Getting there


From the USA American
(Atlanta; Chicago; Dallas Fort Worth; Miami),
(Los Angeles),
Grupo Taca
(Miami). From Canada,
connections are made through San Salvador, Los Angeles or Miami.

flies directly from Madrid and via Miami, with connecting flights from other European cities. Long-haul operators from Europe will share between airlines, taking passengers across the Atlantic normally to Miami, and using
, for example, to link to Guatemala City.Connections available throughout Central America, in most cases travelling through the capital city. There are exceptions with connections to Belize from Flores.


There are good road crossings with all of Guatemala's neighbouring countries. There are several crossing points to southern
from western Guatemala with additional routes through the jungle from Palenque. From
it is possible to cross from Benque Viejo del Carmen. Links with
are possible on the Caribbean near Corinto, and for the ruins at Copán the best crossing is El Florido. There are four road routes into
El Salvador

There is sometimes an unofficial tourist tax charge (10-30 quetzales) at some borders, charged on leaving or entering overland (borders may not be open 24 hours). Bribery is now less common at border crossings. Ask for a receipt and, if you have time and the language ability, do not give in to corrupt officials. Report any problems to INGUAT.


Connections be sea with daily boats between
Punta Gorda
in Guatemala and

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