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The Rough Guide to Guatemala 4 (Rough Guide Travel Guides) Paperback – February 16, 2009
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Although I will probably only look at it in depth next year, when my annual Maya travels will again have me in Guatemala, I looked at enough pages to determine that this author actually visited Peten to update accurately about some of my favorite places there and near there.
If you are looking for the best travel guide for Guatemala, this one is currently THE one to buy. The only reason I didn't give the book 5 stars is that, being half Norwegian, I just don't do that sort of thing.
If any readers are interested in traveling in this fashion I would highly recommend that you learn some spanish, because with any guide, obtaining clarification from the locals is what will be most effective in understanding exactly what the guide books are referencing. For example when I traveled from Xela to the volcano Tajamulco I was actually traveling with a local Guatemalan, if I would not have had this guide or was unable to speak spanish I most definately would have had to go through an adventure travel agency. Although in reality, I did meet other Americans down there that barely spoke any Spanish and were able to successfully travel from Xela to the surrounding areas by simply using guides similar to this one. Let me know if you have any questions...
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This guide was very helpful for a 3-week trip I took to the Guatemala!Published 10 months ago by LaRain
I have never been disappointed by a Rough Guide. The book is well written and informative, however as I am not going to Guatemala until November, I can't say how accurate it is.Published 11 months ago by Helen Quinn
Excellent book on Guate. I've been there many times and this guide does a good job, with decent maps.Published 15 months ago by glenn hamburger
Decent book, but I found the Lonely Planet one more helpful overall. I wound up taking both on my trip since this one had a couple of good restaurant recommendations that were not... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Radioagony
Great book! Very informative, very current with the areas which I visited, and had lots of great tips.Published on August 21, 2014 by Taylor Baird
Seriously flawed - one hopes the next edition will understand how to be an ebook. The maps are low resolution (the map of Antigua is a great example). Read morePublished on August 16, 2014 by gnudung
Gave this to our granddaughter to prepare for a missions trip to Guatemala. She said that it was very helpful.Published on July 22, 2014 by Just Thinking
This book contains a whole array of interesting information for the reader. It is well written and will be great for anyone who wants to visit Guatemala.Published on May 2, 2014 by Carole Magnus