When To Go
The relatively high altitude of Lanquín means that temperatures are cooler than in the Petén lowlands, though sometimes reach 30°C. The region does receive copious rainfall, often in the form of drizzle, with the wettest months being May, Jun, Oct and Dec.
Getting Local Currency
Quetzal. Acquire local currency in a larger town before you head into this region. You may have ask your bank to authorise ATM withdrawals before you leave the UK and each transaction is limited to about £100.
GMT -6 hours.
Flores (for visit to Tikal ruins), 4.5 hours by road from Lanquín.
It’s a 4 hour drive or 30mins flight from Guatemala City to Cobán. From Cobán it’s a 1 hour drive to Lanquín (45 km).
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