for general safety, though Guate has taken a beating for some years
according to U.S. Gov't travel advisory and so forth. For the most
part the people in this country are passive, and very open to travelers
and tourist, with tourism actually standing out over the last several
years as the country's leading industry. Just as anywhere in the
world that is a tourist attraction, from time to time someone will
be the victim of petty theft, and as every where someone will go
where they should not and get themselves mugged, or start a fight
in a back alley doing something stupid like looking for drugs and
get themselves beat to shit or even shot. What's New?
What to expect
For quality sex the girls are as good as anywhere. They are in the
business, on the upper end, the private escorts, and show club girls,
because they are very attractive Latin and Caribbean honey's and
enjoy their work. Some, as women everywhere, have more fire than
Massage Parlor: You sit down in a nice living room and girls
come out, sit down with you, and cuddle up. This old guy brings
you a drink. If you don't stay, its Q20 for the drink, if you stay,
the drink is on the house. These girls are THE BEST. They come from
Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador, and Nicaragua and they are beautiful.
Two girls will cost between $150-180.
The back alley brothels are a different story. There is at least
one of these places in every shit hole little village, with a curtain
for a door, where men sit around drinking cheap liquor with mostly
fat, ugly, pregnant chicks stuffed into spandex, spitting on the
floor. It's a real Billy the kid sort of Mexican whore house scene
where the girls are working to pay off family debts, hooked on drugs
or booze, and only trying to sell over priced hot beer. It can be
a very exciting experience if you really want to have a story to
tell, but it ain't about getting laid.....it's about saying "been
there, done that." Of course it takes all kinds and some people
go for that sort of thing. The point being this country, Guatemala,
has it all for sex and adventure from the top rung of first class
to the bottom of third world. As a whole the country is incredibly
beautiful, the weather is perfect, the babes are young and hot,
and the people are kind.
come in all shapes and sizes. If you stick to the better clubs (more
money) you are will see some quality stuff. These girls are hot and
passionate as many Latins are. Women's Lib is outlawed here. They
love to be treated as a lady and pampered. Guat women on the whole
are not real big breasted.
For quality sex the girls are as good as anywhere. They are in the
business, on the upper end, the private escorts, and show club girls,
because they are very attractive Latin and Caribbean honey's and enjoy
their work. Some, as women everywhere, have more fire than others.
Prices are very cheap (as anything else in Guatemala!),
they vary from US$10 to US$90 - but whores will charge you for every
hour (or every time you get off, whatever is first...). Be careful
with the drinks there - they are very expensive when purchased for
the whores (who will keep asking for one all night long!).
Don't use drugs in GT. There are strict penalties for this
activity. Don't carry a gun or knife. You don't need them. Hire a
good cab driver to take you around even the worst parts of town. Nobody
will bother you as long as you are just looking for sex. You can get
as drunk as you want, but don't even ask for drugs--this shit can
get you killed or locked up in some very nasty places.
Don't bring or wear any valuable jewelry or imitations and carry only
the amount of money you'll need for each day always in your money
belt never in hand bags. At night don't walk if you don't know the
area, take a taxi and always ask about places to avoid. Never try
to pick up or to take pictures of children without the parents permission
The dry season,
December through April, is the best time to visit Guatemala. Along
with summer holidays, however, this is also the busiest time. Although
the rain may restrict some activities during the wet season, it's
still worthwhile planning your trip for this time of year, particularly
as you'll be more likely to pick up accommodation bargains. If you're
planning to be in the area around Easter, try to be in Guatemala
for Semana Santa (Holy Week), the highlight of the country's festival
A member writes: Guatemala City, with its high elevation can be
cold. December, January, and part of February are the coldest months
of year, and the temperature in the capital gets down to 8 degrees
centigrade at night.. Daytimes are clear and sunny.
(New Years Day)
January 6 (Epiphany)
May 1 (Labor Day)
June 30 (Anniversary of the Revolution)
August 15 (Assumption, Guatemala City only)
15 (Independence Day)
October 12 (Columbus Day)
October 20 (Revolution Day)
November 1 (All Saints Day)
December 24-25 (Christmas)
December 31 (New Years Eve)
international airlines fly into Guatemala City and Flores. Most
flights to the country pass through the North American hub cities
of Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Houston, Mexico City or Miami.
