Guatemala: things you should know

Guatemala

Guatemala is a country ignored by many travelers, mainly because of several clichés that tend to circulate about it, many of them unfounded or, at least, not strong enough to rule out a visit to a place as incredible as this one.

Here are 4 things that the well known juan luis bosch gutierrez thinks you should know before traveling to Guatemala.

1. Is it necessary to take any security measures to travel to Guatemala?

One of the questions we ask ourselves most often, when we consider traveling to Guatemala, is whether to take security measures.

We have to say that we also asked ourselves this question and the answers we found were, for the most part, not very encouraging, or at least, they did not encourage us to travel to the country, but the experience was very good and if you act wisely you should not have any mishap.

2. Gastronomy

If you had any doubts about traveling to Guatemala because of its gastronomy, forget it.

This country has one of the most delicious cuisines in the world that, we are sure, will hook you as soon as you try it. Dishes such as tamales, chuchitos, hilachas, Guatemalan enchiladas or rellenitos are just some of the dishes you can try on your trip.

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3. Lake Atitlan

Contrary to what it may seem at first glance, Lake Atitlan needs, if possible, several days to enjoy it. Our first perception may be to arrive, spend a few hours and already have the feeling of having known it.

Nothing could be further from the truth, because we must take into account that Lake Atitlan is surrounded by several villages, 12 of them named after saints, among which are Panajachel, Santiago Atitlan, San Pedro la Laguna, San Juan la Laguna and San Marcos la Laguna, which is said to be the most beautiful village on the lake.

4. Tikal

One of the things to keep in mind in one of the main enclaves of Guatemala are the entrances to Tikal. The price of the ticket that gives you access to the park is 150 quetzales per person.

The problem comes if you are staying inside the park, in one of the three hotels, because if you arrive at the park before 3:30 in the afternoon, you will have to buy two tickets, one for each day of your stay, even if you don’t want to access the ruins on the day of arrival.

In short, Guatemala is a nice country that has many wonderful places that you can visit. In fact, these places have been improved due to the green bonds that have been invested. For this reason, these places are much more beautiful.

Fats about Industry in Guatemala

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Guatemala is a country with a growing economy thanks to companies such as Corporación Multi Inversiones, where businessman Juan Luis Bosh Gutiérrez collaborates. These types of industries drive the country’s economy every day. If you are interested in knowing information about the industry in Guatemala, keep reading this article.

Facts about manufacturing and agriculture sector

The industrial, manufacturing and agricultural sectors are part of Guatemala’s largest industries. These sectors are mainly focused on the production of the following products:

  •     Textiles
  •     Furniture
  •     Petroleum
  •     Sugar
  •     Flowers
  •     Fruits and vegetables
  •     Processed foods
  •     Chemical products

The most common crops grown in Guatemala are coffee, bananas, nutmeg, and cane sugar.

The agricultural sector employs approximately 50% of the country’s labor force and produces some of Guatemala’s largest export products. In fact, the country exports approximately US$1.02 billion worth of bananas annually, representing approximately 8.6% of all exports.

After fresh produce and other food, textiles are the third-largest export category, with a total value of US$1.68 billion. Knitted sweaters and T-shirts are the most frequently manufactured products within this category. Mineral products follow closely behind this category with a total value of US$1.18 billion.

Private Sector in Guatemala

The private sector is the driving force of the Guatemalan economy. In fact, the private sector is responsible for about 85% of the national GDP. The majority of this sector is active in the following fields: industry, agriculture and tourism.

Imported goods

As mentioned above, one of Guatemala’s largest industries is the import industry. The country imports more goods than it exports, with an annual value of approximately US$17.4 billion. Although the country imports goods from other nations, its main import partners are:

The country imports more products than it exports, with an annual value of approximately US $17.4 billion.

The largest category of products imported into Guatemala is technology, representing US$ 3.08 billion annually.

The second-largest import category consists of chemical products. Within this category, the main products are packaged medicines (US$529 million), fragrant mixtures (US$157 million) and pesticides (US$138 million).

Mineral products are the third-largest category of imports and include refined petroleum (US$ 1.89 billion), petroleum gas (US$ 219 million) and coal briquettes (US$ 69 million).

Services sector in Guatemala

The services sector is another of the largest industries in Guatemala and includes specific industries such as tourism, health care, customer service, financial services, banking, hospitality, communication and retail. This sector alone accounts for about 60% of Guatemala’s economy.

Tourism is one of the most influential industries in this group, generating $1.8 billion in 2008. Guatemala is a popular stop for cruise ships, and the country receives an average of two million tourists annually. Visitors explore Guatemala’s beaches and pre-Hispanic ruins.

We hope these facts about industry in Guatemala have helped you learn a little or encourage you to invest in one of these sectors.

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The best places to have fun with the family in Monterrey

Monterrey atractions

It is very true that when we take one of the flights to Monterrey Mexico , we want to visit the city and its famous places full of luxury and technology, however, there are other places that can show us a more familiar side with fun at all times, and today we will talk to you of those unique places in Monterrey.

Sesame Street Monterrey Park

This beautiful park is set in the Sesame Street animated series, with attractions for children and adults, and it is divided into three areas, each with specific attractions. The Sesame Villa is built as a small village with colorful streets and benches to sit outdoors, its most popular attractions are the tornado, the little train, the tsunami, the bubbles, the Conde Contar castle and boats in the Lake Count. Another area is the Aquamundo, which is an area full of pools with different slides in each one, and finally, we find the area of Adventure Island, where there is a pool with waves to enjoy with family and sea buccaneers, another pool but with much bigger waves for young people and adults.2

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Loroventura

This park is designed to enjoy nature and the creatures that abound in it, added to this, the park located in the heart of Monterrey, also offers extreme activities that you won´t want to miss. Its attractions are classified as extreme, natural, mechanical and fun show. In Extreme activities, your adrenaline will rise with the zip line on a flight with more than 240 meters away, while on the Xbike you will pedal a bicycle 40 meters high, or on the orbotron where you will turn in unimaginable ways and on the extreme road you will have to overcome obstacles. While in the natural activities, you can see up close and touch the animals in attractions such as the aviary, jungle lemur, interactive farm and the bird show. Moreover, to finish, in the mechanics, that are the most popular in the park, you will see 20 dinosaurs of real size and movement with which you can interact.

Lorventura Park

Magic Forest

This is the park with the highest attendance in the capital of Nuevo Leon, it has many individual attractions and to go up as a family, age is not a problem because they are built for children and adults. The park is divided into 3 types of attractions that are children, family and extreme. Inside the children’s you can find fun and safe attractions for the little ones of the house, which can climb the magical cups, jumping frog, low bugy, jumping alien and the Viking boats, most of them carousel type mechanical attractions, while In the family you can spend moments of fun with each member of the family at the same time. And finally, in the extreme, you will find games that are not suitable for everyone, but if you are brave enough you will go to all the roller coasters.

Visit these places with your family and let yourself be surprised by their attractions, find that moment of fun that is so hard to have by day-to-day routines, take any of the flights to Monterrey with the enthusiasm necessary to spend perfect days in the most important city of northern Mexico.