Land of Eternal Spring
The low cost of living in Guatemala means that a backpacking holiday is a great adventure and an wonderful way of exploring the country's varied scenery and unspoilt beauty. Guatemala is also a wonderful starting point for exploring the rest of Central America, as it borders Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Belize. There are frequent buses and mini buses in Guatemala to all of these countries from most major Guatemalan towns.
Although there are very few Youth Hostels currently in Guatemala, there are numerous low cost hopidajes (guest houses) and many hotels that are in the price range for backpackers. Affordable accommodation for backpackers can be found all over Guatemala, even in the most popular tourist locations. The average rate per person per night in Guatemala ranges from £5 during low season to £10 in high season and may include breakfast.