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Study Spanish, Why?

  • Study Spanish, why? For many this is a simple question. I want to learn Spanish because…my job requires it, I want to travel to Central America, Mexico, South America, Spain, I’m a teacher, doctor, nurse, truck driver, social worker and I need Spanish everyday, my customers are Spanish speakers…the list can go on and on.

    Spanish is the 4th most spoken language in the World, with close to 400 million native Spanish speakers. With these types of numbers speaking Spanish as a second language not only is important but in many cases is essential.

    Guatemala offers an amazing opportunity for anyone wanting to study Spanish while being immersed in the culture of a Spanish speaking country.  Guatemala also offers the best prices for one on one, private, individual, Spanish classes. For more information email or call us:USA +1 (956) 622-7977.


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Map of Xela

Street Map of Xela, Guatemala

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Street Map of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
Street Map of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

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Banking and Travel Insurance

Banking and Travel Insurance

Banks in Guatemala

Guatemala has a modern banking system with more than 25 banks regulated by the Bank of Guatemala (http://www.sib.gob.gt/).  ATMs are available in all large towns in Guatemala.  Using ATMs while traveling to take our local currency (Quetzal) is becoming more common.  Unless you are traveling to small villages you should be able to use your Debit/Credit card at local ATMs.  If you have trouble it is usually possible to go inside the bank and get help from the tellers.

Here is a short list of the larger Guatemalan Banks.

Banco Industrial (http://www.bi.com.gt/)
Banco Agromercantil   (http://www.bam.com.gt/)
BanRural (http://www.banrural.com.gt/)
Banco America Central (http://www.bac.net/)
Banco GyT  (http://www.gytcontinental.com.gt/)
Banco International (http://www.interbanco.com.gt/)

Opening a bank account in Guatemala is possible for foreigners IF you have a Guatemalan national to vouch for you. This is a new requirement started in 2011. You will need your passport, an electric or other utility bill from the place you live (it does not have to be in your name) and a local person to go with you to the bank and give you a personal reference.  The Guatemalan must have a DPI which is the national ID card.

Guatemalan banks offer accounts in US Dollars or Guatemalan Quetzals

Travel Insurance for trips to Guatemala

Insure my trip travel insurance
World Nomad Travel Insurance

While it is not a requirement it is a good idea to purchase travel insurance for your trip to Guatemala. Medical care is less expensive here in Guatemala than it is in most western countries but if you need emergency medical attention it can become expensive.

We recommend 2 different companies who offer low prices and excellent coverage: World Nomads or Insure My Trip.

They both offer Free online price quotes, sign up and payment. We have personally used both companies when we travel and have made claims with both companies. They have always paid on time without any problems or hassles. You really should consider buying travel insurance before you make your next trip.

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  • Tom & Mary Lingenfelter have helped 1000's of travelers over the years make their way to Guatemala. We want to help you too. Enjoy the site and feel free to contact us with questions..
  • email: tom@xelapages.com
    +502 7761-4396 (office)
    +502 5510-0558 (Cel/Whatsapp)
    +956 622-7977 (USA)
    4ta Calle 19-48, Zona 1
    Quetzaltenango, Guatemala