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Renting an Alamo hire car to pick up in Guatemala is hassle-free, and you have the opportunity to select a model to meet you and your family or party's needs. It's the most convenient and economical way to travel while you are enjoying your holiday.
With stunning Mayan ruins, amazing places to go diving, and a remarkable variety of beautiful landscapes, Guatemala is one of the most exciting countries to visit in the Americas. Much effort has gone into improving its roads in recent years, so now car hire is a practical option for those keen to discover it for themselves. Explore the historic city of Antigua, sprawled beneath three mighty volcanoes. Drive down the Caribbean coast to find secluded beaches or head for the Pacific to watch spectacular sunsets and swim with dolphins. Whatever you choose, when your trip comes to an end, you'll still want more.
Guatemala has two international airports, La Aurora (serving Guatemala City) and Mundo Maya (serving Flores), so most visitors enter through the cities, but many of the most interesting things going on in the country happen in villages and rural areas. Drive up to El Biotopo del Quetzal and explore the forest, then visit the bizarre and beautiful Lanquin Caves nearby. See the amazing natural limestone bridge of Semuc Champey and swim in the turquoise pools that dot the area. Travel to Tikal in the heart of the jungle to explore the ancient pyramid temples and learn about how they were used. Or visit at Easter and join in the celebrations in any number of villages, where you can watch fantastic parades.
Although road surfaces are much better these days and most roads have reflectors, if not always actual lights, drivers still need to exercise caution because animals often wander onto the roads or, in remote places, are even herded along them. Some of the more exciting routes involve rough conditions, so it's a good idea to choose a rugged vehicle from your car rental provider, if you want to explore them. It's also wise to carry spare petrol and emergency supplies of food and water if driving in remote areas. Seatbelts are mandatory.
Guatemalans drive on the right hand side of the road. Although their driving habits can take a little getting used to, they're generally very safe and once you've adjusted, you'll find this an easy country in which to drive.