They will appreciate it when they see their phone bill next month.

A small calculator might be also useful, as well as a small dictionary Back to the top Before traveling, contact your local operator and make sure that your mobile phone is compatible with the technology of our networks and find out the agreements they might have for roaming form Guatemala.

The operator América Móvil sells under the brand Claro and is the second largest mobile phone operator of the country. under the brand Tigo is the largest operator for mobile phones in the country.

In altitude above 2000m (Chichicastenango, Quetzaltenango, Huehuetenango) it can become chilly after sunset, so a jacket is recommended.

During the daytime, it is likely to be warm in all regions of Guatemala.

Here are some suggestions that might make your trip safer and more comfortable.

If your trip involves long stretches on a bus it’s recommended that you bring your favorite music with you (on a walkman, MP3 or similar device if you are traveling with a group).Calls to your country of origin or any other country besides Guatemala must precede the code for international long distance (00) country code the number to be reached.Text messages to a mobile phone in Guatemala must precede the code for international long distance (00) country code (502) 8-digit number in Guatemala.Regular umbrellas are not very suitable for these downpours; so either carry a large one or a raincoat.For visiting Antigua, Guatemala City and Lake Atitlán, where you will find more expensive hotels and restaurants, you may feel more comfortable wearing smarter clothes.Slippers or thongs are useful for hotel rooms to avoid walking directly on carpets or on cold tiled floors.