La Aurora International Airport, colloquially Aeropuerto Internacional La Aurora, is the primary airport serving Guatemala City in Guatemala. It is situated 6.4 km south of the city centre. The airport is owned by Ministerio de Comunicaciones, Infraestructura y Vivienda and operated by Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil. It resides at an elevation of 1,509 m / 4,951 ft.
What to see & do
Museo Popol Vuh
Museo Popol Vuh, or Popol Vuh Museum, is a Maya archaeology-Colonial art museum located in Guatemala City. It is housed on the campus of the Universidad Fransisco Marroquin in Zone 10. The museum contains one of the major collections of Maya art in the world, with its extensive collection of pre-Columbian and colonial art of the Maya culture. Some of its best known pieces are the funerary ceramic art and a variety of portable stone sculptures from the Preclassic period.
Parque Zoológico La Aurora
Parque Zoológico La Aurora, or La Aurora Zoo, is a zoological park that contains one of the largest gardens within the cities. The zoo is divided into three different areas, housing animals from Asia, America, and Africa.
Guatemala City Railway Museum
Guatemala City Railway Museum is housed in the former main railway station in Guatemala. Officially called Museo del Ferrocarril FEGUA, this museum features a collection of steam and diesel locomotives and passenger carriages. It is the place to get information on the historic development of the railways in the country.
Museo Nacional de Arqueología y Etnología
The National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology is a national museum of Guatemala. It is dedicated to Guatemala's history and cultural heritage through conservation of archaeological and ethnological artifacts and research. The museum features about 3,000 square metres of exhibition space and houses about 20,000 archaeological artefacts and 5,000 ethnological items.
How to get around within Guatemala
Guatemala City is divided into 21 zones. The most notable ones are Zona 1, the old historic centre, Zona 4, which contains many of the official buildings; Zona 10, which contains majority of the upscale hotels; restaurants; and shopping facilities.
The most common method of getting around is by taxi or by bus. Several kinds of buses are available, like the Transmetro, Trans urbano, and regular Red city buses. There are different types of taxis too: the ones with a metre, and the ones that don't. For the latter, you will need to negotiate with the driver and agree on a price before starting your journey. Riding taxis without metres is only recommended if you have ridden to and from the same locations on a metred taxi before and have a general idea of how much the trip would normally cost. Metered taxis are yellow, and they cannot be hailed off the street. You will need to call 1766 for their services. The unmetered taxis are white.
How to get there
La Aurora International Airport is served only by a few airlines. These are Aerolíneas Sosa, Aeroméxico, American Airlines, Avianca, Avianca Costa Rica, Avianca El Salvador, Avianca Guatemala, Copa Airlines, Copa Airlines Colombia, CM Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Iberia, Interjet, Spiriit Airlines, Transportes Aereos Guatemaltecos, United Airlines, Veca Airlines, and Volaris. There are flights to Guatemala City through La Aurora International Airport from Mxico City, Dallas, Miami, Los Angeles, San Salvador, Atlanta, New York, Madrid, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, San Salvador, Washington, and a few others.
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