Zona Viva, Guatemala City

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Whether you visit Zona Viva during the daytime or nighttime, you will always find something to entertain you in the cosmopolitan neighborhood. Bars, hotels, and clubs crowd the sidewalks on every block, and large shopping malls provide the perfect opportunity to pick up souvenirs. Restaurants range from fast food to international fine dining, so it's easy to find a meal to suit your taste. Despite the development in this affluent area, you can still find lush parks tucked among the buildings. See Zona Viva and all Guatemala City has to offer by arranging your trip with our Guatemala City trip maker site .
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  • Hotel zone par excellence where there is nightlife in abundance. For those who like nightclubs, restaurants, multiculturalism, etc this is the right place. It stands out that there is enough security here more than in other areas of the city.
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  • Super accessible with two malls to choose one more remote and more fine and modern and other closer and cheaper and accessible at distance and price for being more ancient but in general the only safe area to walk and full of options to eat from fast food of burgers to gourmet cuisine, shame there is no pizza now with the departure of the legendary brand of that city in a well known pizza that I retired recently in area 10 and there is no pizza but yes many places fast food for breakfast with American coffee to the USA style for go and also there are options of type aborreterias affordable staple stores opposite or attached to every hotel and pharmacies also in case of emergency
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  • A sector is very miderno with restaurants, bars and trade in general. You can walk safely.
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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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