Safety tips in Guatemala


Guatemala it is a country full of mountains covered with forests interspersed with smoking volcanoes by the coastal areas in the south and the lowlands in the north. The mountains experience a moderately cold climate throughout the year. Guatemala is one of the best places to study the Mayan civilization, and the small towns where beliefs still prevail mayan and its rituals.

Others tourist attractions they are Petén, Lake Atitlán, and the ruins of Tikal. Unfortunately, the capital, Guatemala City, is known worldwide for being a place dangerous and full of crime. Travelers should pay special attention when traveling on city roads and between cities as they may be victims of theft.

The best thing is that if you decide travel To the area, keep all your important documents (passport, tickets, etc.) in the safe that you will find available in most hotels. However, it is recommended that you carry a photocopy of your passport with you at all times. Do not carry large sums of money. The best thing is that you carry a card that you can surely use in all the ATMs you find.

Travel the night It should be avoided. Call a taxi, never walk alone on the streets after dark. In the unfortunate event that you are finally victim of an assault, it is recommended that you cooperate with criminals. Resisting and fighting them would lead to more problems. Give up what they ask for, your safety is much more important than the value of the valuables that they are going to take.

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