What Are Guatemala's Border Crossings Like?

Guatemala shares borders with Mexico, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador. The border towns can be somewhat seedy, so it's best to make the trip across the border as early in the day as possible—that way you won't have to spend the night in one of these towns. If you're crossing by bus, you'll be able to take onward buses to other regional towns.

The primary border crossings with Mexico along the Pacific Slope are Tecún Umán and El Carmen. You can also cross into Mexico along the Pan-American Highway at La Mesilla.

The border crossing with Belize is at Melchor de Mencos.

The border crossings with Honduras are at El Florido (near Copán Ruinas), Agua Caliente (near Esquípulas), and Corinto (near Puerto Barrios).

There are numerous border crossings with El Salvador, including those at Valle Nuevo, Ciudad Pedro de Alvarado, Antuiatu, and San Cristóbal.

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