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.
For more detailed information visit our When To Go section.
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).
If you still have questions, please contact us and one of our Travel Experts will be happy to help.
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