Best Time to Visit: November - next April
Major Cities for International Flights: Guatemala City (the capital)
Visa: Visitors from 86 countries including US, Canada, New Zealand, do not need a Guatemala visa if their stay is within 90 days. Also, visa is not required for holders of residence permits issued by El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, based on the Central America-4 Border Control Agreement.
Money Tips: The local currency is the Guatemalan quetzal. US dollar is widely accepted in most areas, while it is still important to take some quetzal. Major credit cards can be used in large cities and towns. Those small stores, supermarkets and restaurants only accept cash.