- 1 Is San Marcos La Laguna safe?
- 2 How to get to San Marcos La Laguna Guatemala?
- 3 How safe is Guatemala?
- 4 Is Lake Atitlan Guatemala safe?
- 5 Why is Guatemala so dangerous?
- 6 What is the most beautiful country in Central America?
- 7 Can I drink the water in Guatemala?
- 8 Can you swim in Lake Atitlan Guatemala?
- 9 Are there crocodiles in Lake Atitlan?
- 10 What is Guatemala known for?
Is San Marcos La Laguna safe?
Safety. As a woman traveling alone, I felt very safe in San Marcos the entire time I was there. The town had a peaceful and friendly vibe and the locals and expats were warm and welcoming. It was a quiet and relaxing place.
How to get to San Marcos La Laguna Guatemala?
Take a shuttle boat from the public dock at Panajachel (Q20, 45 minutes). If flying from outside of the country, the most effective and practical way to get to San Marcos is by means of plane then either bus or car. Fly into Guatemala City (known by the locals as ‘Guate’) then proceed to drive 3.5 hours.
How safe is Guatemala?
Guatemala has one of the highest violent crime rates in Latin America; there were 4,914 violent deaths in 2018. Although the majority of serious crime involves local gangs, incidents are usually indiscriminate and can occur in tourist areas. Despite the high levels of crime, most visits to Guatemala are trouble-free.
Is Lake Atitlan Guatemala safe?
Is Lake Atitlan Guatemala safe? In general, Lake Atitlan is safe for tourists. But it is important to take precautions. The biggest danger for most tourists is robbery. 6
Why is Guatemala so dangerous?
According to the US Department of State, Guatemala’s high murder rate is caused by four principal factors: an increase in drug trafficking; a growing prevalence of gang-related violence; a heavily armed civilian population; and a weak and incompetent police/judicial system.
What is the most beautiful country in Central America?
Like many other countries in Latin-America, Costa Rica is the perfect destination to visit if you love nature. With so much to see and do, a trip to Costa Rica isn’t complete without a stop in Monteverde.
Can I drink the water in Guatemala?
It is not safe to drink the tap water in Guatemala. To avoid traveler’s diarrhea and other water-borne diseases, drink bottled water and only eat peeled fruits like oranges and bananas. Bottled water (agua pura) is widely available in grocery stores, restaurants, and hotels.
Can you swim in Lake Atitlan Guatemala?
The Rules: Swimming in Lake Atitlan There are no “rules” for swimming in Lake Atitlan – except don’t swim around the boat traffic, because you will piss the boat drivers off if they hit you. You are more than welcome to swim anywhere but do be aware of bacterial issues that Lake Atitlan faces.
Are there crocodiles in Lake Atitlan?
As for as I am aware, there are no alligators in Lake Atitlan. Also, the owner of Panasurf, Juan, would not allow you in the water if there were any. No, the water is absolutely beautiful, as is the volcanoes.
What is Guatemala known for?
Guatemala is best known for its volcanic landscape, fascinating Mayan culture and the colorful colonial city of Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But this small Central American country has a wealth of homegrown produce and talent.