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“Overated and Overpriced makes you wonder where you are!” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Zona Viva

Zona Viva
Zona 10, Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Owner description: A swinging nightlife kicks in when the sun goes down in this cosmopolitan part of town, which by day is filled with business crowds.
Guatemala City, Guatemala
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“Overated and Overpriced makes you wonder where you are!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Makes you wonder if this Guatemala or any other place,
Nothing representative of
Country and top it all, compared to the rest of the country, very expensive even can say having a Soda Pop and Sandwich is as expensive as in NY MANHATTAN...
Avoid the lonesome streets, you will hardly see people walking and only dumb tourist do: the locals go by car, specially in this rich neighborhoods, everywhere. If you plan buying souveniers, be prepare to pay up to triple the price: downtown central market, not only more representative is better and fearly price.

Visited November 2013
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“Safe to a point”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Zona 10 is the safest zone, lots and lots of restaurants.....and as usual in Guatemala, food is cheap and delicious.....by 8 pm everyone is out.....relatively safe in a group....ladies DO NOT GO OUT ALONE....be prepared for constant street vendor attention....just learn to say no, no, no....first time travellers do not smile or show interest in any way or you will be leading a parade of street people.....also they wander in and out of the restaurants, same rules apply.....

Visited June 2013
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“This is a nice area full of restaurants and bars.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Zona Viva is the place in Guatemala where many restaurants and bars are located. It is kind of a big area so if you are walking it might take a long time to go between places. There are also may taxis in the area. Is better always to ask at your hotel which places are safe before going out at night.

Visited August 2013
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“Zona viva is where you find fine restaurants, bars and modern lifestyle”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

I think Guatemala City has it's business center down in Zona Viva, so there's where you'll find the executive's lifestyle and fine restaurants and bars, though I think if you get along with a Guatemalan you should try a nice dinner in a better sightseen place called Portal del Angel or a little place that still has a country mountain style and very fine food called La Pista. What you'll find in Zona Viva are bars and discotecs where joung middle-high class people hang out.

Visited July 2013
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“Warning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Im from Guatemala, its a beautiful country but this zone is very dangerous and more for tourists. If you want to party and good bars you should go to zona 15 or carretera a el salvador... there are better places to go and better people :) but whatever you do, I guarantee you will love Guatemala.

Visited January 2013
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