The departure tax is $30. Best flights are American airlines and
Taca. American flies non-stop from Miami and Dallas I usually get
a round trip with American from LA for $464. Check out the Travel
Section for the latest airfares
Always try to travel light. If you do, you can move more
quickly and will be more likely to have a free hand. You will also
be less tired and less likely to set your luggage down, leaving it
Carry the minimum
amount of valuables.
Plan a place or places to conceal your valuables. Your passport,
cash and credit cards are most secure when locked in a hotel safe.
When you have to carry them on your person, you may wish to conceal
them in several places rather than putting them all in one wallet
or pouch. Avoid hand bags, fanny packs and outside
pockets which are easy targets for thieves. Inside pockets and a sturdy
shoulder bag with the strap worn across your chest are somewhat safer.
One of the safest places to carry valuables is in a pouch or money
belt worn under your clothing.
If you wear glasses, pack an extra pair. Bring them and any medicines
you need in your carryon luggage.
Bring VISA travelers checks and one or two major credit/debit cards
(VISA are better) instead of much cash.
Pack an extra set of passport photos along with a photocopy of your
passport information page to make replacement of your passport easier
in the event it is lost or stolen.
Make two photocopies of your passport identification page, airline
tickets, drivers license and the credit cards that you plan to bring
with you. Leave one photocopy of this data with family or friends
at home; pack the other in a place separate from where you carry your
Put your name, address and telephone numbers inside and outside of
each piece of luggage. Use covered luggage tags to avoid casual observation
of your identity or nationality and if possible, lock your luggage.
Consider getting a telephone calling card. It is a convenient way
of keeping in touch. If you have one from your country, verify that
you can use it from Guatemala. Write the access numbers from Guatemala,
usually U.S. operators are not easy to reach or are not totally free
from Guatemala when you are using a pre pay calling card, only SPRINT
and ATT work easy in Guatemala.
Leave a copy of your itinerary with family or friends at home in case
they need to contact you in an emergency and use a web based e-mail,
there is INTERNET cafes everywhere in Guatemala.
a copy of the serial numbers of your travelers checks with a friend
or relative at home. Carry your copy with you in a separate place
and, as you cash the checks, cross them off the list.
Learn The Language
Learn a few phrases in the local language so you can signal your need
for help, the police, or a doctor. Make a note of emergency telephone
numbers you may need: police, fire, your hotel, and your country nearest
embassy or consulate.
|Passports and Visas
Canadian and American citizens traveling to Guatemala do
not require visas.
US Embassy Consulate: Avenida La Reforma 7-01 in Zone 10, Guatemala
City. Telephone: (502) 331-1541.
Canadian Embassy Consulate: 13 Calle 8-44, Zona 10, Edyma Plaza, 8th
floor, Guatemala City. Telephone: (502) 333-6102
To avoid problems when passing through customs, keep
medicines in their original, labeled containers. Bring a copy of
your prescriptions and the generic names for the drugs. If a medication
is unusual or contains narcotics, carry a letter from your doctor
attesting to your need to take the drug. If you have any doubt about
the legality of carrying a certain drug into a country, consult
the embassy or consulate first.
changing is a big business in GT. Where is the best place to get your
dollars into Q's? That depends on the time of the day, the exchange
rate you want and the volume of the transaction. The street will give
you the best rate, but it is riskier--you could get robbed, tricked,
shortchanged, etc. The bank is a hassle--passports, metal detectors,
etc. The private banks only deal in large amounts. The hotels offer
low rates. Whatever you do, don't deal for sex with US dollars. The
whorehouses offer the lowest rates in town and usually try to rip
off gringos. The best thing is to get your Q's then go shopping for
sex. Only take enough to pay for the cap driver, the screwing and
some police tips. Don't flash your money to anyone, even the whore.
They are all starving for quick cash. Although 99% of all GT people
are honest, you may run into the 1% more often when you are buying
US dollars or travelers check are the best currency to bring to Guatemala,
and can be easily exchanged at banks or moneychangers. Credit cards
are accepted at larger hotels, and cash advances are available at
banks. ATM machines are common in the cities, but not elsewhere.
