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Travel to Guatemala. Pack your suitcase

You are going on a trip to Guatemala, perfect! You will surely have too much fun, the country is beautiful. Central America, has managed to maintain its spirit for years receiving its visitors from different parts of the world with joy.

However, before enjoying the warmth of the locals and its wonders, it is necessary to prepare your suitcase before leaving home and keep in it what you need to enjoy a great experience, remember that you do not know what you can find because Guatemala has all kinds of natural places, for example: beaches, lagoons, rivers, jungles, caves and beautiful cities.  

Here’s a short list of what you need to know to prepare the perfect suitcase for visiting Guatemala.  

Prepare your suitcase according to your list

If you’ve already made a list the least you need to do is follow it because there’s no point in having spent time making it if you’re not going to use it. Start by keeping the essential items on the list and then the necessary ones. If the suitcase is already full, you can think about what things you don’t need. If you still have room, bring other items, remember that extra space is important to compare gifts, crafts or other nice things you find in the country.

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Must-have clothes

It’s always tricky to know what kind of clothing is right for a trip so check the weather to get an idea of what to pack, it’s advisable to go as light as you can. It’s not easy when you’re used to carrying your sweater everywhere, but you can give it a try.

In this case it will work to make good combinations of garments that help reduce space but still keep you warm, e.g., a short-sleeved shirt is workable if you’re wearing a long-sleeved shirt over it.

Underwear is one of the things that should always be given the highest priority, so make a good estimate of how many days you’ll be on the road and add an extra change for anything that might happen while exploring Central America.

Clothing you should definitely pack in your Guatemala suitcase

    • Rainwear, to avoid humidity and enjoy the expeditions in the archaeological zones.
    • Rainwear, to avoid humidity and enjoy the expeditions in the archaeological zones.
    • Warm pajamas, to spend the night protected from insects and colds due to the change of climate.
  • Lightweight clothing,because Guatemala is usually very hot during the day, although there are always unexpected changes so you should not be confident.
  • Socks, wearing comfortable socks is necessary because exploring the streets of Guatemala for hours can save you from foot injuries.
  • Underwear, there are always unforeseen events like getting caught in the rain or deciding to go to the beach with clothes on so it is necessary to have enough clothes to change into.

Comfortable footwear

Shoes are one of the most important elements of a traveler, your comfort depends on them so think very well what places you will visit while in Guatemala to carry the right ones. The truth is that it is always better to carry a pair of shoes that can be used for different activities and situations, besides this way you minimize the space and weight of the suitcase. A trick that can be very helpful is to put your socks inside your shoes and use the heavier footwear when traveling to free up space in your suitcase.


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Essential footwear for your trip to Guatemala

Flip Flops
Comfortable shoes or boots

Necessary items

In the suitcase there are certain items that cannot be missing for any reason, here are some of them for you to take into account.

  • Official credentials to prove your identity
  • A camera to capture all of Guatemala’s beautiful scenery
  • Chargers and adapters for your camera and cell phone
  • A small flashlight in case of unforeseen circumstances
  • Money, enough to exchange it for the local currency (Quetzales)
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Mosquito repellent
  • A small first aid kit with basic medicines in case of any discomfort.

In short, packing a suitcase before leaving on a trip is sometimes a headache, however, if you keep in mind these tips we assure you that it will be much easier. Enjoy a great vacation in Guatemala taking what you need, this country has great surprises so do not think twice and run to dust off your suitcase.

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