Is Guatemala safe?

Despite having a reputation for crime, Guatemala is generally safe to visit. We’ve all read about the scams, petty crime, robberies, gang violence, and even volcanic eruptions which have caused widespread displacement and death. Unfortunately, the media and governments do not always paint an accurate picture of what it’s like to visit this developing nation. As tourism is one of the driving forces in the country, it is unlikely you will experience any form of violence during your She Walks the Walk G’WA. Both Antigua and Lake Atitlán are considered very safe to visit; so much so that my parents bought a little home in a neighbouring rural village some 15 years ago. Like any travel, the most important thing to be mindful of is your surroundings, and we do not recommend any kind of flaunting of wealth.

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