Guatemala Travel Planning & Travel Tips

Americans living in or visiting Guatemala are encouraged to register at the U.S. Embassy obtain updated information on travel and security within Guatemala.

U.S. Embassy in Guatemala 
Avenida Reforma 7-01, Zona 10
Guatemala City, Guatemala
Phone: (502) 2326-4000
Fax: (502) 2326-4654
Outside of Office Hours, contact: 2331-2354
Outside of Guatemala: 011-502-2326-4000


Guatemala's climate varies according to altitude. The coastal regions and the northeast are hot throughout the year with an average temperature of 68°F sometimes rising to 99°F. Nights are clear all year round. The rainy season runs from May to September. Temperatures fall sharply at night.

Calling Internationally:

To call Guatemala from the United States, dial the international prefix, 011; then Guatemala’s country code, 502; and then the city code, then dial the actual phone number.


Electricity in Guatemala is 120 Volts, alternating at 60 cycles per second. If you travel to Guatemala with a device that does not accept 120 Volts at 60 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter. Outlets in Guatemala generally accept a flat blade plug or two parallel flat pins with ground pin. If your plug has a different shape, you may need a plug adapter.

Travel Insurance for Guatemala Trips:

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