In altitude above 2000m (Chichicastenango, Quetzaltenango, Huehuetenango) it can become chilly after sunset, so a jacket is recommended.
During the daytime, it is likely to be warm in all regions of Guatemala.
While on the trip remember to carry some bottled water with you to avoid dehydration.
You should also carry some sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, mosquito repellent and the business card of the hotel you are staying at.
As it has not as good a reception in the rural area as other operators, it might not be the best choice if you are travelling deep into out in the rural area, but it has a very good reception in the department capitals and all main commercial cities.
Buying a cheap card phone in Guatemala might be a cheaper solution than using your roaming.
Back to the top Check which costs are already included in your tour package and be aware of which payments you will still need to make following arrival.
You can also just buy a SIM card of any of the mentioned providers and put it in your phone, but make sure you phone is not blocked to be used only with a specific card and provider, and that it uses the frequencies mentioned above.
However, if you prefer to use your roaming, let your main contact know you are travelling abroad.
Even in some luxury hotels there won’t be a TV in the room; so bringing a book is a good idea.
Remember that you’re on vacation, so don’t bring your work, – your family will appreciate it!