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Guatemala is a Central American country attracting expatriates wishing to discover its strong historic heritage. Its rich and unique culture has been shaped by Maya traditions and Spanish influences. With great landscapes diversity, it offers a pleasant quality of living.

Expat professionals looking for work opportunities can find positions in language teaching and the tourist sector.

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With Guatemala’s rich cultural and historic heritage, stunning landscapes and dense cultural agenda, spending your free time in front of the television should not be an option during your expatriation! There are numerous ways to spend your leisure time in Guatemala.

Guatemala enjoys extensive and modern telecommunications networks, encompassing cellular and land lines, broadband internet and cable TV. Still, because of the difficulty to roll out fixed-line infrastructure in remote rural areas, mobile phones have been the fastest-growing market segment and remain to this day more common than landlines.

Bringing your personal belongings as well as your furry or feathery friends to Guatemala is a key part of your expatriation project. Entry formalities in Guatemala are quite straightforward, although taxes and duties are levied both on shipments of goods and on import of non-pedigreed pets.

The majority of public means of transportation in Guatemala is notoriously uncomfortable, so being able to drive is essential and offers much-needed freedom. Here is useful information for foreigners willing to drive in Guatemala.

Without passenger trains running on the national railways, air and road transport are the main means of transportation available to get around Guatemala, the latter being by far the most used. An overwhelming majority of passengers trips throughout Guatemala is made on second-class, so-called “chicken buses”.

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