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5 things you will only find on the streets of Guatemala

5 things you will only find on the streets of Guatemala

December 9, 2016

When you travel to a foreign country as a tourist, you try to discover, live and learn as much as you can from that specific country so your trip and experience can be unique.

Guatemala is a country located in the heart of the American continent that has an amazing culture and beautiful traditions. In the different cities of this beautiful region you will find unique things that make Guatemala and its culture so amazing.

If in your 2017 plans is visiting the Guatemalan territory, now we have for you a list of the 5 things you will only find on the streets of Guatemala. Let’s begin!

Fruit and Vegetable stands

One of the things you will find in the majority of streets of Guatemala are fruit and Vegetable stands. Each day, people go out to the streets and by fresh vegetables and fruit to cook for breakfast, lunch or dinner. One of the advantages is that on these places, you can buy a lot of high quality vegetables or fruit for a cheap price. If you are love organic or natural food, this will be paradise for you.


One of the most traditional foods in Guatemala that you will definitely find on the streets is the well known “Shucos”. These are also known as Guatemalan Hot Dogs. They are so delicious and you can choose between different types of meat; they also include bread, guacamole, which is a mixture made of crushed avocados, lemon and salt, cabbage and an amazing combination of dressings like mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard and sometimes chili to give them a little more flavor. You will find a place where they sale amazing shucos in almost every corner of Guatemala.


No matter if the weather is hot or cold, you will find the well known “Granizadas” on the streets of Guatemala. A granizada is a cup full of crushed ice mixed with different types of ingredients.

There are different types of sweet and sour granizadas. The sweet granizadas may include a lot of different fruits or ingredients such as Strawberries, pineapple, coconut, flavored syrup, condensed milk, chocolate, peach and many others.

Sour granizadas may include things such as lemon, salt, vegetable juice, soy sauce, chili powder and sometimes beer. The price is really cheap so you definitely have to try them all.

People selling Guatemalan food

Have you heard about the delicious tamales or incredible atole? Well, if you haven’t, let us tell you that they are part of the Guatemalan culture and gastronomy. On the streets of this country, you will definitely find people selling Guatemalan food such as “Chuchitos”, “Atole”, “Tostadas” and the incredible “Dobladas”. If you travel to this amazing nation, you have to eat in one of these places.

Gentle people

Guatemalan people are known for being one of the most polite and friendly people of Latin America. Sometimes, tourist that visit this country feel strange when they walk through the streets and hear people saying “Hi” or “Good Morning/Afternoon/Night” to each friends and even strangers. Guatemalans are so friendly that they will do as much as they can to make you feel at home. This is definitely something that you have to experience.

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and be ready to live an amazing experience in Guatemala, a true paradise on Earth.
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