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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.

About Invest in Guatemala

About Invest in
Invest in Guatemala provides direct support for foreign investors seeking to invest in the country. Expert advisors on potential investment sectors offer information and assessment, providing personalized and professional assistance, including coordination of country visits, contacts and referrals, providing support for start-up businesses, and operational and practical assistance during and after establishing operations in the country.
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Luis David
Has extensive experience in the banking and financial sector in the region. He was Director Manager of IDC for more than 13 years. He has participated in more than one hundred transactional processes, including mergers, acquisitions, restructuring of...
Marcel Ascencio
With more than 3 years experience in market intelligence, seeking to promote Guatemala as an investment destination. Consultant for the Vice-Ministry of SMEs. She is also is experienced in event planning, support in internationalization projects for SMEs...
Carlos Ávalos
Mining, Energy and Oil
25 years of experience in project management related to the energy industry. Has been in charge of the financial supervision of the Energy Project of Central America, financed by DTC-PNUD and also consultant for CABEI and SIECA for infrastructure...
Karin De León
Garments and Textiles, Light Manufacturing
Involved in the garments and textiles industry in Guatemala for more than 15 years, worked as Coordinator of Access to Markets for the Garments and Textiles Associations of Guatemala (VESTEX) and Executive Director of the Garments and Textiles Central...
Roberto Mancilla
BID Loan Coordinator
Almost 20 years of experience in the areas of: investment promotion, competitiveness in the infrastructure and trade facilitation sectors, marketing and sales (USA and Guatemala), manufacturing (Taiwan and Guatemala), export promotion, projects with...
Ninoshka Linde
BPO and Strategy
15 years of experience in the BPO/Call Center industry, working for multinational corporations in this field. Participated as member of the Board of Directors and President of the Call Center/BPO cluster in Guatemala. She has also been leader and speaker...
Ana Calderón
Involved in decision-making and planning around the Guatemalan tourism. While she was at the Guatemalan Tourism Institute she actively participated structuring an Stategic Plan for the institute. Involved in the development and execution of value...
Paulina Peláez
Experienced coordinating front desk, human resources, client service, psychometric testing application, courier service, socio-economic studies and logistics. In charge of front desk activities, providing assistance and organization between investors...