Prices are low in Guatemala: the milk is worth $ 1.1 / 1 liter, tomatoes - 0.9 $ / 1 kg, potatoes - 1,16 $ / kg 1, and lunch in a cheap cafe will cost you $ 5.
Shopping and souvenirs
In Guatemala, you can make quite a bargain, and at the bargaining original price can be brought down by a third.
Buy a variety of souvenirs for relatives andfriends, as well as unique items for your wardrobe and interior you can in the local antique shops, jewelry stores, markets. For shopping be sure to go to Chichicastenango - there is the famous Indian market (it is closed on Thursdays and Sundays).
What to bring to the memory of the holiday in Guatemala?
- carpets, figurines, charms, jewelry,antiques, wool products (poncho), national clothes of various colors, stone Mayan products, Mayan calendars, ritual masks, Indian bags, souvenirs with the image of a bird quetzal (symbol of the country), jade, pottery (mugs with lids and lamps , candlesticks), Guatemalan wooden mug, decorated with pictures of animals and gods, woven goods (bags, purses), national dolls in clothes decorated with embroidery;
- chocolate, coffee, rum.
In Guatemala, you can buy coffee from the $ 5 figure mascots - from $ 6-7, ceramics - from $ 9, poncho - from $ 15, rum - from $ 10, the Mayan calendar - from 3,5 $.
Excursions and Entertainment
On tours of Antigua Guatemala, you'll seechurches and cathedrals, colonial style, visit the colorful bazaar where you can buy products of folk art. As part of the tour you walk through the area where the mermaid fountain installed and the factory store (here you can buy jewelry and jade). This tour will cost you $ 50.
should make a boat ride on if desiredLake Atitlan (you will be able to enjoy spectacular views: the lake is located in the caldera of the volcano and is surrounded by picturesque mountains). During this tour you will pay about $ 70.
Public transport in the country is representedcamioneta (shtatovskih old school buses), which can even stop at the intersection. The fare is low ($ 0.2), but even during a short trip is great risk of becoming a victim of a pickpocket, or being subjected to an armed attack.
For this reason, it is advisable to move ontourist shuttles: the fare for this type of transport in many times more expensive (it all depends on the distance and the degree of comfort of the bus), but it is safe (you will be picked up from the hotel and brought back). For example, to get from Antigua to Copán you can for $ 15, from Guatemala City to Tikal by bus of an economy class - for $ 30, and a luxury - for $ 50.
If you decide to rent a car, for example, jeep rentals will cost you $ 120 / day.
If you are a lowly tourist on vacation in theGuatemala, you will need about $ 30 per day for 1 person, but for a more comfortable stay should have the amount at the rate of $ 50-60 per day for 1 person.