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May 2018

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    Do you have any safe suggestions for visit Guatemala?

    Hi! I lived in Guatemala for 5 years and only had a couple incidents of theft (and never violence). You'll want to avoid Guatemala City--other than that most of the violence is in the drug trafficking areas of north, which are not where any of the tourist sites are anyway. Be aware of pickpocketers in Antigua and definitely make sure to visit the beautiful Lake Atitlán. I lived for 4 years in the lovely town of San Juan la Laguna, on the lake, which makes for a lovely day trip with lots of cultural immersion activities. I recommend doing a weaving or natural dye workshop with TinteMaya--there are many women's weaver cooperatives in the town, but I help this one set up workshops and visitors love them! over 2 years ago