The culture of Guatemala reflects strong Mayan and Spanish influences and continues to be defined as a contrast between poor Mayan villagers in the rural highlands, and the urbanized and relatively wealthy mestizos population (known in Guatemala as ladinos) who occupy the cities and surrounding agricultural plains.
What do people from Guatemala like?
Guatemalan culture is rich and distinct, characterized by a fusion of Spanish and Indigenous influences. Guatemalans value honesty, family, honor, work, and education. Most Guatemalans are gracious and eager to find humor in most situations.
What are some cultural activities in Guatemala?
The Best Cultural Activities in GuatemalaWorld heritage site · Religious Site. Tikal. Tours from $40.Art Museum. Casa Santo Domingo Museums. Tours from $12.Volcano. Acatenango Volcano. Volcano. Volcán Pacaya. Cerro de la Cruz. Tours from $39.Church. Iglesia de La Merced. Ruin. Arco de Santa Catalina. Specialty Museum. ChocoMuseo.More items
What are important dates in Guatemala?
5 Guatemalan Festivals You Just Cant MissSemana Santa / Holy Week. When: March or April. Festival Folklórico de Cobán / Cobán Folkloric Festival. When: last week of July. Día de la Independencia / Independence Day. When: September 15th Día de los Muertos / Day of the Dead. Feria de Santo Tomás / Feast of St. (Bonus!)Sep 16, 2016
Can I pay in dollars in Guatemala?
The US dollar is widely accepted in Guatemala, but it is still recommended to have Guatemalan quetzals on hand at all times. It can be difficult to break larger bills (like Q100) in smaller towns and at local restaurants—for this reason it is always a good idea to keep some smaller bills in your wallet.