Guatemala destination information

All you need to know before visiting Guatemala

Guatemala summary

Guatemala is a medium sized country with around 16M Guatemalan. Official language is Spanish. Guatemala uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC-06:00. Currency used in Guatemala is Quetzal (GTQ).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 160
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 77

ATMs in Guatemala are Common. Internet speed in Guatemala is on average 3.1 Mbps.

🏙️ Guatemala City
🗣️ Spanish
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 16M ☀️ ~24 °C 🌧 ~213 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 109k km2 (42k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

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

Languages 🗣️

  • Spanish


Currency 💱

1 GTQ = 0.13 USD

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.

ATM 🏧🏦


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.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Guatemala uses GSM mobile networks GSM 850, GSM 900 and GSM 1900.

Roaming 🌐

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.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Universal :


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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 .

international: + 502 2 1234567
calling local: 2 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Guatemala is on average 3.1 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Guatemala is low. It is not as easy to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

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.


Rules 🚗

Limits 🚦


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

Countries nearby Guatemala

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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Health regulation

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Customs rules

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LGBT Destination info

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Guatemalan embassies

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