My boyfriend and I are traveling to Guatemala in October and we are looking for some safety and just general traveling tips when there. We are there for a little over a week and I think we will head to Antigua right away when we land, then check out the volcano and Lake Atitlan. From there we wanted to find a cheap option to travel to Tikal for the rest of the trip.
-I've heard of the overnight buses to Tikal from Antigua. Are they safe? If you know of one can you share links to some good ones?
-What are some affordable but safe/nice options for hotels/hostels in Antigua and Tikal?
-is five days too much for Tikal? Should we do a day trip from Timal to somewhere else? Recommendations?
-what areas should we avoid in Antigua and which ones are safe?
-any other recommendations for things to see? I speak Spanish and we love hiking and exploring nature.