Traveling is all about feeling inspired, having new experiences and creating meaningful memories. And all of that begins with getting to know your destination! Ready to discover the basics about Guatemala City?
Guatemala City is the national capital city of Guatemala. Additionally, it's about 110 miles (177 kilometers) northwest of San Salvador, a prominent city.
With plenty of things to do in this area of Central Highlands, it's easy to see why 1,000,000 locals choose to call it home.
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You could easily spend weeks, if not months, wandering around the many sights of Guatemala City. Luckily, it won't take anywhere as long to secure somewhere superb to stay. Pick from 110 accommodations and take a step closer to discovering Guatemala's exciting capital.
If you're the sort of traveler with a taste for silky sheets, check out the Real InterContinental Guatemala (14 Calle 2-51 Zona 10) or The Westin Camino Real, Guatemala (Calle Camino Real 0-20, Zona 10). The Hotel Pan American (9a Calle 5-63 Zona 1) and the Hostal Guatefriend's - Hostel (16 Street 7-40 zone 13, Aurora I) are some thrifty options if you'd prefer to spend your vacation budget on activities and experiences.
While you're planning your upcoming Guatemala City vacation, bear in mind that the closest terminal, La Aurora International Airport (GUA), is about 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) to the west of the central area. Book your ticket, fill up your suitcase and prepare to create unforgettable memories!
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If your flight lands at La Aurora International Airport, you can just about rent a ride on the runway. Two good options are Budget and Avis.
Sometimes the best place to rent a car is right in the center of the city. Hertz is a handy outlet located at 7a Ave 14-84 Zona 13 Aurora I. If there isn't anything that you like there, Thrifty Car Rental at La Aurora International Airport is worth looking into.
The intimacy and accomplishment of live theater is hard to deny. Grab tickets to a show at Teatro Nacional and experience its wonder and charm for yourself! Seeking some more options? Find a good vantage point and watch life roll by at El Obelisco. If you're the talkative type, this time-worn square is also a terrific spot to strike up a conversation with fellow travelers and locals. And there's more. Torre del Reformador stands as an important reminder of history. Find out why this tribute was commissioned and learn more about local heritage and achievements.
Travel experiences can completely change our perspective on life. So if you feel you've been running in circles lately, get set to throw yourself into some mind-opening adventures.
So you've jam packed your Guatemala City itinerary with a heap of experiences — that's wonderful! If you're trying to organize one more thing, have a look at our suggestions:
If you have a couple of spare days and you're happy to travel 19 miles (31 kilometers), stop by San Miguel Duenas. This happening destination has a world of things to see and do. If you want to spend the whole day in the area, visit Volcan de Agua first. Next head on over to Central Park and Acatenango. Located 30 miles (48 kilometers) away, Concepcion is one more neighboring destination. While you're here, make sure you get to Tecuamburro, Volcán Cruz Quemada and Cascada La Concepcion.
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Barceló Guatemala City is situated in the financial district, 15 minutes by taxi from the historic center and just a 7-minute free shuttle ride from La Aurora International Airport. There are plenty of restaurants and shops nearby, and the National Theater is a 10-minute drive away.
Located in Zona 10, this luxury hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Avenida La Reforma and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from La Aurora Zoo. Plaza Fontabella Shopping Center and The Village Shopping Center are also within 5 minutes.
Located in Zona 10, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Avenida La Reforma and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from La Aurora Zoo. Plaza Fontabella Shopping Center and The Village Shopping Center are also within 5 minutes.
Located in the heart of Guatemala City's commercial district, Grand Tikal Futura Hotel is a 15-minute drive from La Aurora International Airport. The Tikal Futura Complex has a shopping mall and office towers.
Located in Zona 4, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Botanical Garden and Teatro Nacional. Central Market and Oakland Mall are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in Zona 9, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Oakland Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Natural History Museum and Children's Museum. Teatro Nacional and Central Market are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in Zona 10, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Avenida La Reforma and La Aurora Zoo. Plaza Fontabella Shopping Center and The Village Shopping Center are also within 10 minutes.
Located in Zona 16, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Universidad del Valle de Guatemala and Paseo Cayala. La Aurora Zoo and Botanical Garden are also within 6 mi (10 km).
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