I traveled around Guatemala as a naive 22 year old female for 2 months last year. I commuted between Antigua and a local village every day alone on public transportation and traveled to weekend destinations such as Atitlan and Pacaya. I followed the age old rules of safe travel and had absolutely no problems whatsoever. You do need to stay away from border areas, Guatemala City, and anywhere with a travel advisory. It's a beautiful country which is really opening up and trying to bolster it's tourism industry (there's even a tourism police in Antigua) and it would be a shame not to go. over 7 years ago
Is it currently safe to travel to Guatemala? We want to cross through Mexican border and travel to Antigua, Atitlan...
I have heard that the border region with mexico is a bit dangerous but I met people who did it without complaint. I spent a month and a half in Antigua and loved it. Atitlan is also definitely worth seeing. about 8 years ago