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Best Guatemala Sim Card For Tourist And How To Buy A Prepaid Sim Card in Guatemala (Updated 2022)

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We will write how to buy a Guatemala prepaid sim card and the best Guatemala sim card for tourists and how to buy a prepaid sim card in Guatemala. Click here to book online activities in Guatemala

You can buy the cheapest sim card in Guatemala with Tigo or Claro prepaid sim card Guatemala for 100 GTQ=$12 USD with 10 GB data with unlimited Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram valid for 30 days. Read here best Guatemala eSim

You can find the cheapest Guatemalan eSim with Airalo Guatemala eSim prepaid for $7 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). And for $21 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days.

Holafly Guatemala eSim for $42 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data valid for 15 days and you can activate with QR Code.

Read here how to get from Guatemala airport to Antigua, Guatemala airport to Lake Atitlan, Guatemala City to Xela, and Guatemala airport to city center.

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WHERE TO STAY IN GUATEMALA

A total of $10-20 USD would be the range of your budget for accommodation in Guatemala. There are hotels mid- budget for $40-60 USD and you can find luxury accommodation starting from $80 USD.

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GUATEMALA TOURIST SIM CARD AND PREPAID SIM CARD IN GUATEMALA

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First thing we have to say about Guatemala sim card data connection in Guatemala is great in the cities like Guatemala City and Antigua. There are a few places off the beaten path like mountains, beaches and forest where the connection will be weak.

Obviously the best thing you can do to connect online is getting a prepaid sim card in Guatemala. It will be efficient and it will allow you to connect anytime. We recommend you to get outside the airport when getting to the city in an official phone shop.

There are 3 main phone operators in Guatemala: Tigo, Claro, and Movistar.. The fastest speed is Tigo with the best geographical coverage. It’s better to have both if you are depending on internet for your work.

You can find the cheapest Guatemala eSim with Airalo Guatemala eSim prepaid for $7 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). And for $21 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days.

Holafly Guatemala eSim for $42 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data valid for 15 days and you can activate with QR Code.

BUYING GUATEMALA PREPAID SIM CARD AIRPORT

Buying a Guatemala sim card airport is simple and easy. You can get your sim card in La Aurora International Airport. This option it will be more expensive but it’s great especially if you are heading outside the city to the beach.

If you aren’t in a hurry you can wait until get to the city to get your Guatemala prepaid card. There are kiosks and phone shops where to buy your Guatemala tourist sim card in Guatemala City and Antigua too.

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WHERE TO GET YOUR GUATEMALA TOURIST SIM CARD

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You can get your Guatemala sim card at Guatemala airport and phone shops in the cities. There are phone kiosks and local shops willing to sell a Guatemala prepaid sim card. Just make sure that you present your foreign passport.

If you are getting to Guatemala by bus from Mexico or Honduras you can also get your Guatemala tourist sim card in the Bus Station or around in kiosks and street sellers.

BEST PREPAID SIM CARD GUATEMALA COMPARISON

We will focus in this prepaid sim card Guatemala with Tigo the most popular one in the country. We will tell you about Claro and Movistar the second and third largest in Guatemala. And we will mention about Tuenti with great packages too.

Tigo Guatemala Sim Card

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Tigo Guatemala sim card is the largest phone operator in the country and the most reliable talking about coverage. Check here prices and packages in Tigo website!

You can get a Tigo prepaid sim card Guatemala for 50 GTQ=$6 USD with 25 GTQ credit and 200 MB data. 

Also for 30 GTQ with 3.3 GB data valid for 7 days. If you prefer 15 days prices are 50 GTQ with 5 GB data. And for 100 GTQ which is $12 USD with 10 GB data. For all these packages 7 and 30 days including unlimited Facebook and Whatsapp.

Claro Guatemala Sim Card

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Claro Guatemala sim card is the second largest phone operator in the country a great option if you stay in big cities like Guatemala City and Antigua. Check here prices and packages in Claro website!

You can get a Claro prepaid sim card Guatemala for 25 GTQ=$3 USD coming with 150 MB data, 30 local sms and 30 GTQ in credit. Plus the first time that you top up they will give you 4 times. Let’s say you top up 20 GTQ you will get 80 GTQ.

You can get these data packages with Claro prepaid sim card Guatemala for 30 GTQ=$4 USD with 4 GB data valid for 7 days. For 50 GTQ=$6 USD with 6 GB data valid for 15 days with unlimited Whatsapp and Facebook.

If you want 30 days with Claro prepaid sim card Guatemala for 100 GTQ=$12 USD with 10 GB data with unlimited Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram.

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Movistar Guatemala Sim Card

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Movistar Guatemala sim card is the third largest phone operator with the best prices and packages. A prepaid sim card Movistar Guatemala costs 30 GTQ with 250 MB data and 20 minutes calls to the United States.

You can get with Movistar Guatemala prepaid sim card for 30 GTQ with 1 GB data valid 7 days. If you prefer for 30 days you will get for 100 GTQ with 8 GB data.

Tuenti Guatemala Sim Card

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Tuenti Guatemala sim card uses Movistar network so it’s also weak compared with Claro and Tigo. Tuenti sim cards are free in the stands in the mall.

You can top up 50 GTQ with 1.5 GB data and 75 minutes, 75 GTQ with 3 GB data and 100 minutes and 100 GTQ with 5 GB data and 125 minutes. All these packages are for 30 days with free Whatsapp.

If you only want data for 15 GTQ with 1 GB MB data valid 5 days and for 25 GTQ with 3 GB data valid 10 days.

GUATEMALA SIM CARD CONCLUSION (CHEAPEST SIM CARD GUATEMALA)

My Guatemala Prepaid Sim Card Conclusion is buying the cheapest sim card in Guatemala with Tigo or Claro prepaid sim card Guatemala for 100 GTQ=$12 USD with 10 GB data with unlimited Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram valid 30 days.

You can find the cheapest Guatemala eSim with Airalo Guatemala eSim prepaid for $7 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%). And for $21 USD with 3 GB data valid for 30 days.

Holafly Guatemala eSim for $42 USD if you use our code GAMINTRAVELER coming with 6 GB data valid for 15 days and you can activate with QR Code.

BEST TIME TO VISIT IN GUATEMALA

There are 2 season dry and wet season. Rainy season starts in May. The best time to visit Guatemala is from the months of November to April because it is the months of dry season. However, lots of tourists prefer to travel from January to March since it’s not peak season but it can be rainy for a few days.

Click here to know more about the weather in Guatemala

CASH IN GUATEMALA

Guatemala has its own currency called the Guatemalan Quetzal. A $1=7.49 GTQ. There are lots of ATM’s and exchange currency in many part of the country. And you have to know the dollars is very common and well-accepted in the country.

Click here to know more about the exchange rate of Guatemala.

FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN GUATEMALA

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Your daily food budget travel in Guatemala could be a total of $8-10 USD if you eat in local places. If you are in a budget you can go to the streets of Guatemala and find many available street food all around the country. You can buy Pupusa it is a thick corn tortillas with bean, cheese, cocked food, or combo and it will only cost you $1.50 USD. Rellenitos means alittle fillings, it is a plantains stuffed with refried black beans or sometimes cheese and it will only cost you $0.75 USD.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN GUATEMALA

A total of $10-20 USD would be the range of your budget for accommodation in Guatemala. There are hotels mid- budget for $40-60 USD and you can find luxury accommodation starting from $80 USD.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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