The rainy season is between mid-May and mid-October (Mid-May into mid-November in the north).
The months of March and April are very hot especially in the low lying areas such as the Pacific coastal plain.
Check out the current weather conditions in Guatemala.
See our Visa page for infornation on passports and visas to Guatemala.
There are no health precautions or requirements to enter Guatemala.
The currency in Guatemala is the Quetzal although US dollars are widely accepted. Please review the current exchange rate for the Quetzal.
ATMs: ATMs can be found in most major towns but do not expect to find them in every tourist spot.
In open air markets you should be able to bargain for most purchases whereas chain-owned shops have fixed prices and will not lower their prices. Some of the most commonly purchased items in Guatemala are jade, coffee, and traditional Mayan handmade blouses known as huipiles and skirts knows as cortes. You might also want to try Ron Zacapa Centenario, Guatemala's prize-winning rum.
Voltage: 115-230 V/60Hz; A, B, G, & I. You will need a voltage converter, and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. View more information about electrical standards around the world.