Antigua Guatemala Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Cerro de la Cruz

    There will be tour guides wandering the parque, but they will ask for money to take you up to the cross. The tourismo police escort tourists for free 10am/3pm each day. Or better yet, walk up there...

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  • 2. ATM machines & travellers' cheques

    Before leaving Canada, I configured my debit card for use in Guatemala and arrived confident that I'd be able to draw whatever cash I needed. Hah! First, I was...

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  • 3. Sending postcards from Guatemala?

    How romantic! And a total waste of your time and MONEY. I have rushed into the Antigua Guatemala post office in February, 2010. Attached proper postage to 7...

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  • 4. Bag slashing & theft local mercado

    Watch out! Keep your valuables safe as there are teams working at the local mercado who slash bags and pick pockets! This happened to my wife recently. They...

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  • 5. Agua Volcano

    Ever present from all vantage points during a clear day, the reason for Antiguas' frequent earthquakes is obvious. Antigua is ringed by active volcanos. The...

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  • 6. General warnings for Antigua

    Don't walk around at night - take a taxi or a tuktuk (though don't get in one if the driver looks dodgy). If you're staying any further than a couple of blocks...

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  • 7. Tuk Tuks and buses

    Don't pay more than 10Q for a Tuk Tuk. They will try and charge you 15Q if you are a gringo/a but it should never be more than 10Q. If you start at the...

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  • 8. If the building shakes

    We awoke in the middle of the night to the rattle of the windows and door. Actually the whole building shook....and that's saying something as its made of thick...

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  • 9. Money wows

    Be prepared for long lines at empty ATM's and long lones at banks. We waited an hour and a half at an ATM , only to find it was out of cash! We later learned...

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  • 10. Human waste on the streets

    I have been to many developing countries and have see human waste on the streets before, but in Antigua I also saw people doing it in front of me:) So, just a...

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  • 11. Watch your step

    When browsing in Antigua it is useful to watch one's step. As you can gather the sidewalks are narrow and the they are not all even leveled. Furthermore the...

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  • 12. Getting around

    Be wary of taxis, especially in Guatemala City. Be sure to negotiate a price before being delivered to your chose destination.Also, it is not considered...

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  • 13. Picture taking with locals

    Beware of taking pictures with indigeans..... some are just plain shy and won't wannu; but others have learned that they can ask you for money to have your...

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  • 14. Leave your jewellery home

    Although we had no problem at all , we were warned by our hotel to leave expensive jewellery and watches locked away. It is a poor country and it makes sense to...

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  • 15. Watch your step

    The roads and lanes are all cobblestone . There the real thing too, very rough...not set up for tourists. Often there are stones missing or raised . You have...

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  • 16. No danger

    Antigua is a very secure city. The perfect place to start your journey. Make in this city, your hub in your Guatemalan vacations.

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  • 17. There are many tourists that...

    There are many tourists that have been robbed in Antigua. Do not think this will only happen to others!

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