Always change money at bank or hotel. Never on the streets. There
is a bank at the airport that is open at the time the planes comes
and leave, also a ATM machine that sells Quetzals or US Dollars can
be find at the airport. Is a good idea to bring US$1 bills for tips
Banks are open 8:30 to 6 pm weekdays and until 1 pm on Saturdays.
Visa, Master Card. American Express in larger establishments.
Midrange: US$30-60 Top-end: US$60 and upwards.
10% is expected in larger establishments. In smaller
restaurants tipping is optional.
|Airport to Lodging
They are cheap. Don't pay more than $7 (35 quetzals) to get from
the airport to Zone 10.
The safest mode of operation
is to hire a taxi driver from one of the large hotels, get to know
him. Hire him for the night to accompany you around to the various
spots. He will park his car and go in with you--while you buy him
a drink, of course. This situation avoids a lot of the trouble tourists
get into--local police shake downs, military roadblocks, local thugs.
Taxis are generally not stopped in the road blocks by the local authorities
looking for tips or stolen cars or both. After about four or five
of this trips, buy the cab driver a girl as a bonus for his help.
US$5-30 Midrange: US$30-60 Top-end: US$60 and upwards. The best hotels
in Zona 10 run about 65-120 a night. If you want a large suite, go
with Radissons Via Magna. For more upscale, there's a Camino Real.
Also the Stoefella is fine. In Zone 1 you can get rooms for $20-35
but the area is a bit rough.
Zona 1, $50USD per night. A very dangerous area to be in, especially
at night. The Ritz is OK if you need to stay in Zone 1.
San Mari Apart Hotel
12 Calle "A", 3-38, Zone 1. Tel: (502)253-1474, 253-1537,
232-2294.. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nice, clean room with kitchenette (sink,frig,toaster oven and 2-burner
hotplate), cable TV, phone, large safe in the closet with digital
combination you select yourself and queen-size bed. Fan but no air-conditioning.
Security guard 24/7 and a gated entrance. Also, there is a gated driveway
so you can drive in and park your car. The owners name is Roberto.
Lived in Jersey for many years and speaks English. There is no problem
bringing in chicas and no extra charge but if she stays overnight
there may be one. Mastercard won't work here. Close to shopping, restaurants,
Central Park, Marketplace, etc. $30-45 a night. No party animals allowed
here. Lots of families stay here. The Parque Central and Mercado Central
are close by.
Ramada Conquistador Hotel
Via 5 4-68. Guatemala City, 01004. Phone: 502-3-31-22-22. Fax:
13 -22 Zona 10. Guatemala City. Tel:
+502 332 2555. Fax: +502 332 2567.
You drive up to them and they have a garage you
drive into. The bedrooms are upstairs. There's a window where you
go to and pay for drinks, food or whatever else you need. These little
love shacks are safe, clean and very reasonably priced. Many Guat
men use these places to spend some time with their girlfriends they
have on the side. Take enough money as they lock you in these places.
food shares some similarities with Mexican cuisine, as both rely heavily
on corn and beans, but there are many unique Guatemalan dishes. Subanik,
a highly spiced dish made from chicken, beef, or pork, and jocon,
chicken in green tomato sauce, are two local favorites. Beer is popular
all over the country. Drink only bottled beverages.
Oddly, Chinese restaurants are unusually abundant, are inexpensive
and are often very authentic. Guatemalan coffee is world famous. In
the larger cities a rich grade is served. In the countryside, however,
the drink will be a little watered down and not be as tasty. "Gallo"
is a light beer that is popular with visitors but "Moza"
is, a darker beer, preferred by the locals. Beware of something called
"Quetzalteca" which is a real "firewater" that
comes in a deceptively tiny bottle. With the profusion of sugar cane,
rum is found everywhere and is usually quite good.
US$2-5 Mid-range: US$5-15 Top-end: US$15 and upwards.
The food is good and cheap.
Los Sanchez Steak House
Great steakhouse. $12 USD.
water you will find in hotels, in general in the Capital and departmental
capital, is safe. But due to your particular micro flora we strongly
recommend you to drink bottled water only.
Words and Phrases
por sexo: How Much to fuck?
Sin perservativo: Without a rubber
Yaaaa: Stop already
Me duelle: That hurts
Que rico: That feels good
Mameme: Suck me
Coheme: Fuck me
Hasta manana: All night or until tomorrow.
