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Guatemala, a country to live

With beautiful sceneries, high cultural diversity, abundant historical and cultural attractions, a highly developed capital city, Guatemala is definitely a unique country to live in. It has been ranked as one of the 10 happiest and most positive countries in the world.

Political and Financial Situation

Guatemala is an economically thriving country. Being the largest economy in Central America, it has a wide diversity of destinations and products. In addition, macroeconomic stability is widely recognized; has a low and controlled inflation, exchange rate stability and one of the lowest external debts in Latin America. Download document Guatemala in figures:

Guatemala's Climates

Guatemala, the country of the Eternal Spring, is a country with an exceptional climate. With an average temperature of 21°C (70°F) throughout the year and more than 360 microclimates along its 108,889 km² (42,042 mi²), the climate allows for a variety of activities which makes it a unique country.

Investments in Latin America

Latin America is a region of great economic importance and very attractive for foreign investment, representing 13.5% of total direct foreign investment worldwide, according to UNCTAD. To strengthen trade and foreign investment in the region, the Interamerican Development Bank created ConnectAmericas, a social network for promoting business and investment in the region. See more at:

How to open a business in Guatemala

To operate in Guatemala, every investor should register their company in the Commercial Register. The process takes from 12 to 19 days. The easiest and fastest way to do this is through a web portal designed to make all of your arrangements online and communicate directly with the institutions involved in the opening process.

Tourism in Guatemala

More than a journey, Guatemala is full of life lessons. It has 42,042 square miles of immense diversity: Colonial Cities, Mayan Ruins, Caribbean Coast, Pacific Ocean, Volcanoes, Lakes, Tropical Rainforest, spaces to practice extreme sports, and a highly developed city . However, the country offers more than this: leaving life lessons to every visitor.

“For one of our main clients, Allied Global’s operations in Guatemala represent its second major call center service provider” -Germán López, Chief Strategy Officer. Allied Global
“Guatemala represented a unique and attractive business model. A challenge was visualized in Guatemala. We ran the risk and it worked” -Lic Juan Martínes Venegas, General Manager Marhnos Guatemala
"Guatemala is our main emerging market in Latin America. All of our clients are pleased to do business in Guatemala - José J. Urizar, EGS Operations VP in Guatemala
“In Guatemala, the tax incentives to establish a new business are attractive, the business environment is positive and optimistic, and the workforce is excellent” -Federico Medinilla, CEO Xerox Guatemala
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Growth of Guatemala
The attraction of Foreign Direct Investment has increased 400% reaching $1.3 billion in the year 2013.
University Students
Guatemala has the largest student population in all of Central America with more than 312,700 students enrolled in 14 universities.
Why Guatemala?
Guatemala is ranked among the top 10 happiest countries in the world, according to the "Happy Planet Index" of the New Economics Foundation.
Guatemala is the most developed metropolis in the entire Central American region from Mexico, D.F. to Bogota, Colombia.


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Modern and cosmopolitan

Modern and cosmopolitan, Guatemala City is the political and economic center of the nation. With more than 4 million people, it is the quintessential metropolis of the entire region, and the most developed from Mexico D.F. to Bogota, Colombia.

The city offers a variety of top notch recreational facilities: museums, shopping malls, five star hotels, gourmet restaurants, golf courses, managerial and business centers, entertainment and nightlife.

Meanwhile, the Historic Center of the City keeps the essence of an important historical past which is evident in its architecture; in contrast, the south and southeast of the City brings together the Financial, Management and Hospitality Center of the metropolitan area.

The enriching architectural contrasts, combined with a high development, commercial activity and modernity, place Guatemala as a great destination for business and major events; today it is home of renowned international conventions.

Guatemala has high level hotel presence; chains like Barcelo, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Radisson, Intercontinental Hotels Group and more. All complexes have excellent prices ranging between US $70 and US $290 per night. The housing supply in the City amounts to 8,225 rooms (2013), which has become insufficient to fully cover the existing demand for tourism.

Guatemala City offers a range of entertainment options like nightclubs, bars, restaurants and shopping centers with worldwide recognized brands such as Hard Rock Cafe, TGI Fridays, Tony Roma’s, Applebee’s and Starbucks Coffee.