Rental companies may charge extra for drivers aged under 25, normally payable when you pick up your car. Age restrictions may apply in certain locations. Check the rental company's website before booking.

Car Hire in Guatemala City

Car Hire in Guatemala City

Whether you are visiting for business or pleasure, you can arrange a car rental in Guatemala City. You can also reserve a car for rental to be picked up when you arrive at La Aurora International Airport (GUA).

Available car types include economy, compact, 4X4, SUV and convertibles. Different makes and models may vary in advanced features, such as updated safety features. Keep in mind the tropical climate of your destination when choosing your rental car’s cooling system.

Car Hire at Guatemala City Airport

The main airport in Guatemala City, La Aurora International Airport (GUA), is south of the centre of the city. It is one of the busiest airports in Central America. Providers of car rental in Guatemala City include Budget, Hertz, Hertz Guatemala Rent A Car, National Car Rental, Access Car Rental, Payless Car Rental and many other companies based in Guatemala City.

Planning to rent a car at Guatemala City Airport is a good way to save time and money on busy public transportation. Guatemala Car Rent offers deals when you visit to reserve the car. The process to rent a car in Guatemala City should start by booking a rental car with your hotel to ensure a smooth vacation or business trip.

Driving in Guatemala City

Front seat belts are required to be worn at all times. Passengers in the back are encouraged to wear seat belts. You should expect your hire car in Guatemala City to have seat belts for all passengers. The speed limit on the open road is about 50 miles per hour and about 68 miles per hour on highways. Ask the company for your car hire in Guatemala City specific questions about road safety to avoid penalties.

Use your hire car in Guatemala City to see nearby sights. Mixco Viejo is the site of 12th-century Mayan ruins. It is about a half-hour drive, or 36 miles, north of the city. Southwest of the city lies the country’s most active volcano, Pacaya Volcano. Visitors can hike up to the top for a close look at the volcano. In the city, visit one of the many museums or go shopping. Mercado Central offers a unique underground shopping experience. For those seeking lively nightlife in a cosmopolitan area, a visit to the Zona Viva part of the city is suggested.

Parking in Guatemala City

There are many wilderness attractions, like the National Park, that have designated car parking. Other destinations offer paid parking (a very popular choice in select areas) or free public parking. You don’t have to worry about finding a parking space for your hire car in Guatemala City. There are many options available.

Where to Go and What to See in Guatemala City

Whether you're on a business trip or a short break, make time early in your trip itinerary to stop by the Street Market in Antigua, Guatemala, for soup samples, healthy snacks and handmade souvenirs for a bargain price. When you rent a car in Guatemala City, you can buy everything you need in one giant, bustling place. Also in Antigua, schedule a private morning or afternoon coffee tour with a local farmer. You will learn how coffee beans are harvested and processed.

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