Quieres bilar: Do you want to dance?
Vamos a la playa: Let's go to the beach
Suave: Softly, gently
Mas duro: Harder, do it more, with more force.
Tu Sales?: Do you go out?--sex for money?
Regla: Her period.
Safety on the Streets
Use the same common sense traveling overseas that you would at home.
Be especially cautious in or avoid areas where you are likely to be
victimized. These include crowded markets, bus stations, elevators,
tourist sites, festivals and marginal areas of cities.
Not Travel By Night
If you are coming to Guatemala airport after 5:30 PM do not drive
to Antigua, stay at Guatemala city, the same if you are taking a plane
that leaves early in the morning and you want to take a early drive
to the airport from Antigua....this is NOT a good idea since the sun
comes out at 6AM. You better stay the night before in Guatemala city.
Don't use short cuts, narrow alleys or poorly-lit streets. Try not
to travel alone at night and use a taxi after dark.
public demonstrations and other civil disturbances. Keep a low profile
and avoid loud conversations or arguments. Do not discuss travel plans
or other personal matters with strangers. Avoid scam artists. Beware
of strangers who approach you, offering bargains or to be your guide.
Beware of pickpockets. They often have an accomplice who will
jostle you, ask you for directions or the time, point to something
spilled on your clothing, or distract you by creating a disturbance.
A child or even a woman carrying a baby can be a pickpocket. Beware
of groups of vagrant children who create a distraction while picking
your pocket. Never leave your personal belongings unattended specially
in the airport, hotel lobbies, markets or restaurants.
If you are confronted, don't fight back. Give up your valuables.
Your money and passport can be replaced, but you cannot.
Use only the authorized taxis, those clearly identified and take note
of their number just in case you forget something. Or better, use
our Posada Belen special safe airport pick up service ($10 to $15).
Always try to carry a legalized photocopy of your passport, showing
your photograph and the date you entered the country. Leave the original
in the safety deposit box of the hotel and try to register it at your
Keep your airline ticket, important documents (better yet leave them
at your hotel's safe box during all your trip, is VERY expensive to
solve a loss ticket problem, get a photocopy or better buy a electronic
ticket trough INTERNET here), leave extra cash and travel checks in
the hotel safety box and only carry them in a travel belt or chest
safety bag NEVER in a hand bag or your luggage, big travel checks
($500+) or NON US money are VERY difficult to change. Write the numbers
of your travel checks (VISA brand Travel Checks and Credit Cards are
better accepted) bring the original purchase receipt and credit cards
in a separate safe place along with the important phone numbers to
be used in case of losses. About 10% of the luggage may also get delay
for a day or two so is a good idea to have a hand bag with some spare.
Always change money at bank or hotel. Never on the streets. There
is a bank at the airport that is usually open at the time the planes
comes and leaves, also a ATM machine that sells Quetzals or US Dollars
can be find at the airport. Is a very good idea to bring several 1$US
bills for tips and taxis. (The last ones never have change and they
may usually suggest you hotels where they get the biggest commission,
so always check the Posada Belen before you believe them)
Don't bring or wear any valuable jewelry or imitations and carry only
the amount of money you'll need for each day, always in your money
belt never in hand bags. At night don't walk if you don't know the
area, take a taxi and always ask first about places to avoid.
Don't use drugs in GT. There are strict penalties for this activity.
Watch out for pickpockets and purse-snatchers in all major cities
and tourist sites, especially the central market and other parts of
Zone 1 in Guatemala City. In 2001, criminals have sprayed mustard
on their victim's clothes and then attempted to rob them as they "helped"
clean up the mess. The lower numbered Zone areas have the most crime.
security is an important concern. The U.S. Embassy does not allow
Peace Corps volunteers to stay in hotels in Zone 1 and urges private
travelers to avoid lodging in this area.
Avoid low-priced intercity buses (recycled U.S. school buses known
as "chicken buses"), which are a haven for criminals and
susceptible to accidents. Use modern intercity buses instead.
Do not hail taxis on the street, but use dispatched taxis or taxis
from major hotels.
