Hello- I am planning a 7-10 day trip for this spring, and I am very keen on going to Guatemala. I will be travelling with my boyfriend, and he is leaving all the planning up to me:)
I know it is very late to be booking for the time around Holy Week, but I have found some decently priced flights. ($339 p/p from NYC March 19-26) My questions are:
1) Given the fact that everything will be more expensive, and our limited to moderate budget (<$2000), is it worth it to go during Holy Week? Does the festival experience outweigh the extra expense? And just how much extra are we talking if so? The pics look amazing, but can we do it on aformentioned budget?
2) If we do decide to go during Holy Week, is it necessary to be there for the duration? (i.e. could we go a few days into it and stay for a few days after it ends?) Which days are the best?
Many, many thanks to anyone who can give some advice. I really appreciate it!