Drinks In Guatemala: 16 Best Guatemalan Beverages And Non Alcoholic Guatemalan Drinks

Last updated on August 24th, 2021 at 10:58 pm

We will write about drinks in Guatemala with the best Guatemalan beverages. There are also non alcoholic Guatemalan drinks like coffee that are a must to try in Guatemala. Also our favorite beers in Guatemala. Read here the best food in Guatemala and what to wear in Guatemala.

Apart from what to drink in Guatemala the prices on average a coffee can cost $2 USD, a beer and wine $2-3 USD and for dinks like cocktails expect to pay around $4-5 USD depending how fancy is the bar and the restaurant in Guatemala.

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Drinks in Guatemala And Best Guatemalan Drinks

Beers in Guatemala

1. GALLO BEER

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Gallo Beer is my favorite in the list of Guatemalan drinks. Gallo beer is the most popular beer in Guatemala. It has become a part of Guatemalan everyday lives. I really love the balanced taste. The beer has sweet aroma with malty taste on it that I can’t get enough. Prices are around $2-3 USD.

2. Moza Beer

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Moza Beer is a dark beer and I loved it. You can’t find everywhere in Guatemala but in most of the places in Guatemala City and touristic places like Panajachel and Antigua I found Moza beer. Moza beer is from Gallo company a different option in the beers in Guatemala. Prices are around $3 USD.

3. Cabro Beer

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Cabro Beer is similar taste than Gallo but little bit stronger. Cabro beer isn’t easy to find in Guatemala and I only found in Antigua and Guatemala City. If you ask me Gallo is my favorite in the list of beers in Guatemala. And especially if we compare to Cabro beer but for sure if you have the opportunity taste both of them. Prices are around $2-3 USD.

4. Zacapa Centenario Rum

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Zacapa Centenario Rum is the most popular in Guatemala. You can drink Zacapa Centenario is usually drunk mixed with coke and ice, as a shot or rum punch. Zacapa Centenario is recognized abroad and it has International Awards!

5. Quetzalteca

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Quetzalteca is an aguardiente and be careful because is strong liquor 30-60% alcohol. You can drink mixed with juice and ice or as shot. You can get Quezalteca small bottles for $2 USD in the stores.

6. Ponche

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Ponche is a popular drink in Guatemala for Christmas. Ponche is a fruit punch and locals drink in the evening with family and friends in Christmas. You boil the fruits and it’s also added cinnamon and sugar. The fruits depending on the season could be pineapple, apples, coconut and a few more. You can add some rum!

7. Cusha

Cusha is a home brewed spirit made of corn. Cusha is have been using for rituals and celebrations. and has been for thousands of years. Be careful because cusha is so strong!

8. Picosita in Guatemala

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Picosita in Guatemala for your hangover cure. Picosita in Guatemala is a mixed of ingredients like onion, jalapeno, jalapeño with vinegar and salt to add inside a Gallo Beer.

Non Alcoholic Drinks in Guatemala

9. GUATEMALAN COFFEE

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The Guatemalan Coffee is famous because of its mild but balanced flavor. Also, the coffee’s flavor varies from region to region because of the growing conditions. Most coffees will taste bittersweet but others could taste like fruits. The most popular coffee to try for tourists is the Guatemalan Antiguan Coffee. It tastes heavily sweet but fully flavored.

10. AGUA DE TAMARINDO

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Agua de Tamarindo and Agua de Jamaica are typical and popular juices in Guatemala. It’s mixed with water and sugar and you will find them as street food. I love them Guatemalan drinks are so refreshing and delicious!

11. ATOL DE ELOTE

Atol de elote is a drink is very thick, it is made from corn. As Guatemalan drinks is very popular.

12. COCONUT WATER

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Coconut Water is a must in a tropical country when relaxing in the beach you can’t miss your coconut. You can get them from street sellers for $3 USD.

13. BATIDOS (SMOOTHIES)

Batidos (Smoothies) is a drink made with the seasonal fruit mixed with powder milk. Smoothies are made with milk instead of water. Choose your favorite seasonal fruit like mango, banana and papaya. All of them are delicious and prices are around $2-3 USD.

14. REFRESCOS

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Refrescos of natural fruits you can find everywhere in Costa Rica and different flavors: Tamarindo, Cebada, Cacao, Strawberry, Papaya. So sweet and you can find them cold and for $1 USD.

15. Lemonade With Soda

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Lemonade with soda and also called limonada con soda in Guatemala. Lime juice (or squeeze fresh lemon) with soda is so refreshing with sugar added. You will see people sell in the streets in plastic bags with a straw for takeaway. Prices are around $1 USD.

16. Horchata

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Horchata is popular in Guatemala and Latin America. Horchata is a rice drink with milk, vanilla, sugar and cinnamon. Horchata is so refreshing and we also have it in Spain.

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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Hope you liked our drinks in Guatemala. What do you prefer beers in Guatemala or non alcoholic drinks in Guatemala? Let us know in the comments below if we are missing something and your favorite Guatemalan drinks.

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