Try to avoid local buses in Guatemala City. They are overcrowded and
Be alert for carjackers. Expensive sport utility vehicles have been
targets on open roads, while Japanese sedans and pickups appear to
be more at risk in the cities.
full range of medical care is available in Guatemala City, but medical
care outside the city is limited. Guatemala's public hospitals have
experienced serious shortages of basic medicines and equipment. Care
in private hospitals is generally adequate for most common illnesses
The Department of State strongly urges Americans to consult with
their medical insurance company prior to traveling abroad to confirm
whether their policy applies overseas and whether it will cover emergency
expenses such as a medical evacuation. U.S. medical insurance plans
seldom cover health costs incurred outside the United States unless
supplemental coverage is purchased. Further, U.S. Medicare and Medicaid
programs do not provide payment for medical services outside the United
States. However, many travel agents and private companies offer insurance
plans that will cover health care expenses incurred overseas including
emergency services such as medical evacuations.
making a decision regarding health insurance, Americans should consider
that many foreign doctors and hospitals require payment in cash prior
to providing service and that a medical evacuation to the U.S. may
cost well in excess of $50,000. Uninsured travelers who require medical
care overseas often face extreme difficulties. When consulting with
your insurer prior to your trip, ascertain whether payment will be
made to the overseas healthcare provider or whether you will be reimbursed
later for expenses you incur. Some insurance policies also include
coverage for psychiatric treatment and for disposition of remains
in the event of death.
Gran Centro Los Próceres, zona 10,
Local 117 Abajo de El Duende
Tel: 502 3328027
5 Avenida & 16 Calle Zona 10
Tel: (502) 337-4060
Hotel Holiday Inn La Av. 13-22 Zona 10.
Tikal Futura Complex 2nd level
Tel: (502) 440-2739
Internet Vista Hermosa
2 calle 18-80 zona 15
Super Centro Vista Hermosa Local #9
Tel: (502) 369-6463
International country code: 
Selected city codes: Guatemala
City (2), All other cities (9)
Dialing Guatemala from Overseas
To dial Guatemala from overseas, begin with your country's international
dialing code, then 502 (the country code for Guatemala), then the
city code, and finally the number. If you were dialing Guatemala City
from the United States, for example, you would begin with 011, then
502, then 2 (the city code for Guatemala City), and finally the number
of the person or office you were trying to reach.
International Operator (English)
Local International Operator 171
Long Distance Operator 91
Guatemalan Operator (Spanish) 121
Information (Spanish) 124
All numbers should now have seven digits.
Long Distance Calls
There are no area codes with which to contend in Guatemala.
Guatel runs the telephone system here, providing telecommunications
offices in all towns for domestic and international calls. Once you
announce your call along with pertinent information to the operator,
wait for the clerk to announce your name and direct you to a booth.
Pay upon exiting and expect large sums, sometimes up to US$25 for
three minutes. However, hotels may plunge the dagger even further,
with a possible 400 percent surcharge! Furthermore, the hotel operator
may block efforts to reach the access number of one of the other long
distance companies. An international operator may assist more readily;
but if not, you can attempt to call your phone company directly. If
all else fails, go to a pay phone. To call direct, dial 00 + country
code + area code + number. Rates fall between 7p.m. and 7a.m. daily.
AT&T Direct phones exist
at the airport and the Guatel office in Guatemala City. At other phones
U.S. AT&T 190
U.S. MCI 189
U.S. Sprint 195
AT&T reminds callers that
public phones require local coin payment through the call duration.
Known as telefono monedero, public phones are few and far between,
even in main towns. Those that do exist accept 10, 15 or 25-centavo
coins. As unbelievable as it may sound, in this instance calling from
a hotel is recommended even with a 400 percent surcharge due to a
lack of better alternatives. Collect calls are possible from some
public phones in the major towns, but only to Central America, Mexico,
and the U.S.
Cellular users should be advised that Guatemala service runs on a
NAMPS (narrowband analogue) system and operates in the 800MHz band.
Comnicaciones Celulares operates the cellular service.
Faxes are prevalent, but the
phone system still does not support them and they can be unreliable.
It is best to call ahead and tell the person that you are sending
There are three venues of having and getting
sex in Guatemala.
