Guatemala Trip Budget: Costs & Tips

Guatemala Trip Budget: Costs & Tips

Guatemala was way more expensive than I expected. However, this was largely our own fault. We stuck to the expensive tourist trail, used a few shuttles to get around, and ate out way too much. With a bit of effort, we could have significantly lowered our overall costs. Here is our Guatemala trip budget, with some tips for keeping down your expenses.   The currency in Guatemala is the Quetzal, though US dollars are widely accepted. The exchange rate is roughly Q7.50 to US$1.   Guatemala Accommodation Antigua is a picturesque city, but pricey. Our hotel here cost us each US$13, far higher than in the neighbouring countries of El Salvador and Honduras. The accommodation in Flores was also pretty overpriced, at US$13 for a shared dorm.   Antigua and Flores were firmly on the tourist trail, however, and therefore far more expensive than elsewhere in the country. If we had had more…

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Source: Ailish in Wonderland