My husband and I will be traveling in December 2011. We ordinarily rent a car when we travel for the convenience and flexibility. Is driving in Guatemala a safe option? We've driven in Mexico and were fine. We would plan to stick to main roads and drive in the day time. My current thinking about an itinerary is arriving in Guatemala airport, renting car, driving to Coban, then to Tikal, then to Antigua (stopping for a night along the way), staying in Antigua for a few days, driving to Lake Atitlan, and then heading back home. Your thoughts are very welcome! Thanks!