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Guatemala City

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The largest city in Central America and the country's capital, Guatemala City contains historic sights and modern businesses. Though troubled by inequality, pollution, and crime, the city certainly possesses areas of interest, such as historic sites, town squares, and ancient markets, and stands at the crux of contemporary debates about development and governance in Guatemala. Tourism in Guatemala city has been growing in recent years amid efforts to regenerate certain districts. Home to many of the country's main museums and cultural venues, a number of visitors arrive in the city to learn about the nation and its people before heading out into the wilderness and exploring Guatemala's natural heritage and remote indigenous towns. Guatemala City is in Guatemala Department. Plan the details of your Guatemala City holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use Guatemala online trip maker .
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Where to stay in Guatemala City

For easy access to the historical highlights of Guatemala City, many travelers choose to stay in the old, central district of Zona 1. While plenty of budget hostels and hotels in this area offer decent rooms, some visitors refrain from this part of the city due to its unfortunate reputation for theft and gun crime, especially at night. You'll find safer areas farther south--in Zona 9 and 10--where you can choose from a much wider selection of high-end hotels, while also enjoying proximity to the airport, the metro, and Guatemala City's best nightlife.
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