Security tips in Guatemala

Guatemala is a country full of forest-covered mountains interspersed with smoking volcanoes along the coastal areas in the south and the lowlands in the north. The mountains experience moderately cold weather throughout the year. Guatemala is one of the best places to study the Mayan civilization, and the small towns in which Mayan beliefs and rituals still prevail.

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

The best thing is that if you decide to 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 with you . The best thing is that you carry a card that you can surely use at all the ATMs you find.

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