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Facts about Guatemala

Guatemala has a gorgeous landscape and an abundance of varied natural environment and beaches. The country is very popular for its archeological sites and stunning architecture. At some of the archeological sites in the country, you are likely to see altars with modern offerings to ancient spirits. There are a limited number of national but each of them is impressive. These national parks afford tourists the opportunity to behold the beauty of several species of flowers and to see various animals. Guatemala’s Pacific coast offers beaches which are prime for surfing and sportfishing. The Verapaces region has jungle hiking trails, the Chilasco Jump waterfall, the Candelaria and Lanquin caves, and the spring-fed stepped pools of the Semuc Champey. All these and more are sure to captivate tourists in the country.
 
The tourism industry is an important part of the economy of Guatemala. In 2008, the contribution of tourism to the economy was estimated at $1.8 billion. The number of tourist arrival in the country is set to be around two million tourists annually.
 
Foreigners traveling to the country are expected to declare any amount of cash exceeding $10,000 on entry to and exit from the country. Avoid any drug-related offense as there are very severe penalties as regards this.

Basic Travel Requirements for Filipinos visiting Guatemala

  • A statement or documentation confirming the purpose and duration of your visit
  • Two colored passports 2” x 2'' photographs 
  • A passport or travel document valid for no less than 30 days after the expiry of your intended visit
  • Proof of accommodation
  • Determine the specific visa to apply for
  • A completed visa application form 
  • Payment of the prescribed visa fee
  • A return or onward ticket 
  • A proof of financial means to pay for your living expenses while in Guatemala
  • Your passport must have at least two unused pages for entry and departure endorsements.
  • If you have children (minors) traveling with you or joining in Guatemala, you will need to provide a proof or consent of guardianship in the case of an unaccompanied minor.
  • Medical insurance is required.

Types of Guatemala Visa

Types of Visa Processing Time Duration of Stay
Business Visa 3-10 days 90 days(extendable to 180 days)
Tourist Visa 3-10 days 90 days(extendable to 180 days)

Visas of Guatemala Fees

Visa Type Sub Type Visa Fees
Business Visa Not available
Tourist Visa Not available

FAQs about Visas of Guatemala

What is the best time to travel ?

Generally, the best time of year to visit Guatemala is during the height of the dry season, between December and February. April and May are the hottest months and July - September tends to be the wettest.

What is the recommended currency for Guatemala ?


The official currency is the Quetzal (GTQ) divided into 100 centavos. In 2001, the US Dollar became the second official currency alongside the Quetzal, and both are now accepted. Traveler's cheques and major credit cards are now accepted too, though some more than others.

What local customs do I need to keep in mind ?

Politeness is important throughout Guatemala. When addressing somebody in a shop, on the bus or in the street, say hello first. A simple 'Buenos días' or 'Buenas tardes', accompanied by a smile, works miracles. A pleasant greeting will always be returned. When entering a restaurant or waiting room, it is polite to greet everybody present.

What is the official language spoken in Guatemala ?

The official language spoken in Guatemala is Spanish.

How to apply guatemala tourist visa ? ?

2 Visas of Guatemala found

Business Visa from Philippines to Guatemala

This visa is issued to the Philippines traveling to Guatemala for business purposes. A valid passport with at least six months validity remaining plus one photocopy. One visa application form completed and signed by the applicant. Two passport-type photographs. Payment of the prescribed visa fees. Proof of accommodation. Holders of this visa can sign a contract and attend conferences. A copy of the credit card and a copy of the photo ID. A business letter (on company letterhead) from the company in the Philippines stating the purpose and duration of the trip. A letter of invitation from the host company in Guatemala Onward/return tickets or confirmed itinerary Employment Letter. A letter from your employer(on business letterhead, with contact details), stating that a leave of absence has been granted and that you will be returning to your current job. If you are self-employed, include a copy of your business license and tax return. If you are retired please submit proof of your retirement fund.

Category: Visas of Guatemala, Visa, Business visa

Tourist Visa from Philippines to Guatemala

This visa is issued to the Philippines traveling to Guatemala for tourism. A valid passport with at least six months validity remaining plus one photocopy. One visa application form completed and signed by the applicant. Two colored passport-type photographs. A letter of invitation from the host. A copy of the credit card and a copy of the photo ID is required. Onward/return tickets or confirmed itinerary. Payment of the prescribed visa fees. Proof of a clean criminal record. Proof of accommodation.

Category: Visas of Guatemala, Visa, Tourist visa