The chicas that go to the discos dress to impress and love to
They love when an American asks them to dance.
the strip action you get in the US, its pretty tame here when it comes
the wild sex shows. However you drink and touch them without having
a bouncer telling you stop touching the women. Once
you know which girl you want to have sit with you, ask the waiter
to ask the girl over for a drink. Drinks are about $5. Some of the
girls will just sit down next to you that you don't want to sit with.
They are usually the dogs in the place. You
can give the give the girl your hotel room number and ask her if she
wants to come by your hotel after work. You may have to offer her
some money and if she thinks you're a decent guy she may go with you.
Smiling helps alot here with the girls.
They are all over the city. They are really brothels/ bars in
disguise. You will have to hire a taxi driver to find them. They do
not have signs on the outside of them and you'd never know what was
going on inside from the looks of it outside the place. These places
are low pressure where the girls don't hussle you so much to get a
room. Its very low key. A girl runs about $35-50 for an hour and that
includes the room. All night may run you $90-120.
The age of consent in Guatemala
is 18 years old.
This place is an "old fashioned" whorehouse. Girls vary
from 6s to 9 and maybe a couple of 10s. Price are very cheap (as
anything else in Guatemala!), they vary from US$10 to US$90 - but
whores will charge you for every hour (or every time you get off,
whatever is first...). Be careful with the drinks there - they are
very expensive when purchased for the whores (who will keep asking
for one all night long!).
To find a massage parlor look
in the morning paper of the Prensa Libre.
You sit down in a nice living room and girls come out, sit down
with you, and cuddle up. This old guy brings you a drink. If you
don't stay, its Q20 for the drink, if you stay, the drink is on
the house. These girls are THE BEST. They come from Guatemala, Panama,
El Salvador, and Nicaragua and they are beautiful. Two girls will
cost between $150-180.
near ""El Trebol." It looks like a regular house,
but with the telltale red bulb outside. Armed guards outside the
place. As you go inside there are several couches where you could
lounge around, a bar, etc. There you can talk to the girls.
A man will ask you what you want to drink. Order a soda which will
cost Q20.00 (quetzales, the local currency $1=Q6.8 around 12/98).
Of course that's way overpriced. It will cost about Q300.00 for
an hour with the girl. The girl will lead you to her room, and there
the Matrona brings the towels and waits to get paid. You should
tip her Q5-Q10 or so. Go over with the girl of what you'd like to
do. She will take off her clothes and then the fun begins.
Most girls range from 5-7.5). Remember to tip the armed guard
outside, he is watching your car after all (Q5-Q10 is sufficient).
Le Jardin), 6a Avenida 6-15 in zone 9, Q20/admission and beer, Q25/additional
beer, 10 chicas, casa. Rooms are upstairs.
The strip action is pretty
tame/lame compare to US standards, however you can drink,
touch and can usually take any of the girls home with you.
Oro Solido, 6th Ave zone
4. Guatemala City. 6 girls, low-class cathouse.
Zone 9: A little pricey. Girls are expensive.
7th Ave, near Calz.
San Juan. zone 19. Guatemala City. Q15/liter of beer, disco dance
club, local young patrons, 7 girls weekday.
(Zone 4) is an OK strip bar with a Q50 (Q6.3=US$1) cover charge
that allows you two free drinks. Keep the drink tickets you get
at the door. Tipping on stage is not done. No lap dances. Don't
expect much English and don't expect too many gringos. The Gallo
beer is not bad (Q22 each after two). There are between 20-30 girls
there on a Saturday night. They usually dance two dances at a time
1 clothed and 1 in various stages of nudity. Near the end of the
second song, they are buck naked. Most of the dancers appear to
NOT enjoy their time on stage. A smile is rare, unless for a gringo.
There are a few dancers that put on a lively, athletic performance,
but overall....average at best. The quality of women at the Baron
Roja is 6-8 on a scale of 10. Expect to see young girls, relatively
fit, an occasional stretch mark, some piercing (belly buttons mostly),
some C-section scars and Small Breasts.
11th Ave 5-47.zone 1.
