car hire in Guatemala

Tips for driving your rental car in Guatemala

If you're travelling to Guatemala, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Guatemala is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Guatemala City counts 1,022,000 inhabitants. In Guatemala City lives 7,1% of the entire country's population, which counts over 14,370,000 inhabitants. In Guatemala the language spoken most widespread is spanish but people also speak other minor languages. The time zone in Guatemala is GMT-06:00 so make sure you adjust your watch at landing. We suggest adjusting your watch before take-off to help conquer jetlag! The electric plug type in Guatemala is A / B and the electric voltage is 120 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adaptor with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in Guatemala is +502, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.

More travel information about Guatemala

With a fuel cost in Guatemala averaging at 0,84 GBP, driving around the country won't break the bank. Guatemala shares its land borders with Belize, El Salvador, Honduras and Mexico, which mean there are plenty of road trip options for travellers wishing to explore a little further. Before crossing any border, please make sure that this is in line with the terms and conditions of your car hire as these might vary according to the supplier you rent your car from. The roads stretch for 7,146, which ranks Guatemala as the 131st country in the world with the longest road system. This amount of road will let you drive across the country and discover its wonders, secret spots and the delicious local tastes. Please note that in Guatemala there is a right-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the Guatemalan Quetzal (GTQ). Speed limits in town are 50 km/h and on motorways they are 110 km/h. Bear in mind that in Guatemala, speaking on the phone while driving is allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Guatemala

Guatemala boasts three UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Should you visit this country for leisure you can't miss spots like the both cultural and natural site of Tikal National Park and the cultural site of Antigua Guatemala. Hire your car choosing among the most popular car hire suppliers in the world, including Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Alamo, Budget and many more.