About Guatemala

Guatemala is located in the heart of America. It has a boarder to the West and North with Mexico, to the East with Belize and the Gulf of Honduras, to the Southeast with Honduras and El Salvador, and to the South with the Pacific Ocean.

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Official Name:

Republic of Guatemala.

Population:

More than 16 million inhabitants.

Territorial extension:

108,889 km2 of which the 30.65% is declared as protected area.

Political Division:

22 departments and 335 municipalities.

Capital:

Guatemala City.

Weather:

temperate, tropical, and subtropical.

37 volcanoes, of which 4 are active and more than 320 are eruptive spotlights

Language:

Spanish. In addition, 22 languages of MAYA origin,   1 XINCA and  1  GARIFUNA are spoken.

Currency:

Quetzal.

Time zone:

GTM -6 hours (normal), -5 (summer)

Electricity:

127 voltage and 60Hz plug A (110)

GDP:

US$58,83 billion

Workforce:

6.0 million people, of whom 27.4% have an age between 15 and 24 years old and 72% between 25 and 65 years old.

Taxes:

10% hotel tax

12% VAT

US$30.00 departure tax and is charged on the air ticket 

US$30.00 or Q20.00 Airport Security Tax (applies when leaving and is charged on the air ticket)

1 of the 19 highly diversified countries of the world

5 lakes and more than 320 protected areas

More than 3,500 years of history

More than 3,000 archaeological sites

Living Mayan Culture, more than 50% of the population

 

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Access to Guatemala

La Aurora International Airport: It is the main airport of the country, and one of which generates more traffic in Central America. Its modern facilities place it as one of the best in the region. La Aurora International Airport is located 10 minutes away from the hotel zone.

Regions of Guatemala

GUATEMALA

Modern and Colonial 

HIGHLANDS

Living Mayan Culture

PETÉN 

Adventure in the Mayan World

IZABAL 

A Green Caribbean

THE PACIFIC

Magic and Diverse

EAST

Mystical and Natural

Verapaces

Natural Paradise

What to do in Guatemala?

Guatemala offers a lot of options for touristic tours that will make the events a great experience.

Why Choose Guatemala?

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Experience in organization of World Events

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Specialized infrastructure for events

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Extraordinary tourist attractions

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Guatemala, Heart of the Mayan World

 

Tips for Visitors

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Every visitor has the support of the National Tourist Assistance Program (PROATUR, for its acronym in Spanish) provided by the Guatemalan Tourism Institute. Learn about the different tips to make your visit to Guatemala unforgettable. 

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