Guatemala City. Q15/beer, 15 girls, Q205/half hour, room with private
shower, 4pm-1:30am. Ring the door bell, a guard looks through the
peephole and then lets you in. You go upstairs. Ugly chicas, not
One block from Hotel Ramada Conquistador, zone 4, Q25/beer,
15 chicas, strip club. The deal here is Q400 - Q600 for short time
at the hotel across the street, which costs another Q50. The chicas
are average around 6 rating-wise, but are willing.
ave. 13-69 Zona 9. not far from the new Marriot hotel. Guatemala
City. Q30/beer. Most nights there are 20 to
30 girls, most fairly decent, some stunning. Many are Nicas, some
really cute ones are Guatemalan. The rooms in the club are great
- WAY better than anything you get in TJ. The total cost for a full
hour is Q400, about $55, including the room. Overnighters are about
800 to 1400 Q. You won't be disappointed - the club is very well
appointed, AC, trendy lights, granite tables and bar, great stage,
etc. Many girls will blow you at the booth as an "inducement"
to go back with them.
2nd Calle #5-27, zone 9, Q20/beer, 6p - 1a, Sun - Sun, 10. Fireplace,
indoor swimming pool with built-in bar and stools underwater, and
50-inch television. Casa. Rooms upstairs. 350q one hour.
5th Ave 3-85 in zone 9, Q25/beer, 12 girls. No sign in front to
label this place. Usually a lot of cars are parked in front. Many
locals who frequent it but not a lot happening there.
for short time. Rooms are nice. Mirror on the side wall and a separate
Q19/liter of beer and Q10/beer, roomy grubby cathouse, 15 girls
Ave Reform #3-53, zone 10. A big Casa, clean, nice waiting rooms.
Limited parking, on a major street.
4 Ave. 16-20 zona 10 Tele: (502) 366-8352/3. Upscale
club, nice decor inside, black lighting with chica's dancing and
a strip show. Hot looking chicas. Cost 150Q to get in and an open
bar. Chicas drinks are 120Q. $150 USD for all night.
Boulevar Liberacion 19-07 zona 8 Tele: 472-0836.
5th Ave 3-18.
zone 9. Guatemala City. . Q25/beer, 10 girls.
7th Ave 7-07. zone
4. Guatemala City. Q25/beer,
20 girls. Strip shows. Located three blocks away from the Ramada
Jardin de Venus
Blvd Los Proceres (or 18th
Calle) 21-55. zone 10. Guatemala City.
Ave Castellana 9-39, zone 9, afternoon - midnight, Q20/beer, 5 girls).
Price list: Q100/15 minutes to Q300/60 minutes. Small casa with
pleasant ladies. On a busy street with no sign of the place..
Zona 6. en la entrada del
famoso Barrio San Antonio. Guatemala City, Guatemala
Nearest Major City: Guatemala City
Oro Solido, 6th
Ave. zone 4. Guatemala City. Q25/beer, two-level seating, big-screen
hard-core flick, 25 girls, crowded, -1am.
Good strip show.
5-10 women stripping on different stages. This is a good place to
have a couple of drinks before hitting the other traditional brothels.
6a Avenida 6-15
in zone 9. Guat. City.
cathouse, 10 girls, Q250/half hour, 7pm-1am.
Rooms are upstairs.
1st Ave 14-41. zone 1. Guatemala
City. Q20/beer, rundown smelly cathouse, local working class patrons,
7-8 young slow-witted girls, 4pm-1am.
3rd Ave about 10-37. zone
9. Guatemala City. This is just like any lap-dancing place in the
U.S.---except that after a few dances, the girls expect you to go
with them across the street to get laid. The place is glitzy with
two stages, lots of lights, soft couches in quiet places. The girls
will sit down with you, slide a hand up your thigh, and ask for
a drink. Drinks are Q70, about $10 and she will be all over you.
About 15-20 good looking girls.
3rd Ave 4-04 in zone 1, Q15/beer, 5 girls. Fat ugly women.
2nd Ave #11-28, zone 9, 2p - 1a, Q20/beer, 5-10 girls. , Q260/30
minutes. Nice big casa with lots of waiting rooms. Some rooms have
6th Ave, a block away from
Ramada Conquistador Hotel. zone 4. Guatemala City. Q22/beer, 25
girls, two-level stage for striptease, good shows. Seven girls
entering one at a time on the second-level, grabbing the center-placed,
floor-to-ceiling pole to swirl down to the first level (and a couple
of girls did this upside down with their heads hitting the floor
first), and then the usual shake their goodies about the stage.
