Are There Hurricanes or Earthquakes in Guatemala?


Guatemala is bordered by two oceans and does occasionally experience the effects of tropical storms. However, hurricanes rarely hit Guatemala directly. They sometimes pass by the coast and bring heavy rains for a few days.

Guatemala lies in a major fault zone and does have earthquakes. Travelers should be aware of the possibility of experiencing an earthquake, but they should not expect it. Earthquakes are still rare on a day-to-day basis.