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“Daylight only?”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Zona Viva

Zona Viva
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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.
Manhattan Beach, California
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67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Daylight only?”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Evenings we were advised by all to not wander the streets. only travel by Taxi, van or shuttle. We did walk around a bit in the daytime and found some local convenience stores for snacks and drinks to bring back to the hotel. It is a sad commentary when armed security guards proliferate, even on public transport. So this limits tourists experiences and opportunities.

Visited May 2014
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“Not so viva”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

I have lived and been entertained in the Zona viva (zone 10) for five years (2006-2011). I still live close, and pass that way often. The area has been dying slowly and no signs of life coming back soon. As a destination, I would not suggest this area. Nonetheless, there are some good bars and restaurants in the area. For just walking about, forget it, go to the mall or your specific destination.

Visited November 2013
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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“Overated and Overpriced makes you wonder where you are!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 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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Porcupine Plain
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92 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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“Safe to a point”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 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 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 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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