Bypassing Guatemala City
|This shortcut around Guatemala
City was provided by Thor Jansen. Others who have tried to go through
the city have ended up lost for hours. If you fall into this
trap, ask a local or a taxi driver to guide you. We had to resort
to this in Huehuetenango and Antigua
Guatemala. On both occasions the local was happy to direct us for the
cost of a bus back to his origin. We usually gave them an extra dollar.
Be cautious about following guide maps because they often omit the one-way designation of the streets, so you end up being shunted onto an unknown route.
These directions are for traveling from the north on the Pan-American Highway and transiting to the east on CA-9 towards Puerto Barrios. It works in reverse as well.