Guatemala Packing List Travel Planning

Guatemala Packing Travel Planning, Guatemala provides some of the most majestic scenery and diverse landscape in the world.  Along with its diverse landscape and culture, the weather varies significantly throughout the country.


Guatemala Packing List For Travel

Can’t Help But Laugh When We See This Picture…Good Example of How NOT to Pack.

Guatemala Packing Travel Planning

First off your Guatemala Packing List Travel Planning should include the following essentials, after all, without these items, there is no trip.  These items include your passport, ticket, health, and travel insurance documents, driver’s license or international driver’s license, credit card or ATM card, money, prescription medications, and glasses or contacts if you wear them.  In addition to the original of your documents, it’s important to keep copies, making sure to keep originals and copies in separate locations.

Lightweight packing is the best way for traveling to Guatemala; laundry facilities are available in the cities and many villages.  You are also able to purchase many needed items while you are in Guatemala.  Pack a hat, sunglasses, and walking or hiking shoes depending on the activities that you plan on partaking in.  Flip flops or sandals and water shoes are also useful.

The coasts of Guatemala are hot and humid but the Highlands of Guatemala can get cool in the evenings.  If you plan to visit the highlands such as Lake Atitlan or Antigua bring a lightweight jacket for evenings.  At an elevation of 2,330m (7,640 ft) Quetzaltenango, also known as Xela, features a subtropical highland climate, the climate can go from mild to chilly quickly, bring a warm jacket for evenings.

Guatemala Packing Travel Planning

Refrain from going out and purchasing special clothes for traveling to Guatemala everything you need can be found in your closet.  We tend to pack light and use laundry facilities as needed.  With that in mind, the following is what we suggest you pack.

Two t-shirts, two tank tops, one long sleeve shirt, one lightweight cardigan, one sweatshirt, one pair of shorts, one pair of pants, one pair of leggings, one dress, one pair of pajamas, seven pair of underwear, five pair of socks, and two bras.

Toiletry items to pack include contraception, sanitary pads or tampons, toothbrush (with toothbrush cover), toothpaste, floss, hairbrush or comb, razor with razor blades, shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, lotion, Q-tips, washcloth, tweezer, soap, lip balm with sunscreen protection, hair bands, and nail clipper.

Guatemala Packing List Travel Planning

Guatemala Packing List Travel Planning

Your first aid kit should include bandages, Imodium, antacid, ibuprofen, antihistamines, and wipes.

Other items for your Guatemala Packing List Travel Planning include phone and charger, camera, money belt, rain gear if traveling May – November, earplugs, pen, and paper, dictionary, tissues, water bottle, packable day pack, small flashlight, bug repellent, swimsuit, and sunscreen.

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Guatemala has three distinct regions that vary in climate, elevation, and landscape, providing dramatic contrasts between hot, humid tropical lowlands and colder, drier highland peaks.  This can pose a challenge when deciding what to pack.

Weather in Guatemala

The rainy season runs from May to October.  The Petén region in northern Guatemala in which Tikal Park is located receives the most amount of rainfall.  The coastal regions and the northeast are hot throughout the year with temperatures sometimes rising to as much as 99 degrees F (37 degrees C).

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