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backpacking in guatemalaBackpacking in Central America is great, and backpacking in Guatemala is -- to me -- the greatest. (I even wrote a novel about it. More about that later.) The country is ultra inexpensive, populated by friendly people, and packed with so much beauty it overwhelms. The infrastructure for backpackers is also pretty fantastic, as long as they don't mind taking advantage of local transportation. Backpacker hostels are plentiful, and there's never any shortage of things to do.

Here's my list of the top backpacker destinations in Guatemala. The only one I haven't had a chance to visit is Xela, but I'm dying to go.

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September 10, 2011 at 12:36 pm
(1) Degrees720 says:

Backpacking guatemala is awesome, but locations which attract tourists are often run by gringos and result in being more expensive that what locals pay! This seems to be a problem I encountered during all my travel in Central America. One must also say that tourist places happen to be the most expensive but at the same time the safest spots for foreigners! Check out Mexico, Nicaragua and all Central America – http://www.degrees720.wordpress.com

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