Backpackers Guide to Guatemala
Guatemala9 days / May 2019
Guatemala is one of my favorite countries and I have returned 5 different times. This is a summation of all the best places to go as a backpacker. I would recommend the trip to be 2 weeks at least.
Highs & Lows
Learning spanish in Antigua, Guatemala.
How fast the chicken buses drive around curves
Q & A
What would you have changed?
Spend more time in Guatemala
How was the food?
Por Que No in Antigua, Guatemala
What tips would you give a friend?
Take spanish classes in guatemala.
Chicken buses are an experience! If you are adventurous that I recommend taking a chicken bus. The drivers go super fast down windy roads, causing passengers to have to hold on for their lives. The chicken bus is very cheap which makes it an attractive option for a backpacker, but safety should be some concern.
Use Aprode to book Acatenango hike.
- Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
I stayed at Somos hostel, which is amazing and even has a hot tub.
- Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Pachamama Cafe Hostal - This is a small hostel with a great staff. You can book several hikes via this hostel, and it's nice for a couple of days.
- San Agustín Lanquín, Guatemala
- Tikal, Guatemala
Hostal Don Cenobio - one of my favorite hostels. The view over the lake is perfect, and the rooftop is a great place to hang out.