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Guatemala City Guide

Car hire Guatemala City
Car hire Guatemala City

Guide

Guatemala, a country struck by the civil war, has slowly over the years, built itself back up. Today it is still a small county in Central American, with numerous sights to see such as its active volcanoes, the impressive Mayan ruins, and the colourfully dressed indigenous population. Guatemala City, though not the prettiest capital city in Central America, does have it’s own charm and the best and safest way to see it is by car. Purchase cheap car hire in Guatemala City here today with us and we'll find you a bargain by comparing quotes from dozens of popular rental firms.

Explore Guatemala City

In the city
There are a number of interesting museums located within Guatemala City. The Museo Popol Vuh can be found in Zona 10, and is named after the famous Mayan book, exhibiting an amazing private collection of Spanish and Mayan colonial art. Another extraordinary Museum worth visiting is Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología located in Zona 13. Here visitors will come across superb Mayan artifacts. The Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, has on offer for its visitors a Guatemalan art collection of the 20th Century.

Also worth a visit are the cities colonial churches, Zocalo, as well as the central square. For the real Guatemala experience, travellers should definitely hire a car and travel out of the city.

Outside the city
With a hire car travel northwest of Guatemala City centre to the stunningly ancient city of Antigua. Stroll along its cobbled streets and enjoy the views of the beautiful colonial plazas. Surrounding the city are three volcanoes; Fuego, Acatenango and Agua. Guatemala's largest festival is during the the wholly week, known locally as 'Semana Santa', which is the week before Easter. Colourful petals and sawdust blanket the city during this festival period, as well as some other extravagant decorations.

Visit the amazing Maya temples of Tikal if you have the time, located just 1 hour flight time from Guatemala City. The temples are located within the centre of the Maya Biosphere Reserve. They are considered as some of the best preserved temples in the region.

Take a trip to one of the deepest lakes in the world, called Lago de Atitlan. The lake is situated on the shores of former hippie town of the 60's; Panajache, which today, still attracts the laidback travellers. Head 3 hours drive from the capital, Lago de Atitlan to see the collapsed volcanic cone, which is today completely filled with water. From here travellers can take a ferry to Santiago Atitlán for a day trip and witness colourfully dressed locals.

Transport

Guatemala City's La Aurora International Airport, located a short 16 minute drive south of Guatemala's City centre, operates flights to many regional and US cities. Car rental suppliers with desks located in the arrivals hall of the main terminal building include the following; Dollar, Alamo, Budget, Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, Europcar, Thrifty, National and Sixt. If you decide to purchase car hire in Guatemala City in advance of travel then please do so with us as we compare over fifty well used suppliers to help find our customers the best deals online.

Guatemala City has an abundance of public transport services. The Transmetro buses, part of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system service the city and its surrounding towns, and is a cheap way of getting around the city, especially if car hire is not an option.

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