 Answer)

I may be in Guatemala City on business. Assuming, I'm not in my hotel,
are there any letterboxes in Guatemala City, where you can drop off correspondence? Also is there a Mail Boxes, Etc. in Guate City? I think there is one near Avenia Las Americas, but I'm not sure.
Thanks,
Steve
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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 10, 2009
Which Zone to stay in Guatemala? Zone 10?  (7 Answers)

I am trying to decide where to stay in Guatemala - an agent is sending me info on hotels at Zone 10...but I also saw the Hotel Grand Tikal Futura which is at Zone 11 but looks very nice...any thoughts that might "jump" into your mind will be highly appreciated, JumpingNorman :)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 22, 2009
8 hrs layover in GUA airport  (2 Answers)

Hi,

We have an 8 hrs layover in the Guatemala city airport.

1. Does anyone know if there is (already) a place to leave our bags in the airport ? I saw some posts about this in 2007 that there is no such thing, but I'm wondering if anyone know how it is now.

2. Is the main plaza in Guatemala city close enough to the airport that we can get out of the airport during our layover and wander around ?


Thanks
Maria



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