Gilles

Gilles

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    Do you have any safe suggestions for visit Guatemala?

    I have travelled twice to GT and agree that- as long as you get out of Guatemala city, maybe head out to Antigua or Chichicastenango it is definitely worth the trip; places like Tikal, Flores and the Lago Peten with its quaint museum and radio station, the Hostal Tortugal in Rio Dulce and, further, Livingston by the beautiful ocean, swim in the hot springs nearby, etc... In Atitlan, I recommend tht "Posada Los Encuentros". The host there, Richard Morgan, is very knowledgeable of people and places there, knows the place and the legends like the back of his hand (even wrote a book about it). The posada even has a volcano-heated hot tub right in the courtyard which in itself is a marvel of herb and flower growing! GT may not be as safe as it once was but I have seen a billboard that said in Spanish: "Remember that the tourist is your friend" - in other words, it is not a good idea to pee in your food. I would go back, maybe as early as next winter. . over 3 years ago