The Rough Guide to Guatemala

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Practical travel guide to Guatemala with a free eBook featuring points-of-interest structured lists of all sights and off-the-beaten-track treasures, with detailed colour-coded maps, practical details about what to see and to do in Guatemala. The Rough Guide to Guatemala also includes details on how to get there and around, pre-departure information, as well as top time-saving tips, like a visual list of things not to miss in Guatemala, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip.

The Rough Guide to Guatemala covers: Guatemala City, Antigua and around; The Western Highlands; The Pacific Coast; The Oriente and Izabal; Coban and the Verapaces; Peten; Into Honduras: Copan and around.

Inside this travel guide you'll find:


Experiences for every kind of trip to Guatemala, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Semuc Champey to family activities in child-friendly places, like Chichicastenango or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Yaxhá-Nakúm-Naranjo National Park.


Essential pre-departure information including Guatemala entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more.


Carefully planned routes covering the best of Guatemala give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip.


Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options.


Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for kayaking, scuba diving, volcano climbing or exploring ancient Maya ruins.


Rough Guides' rundown of Tikal, Monterrico, Sololá, El Mirador's best sights and top experiences helps to make the most of each trip to Guatemala, even in a short time.


Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, to help to find the best places in Guatemala, matching different needs.


Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into Guatemala, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.


Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Todos Santos Cuchumatan and the spectacular Lago de Atitlan.


Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in Guatemala City, Antigua and many more locations in Guatemala, reduce need to go online.


With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.


Free eBook download with every purchase of a printed book allows you to access all of the content from your phone or tablet, for on-the-road exploration.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781789194494
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 7/31/2019
Pages: 376
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm


This title is a part of Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences

  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

  • Insights on history and nature highlights  

  • Easy to use, newspaper-style layout

  • All guides published from January 2021 are printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each printed guide published from May 2019 

Format: 129 x 198mm

Price: £14.99-£26.99 | $13.99-$34.99

Extent: 616–1208 page


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5.0 out of 5, 2 global ratings

Amazon Customer

Very useful

Reviewed on August 23, 2020
Paperback | Verified

Very useful while travelling around Guatemala

Amazon Customer

Great book, will test it out in 3 weeks

Reviewed on October 24, 2019
Paperback | Verified

Looks like the best guide to Guatemala on the market. I will use it for real in 3 weeks time when I go there. Rough Guides are my favourite brand.

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