Then they spread out throughout the audience to do a 30-second shake-your-booty
dance before your face and next switch to do the same in front of
another customer and so on, until the end of the song. Finally,
they returned to the stage for a finale of seven girls stripping
nude before your ever-moving eyes. Afterwards,
the next group of seven girls came on to do the same. And after
them came another group of seven girls. Needless to say, seven naked
dancing girls is more than seven times better than one naked dancing
5th Ave. 3-85. zone 9.
Guatemala City. Q22/beer, 2-girl show, Q250/half hour, Q1010/take-out,
15 girls, crowded with local patrons.
5th Calle 2-37. zone 9.
Guatemala City. . Q25/beer. Lots of girls,
white and black. From Honduras
and El Salvador. Quality is a hit and
miss. Full time nude stripping. 7pm-1:30am, middle-class local
and foreign patrons. When you decide who you want to sit with you
just tell your waiter and he'll get her. Credit cards are accepted
but there is a service charge. So count on it because you don't
want to be carrying around the kind of money it's going to take.
US$200 is the rule for 3-4 hours away at your place. You can take
an hour with them at the club for much less. 20-25 girls.
4th Ave #4-19, zone 10, Q20/beer, 3p - 1a, 10-15 chicas.
11th Calle or 10 Calle
#60, near Reforma Ave. zone 10. Q20/beer, Guatemala City. Convenient
location. Close to some major hotels, lots of restaurants, a few
fast food places, and a medium-sized shopping center. It is in a
zone called Zona Reforma. A little smelly inside. Short time runs
Q310 and you go in one of the five rooms they have in the back.
Its got separate bathrooms that's shared with another room.
12th Calle 9-57. zone 1.
Guatemala City. Q20/beer, 8 girls, rundown smelly nightclub, local
working class patrons, 4pm-1am.
Oro Solido, 6th Ave.
towards zone 9. Guatemala City. 6 girls, low-class cathouse.
Don't sit at a bar or strip club too long. Order a drink, ask the
waiter to bring you a girl that strikes your fancy, order her a
drink--a tequila, not a beer or a wine, ask her how much to fuck
and don't buy another drink if all she does is dance and talk. This
sounds cruel, but at $8 US a drink this makes sense. You can sit
there and order 5 to 10 "colored water" drinks with a
really cute girl and before you know it, you are drunk and broke
and not fucked.
If a girl in a mini-dress is sitting with you at a bar and after
5 minutes has not told you how much, then you need to get up and
get out of that bar, club, dancehall, etc. Move. Don't spend another
2 Ave #11-10, zone 9, 6p - 1a, Q20/beer, 3-6 girls. Next door to
Obsession. Nicely decorated inside.
try to pick up or to take pictures of children without the parents
permission FIRST. This is VERY important specially in the country
side where a rumor about children being stolen for organs extraction
for transplants is very common.
Keep your cameras and video cameras in a plastic bag or in any other
low eye catching way. Avoid using expensive looking equipment.
Some of the girls will let you take photos of them.
City is an ideal place to shop. Visitors interested in handicraft
will find them in the Central Market, located a block away from the
Cathedral. They will find textiles, leather, wood carvings, ceramics,
and basket work. Downtown, especially 6th Avenue, is the liveliest
shopping area. Thousands of people move daily through this sector,
where they can buy what they need at favorable prices.
But those who wish to shop in greater comfort will go to the large
shopping centers in the south of the city, where the most exclusive
shops in Guatemala are located. There are more than fifteen shopping
centers, outstanding among them are Los PrÛceres, La Pradera,
GÈminis and Unicentro-Plaza Cemaco. They offer a fine selection
of clothing and other wares, as do the shops in the hotel area, known
by Guatemala City dwellers as the Zona Viva. Antigua, just 45 minutes
away from Guatemala City, is ideal for buying delicate gifts, particularly
ceramics, forged iron, glass and jade jewelry.
Shops are open from 9 am until 12:00 non and from 1:30 pm until
6 pm. On Saturday shops are closed by 1:30 pm. The best markets are
on Thursdays and Sundays at Chichicastenango and daily at Panajachet.
These places have just about everything there is of value to be found
in Guatemala. Small villages also have market days but crafts are
not guaranteed to be found.