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The Presidential Palace in Guatemala City  
 

Guatemala City Recommendations from the cruiser's at Monkey Bay Marina

Thank you to s/v Namaste for putting this list together.

New additions from Ken & Becky s/v Polaris are colored Green.  12/28/06

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Address Phone Description
Beauty Shops
Hair Ways Zona 10:  Diag. 6, Ave 13-8 2337-1004 Owner Pam (Brit) does perms; also mani/pedicure, waxings, electrolysis, huge selection of products for sale
Boat Stuff
Print Factory Zona 9:  6a, Av. 7-57 2332-3296 Have the large blueprint copy machines that can copy charts.  4 blocks from Los Torres.
Japauto Zona 12:  7a, Av. 3-25 2471-4258 Machine Shop/Welding.  Edgar Markwordt (speaks excellent English)

Laboratorio de Inyeccion Diecel

Zona 8:  40 Calle 2440-0995 Injector & injector pump service 1 day service
Novafoam Zona 1:  Maribel Calero 5401-8054 Foam for cushions, bunks good selection
Pesqueros Avenida Castellana 9-09    
Super Telas Zona 1:  9a Calle 4-55 2232-2404 Limited selection of Sunbrella, not cheap
Entertainment
Chiltepe Tours Zona 10:  Major Hotels 5907-0913 Trolley tour of Guatemala City & Antigua
Movie Theatre Zona 10:  Los Proceres Mall, 17 Calle & 2nd Ave   First-run movies in English
Groceries
Delica Zona 14:  10 Ave 11-36   Excellent filets like Mario's and much more
Gourmet Shop Zona 10:  Los Proceres & 9th Ave just past Cemaco   Olives from Hell!!
Hyperpaiz Zona 11:  8 C 27-00 2475-9200 Interior C. Com. Majades, past Miroflores Mall
Hyperpaiz Outer Zona:  Toward El Salvador, 9.5 km   Humongous!!!
Piccadilly Zona 9:  Plazuela Espona   Frozen pastas
Sol Zona 10:  20 Calle 12-69 Ave 12   Great specialty stuff, American brands
Supermarcado Paiz Zona 10:  La Pradera Mall, Los Proceres & 25 Ave   Groceries and 3 story mall + Radio Shack
Vinotech Zona 14:  Plaza Ambia, 10 Ave & 5 Calle   Nice wines and deli
Lodging
Armadillo Suites Zona 9:  3 Ave 10-21 2331-2132 Fully equipped suites, nice, clean; ideal for longer stays. Air traffic  occasionally flies directly overhead.
Biltmore Zona 10:  15 Calle 1 2338-5000  
Las Torres Zona 10:  13 Calle 0-43 2334-2747 Ask for cruiser discount: $25/double apartamentos_lastorres@yahoo.com
Otelito (old Santa Clara) 12 Calle 4-51 2339-1811 reservations@otelito.com
Medical
Dental Zona 10:  Just west of Soy on 20 Calle   Speaks English
Dr. Carlos (del Valle) Monje - Orthopedic Zona 10:  6a Ave 7-55, in Hospital Herrera Llerandi 2331-1184 Speaks English
Dr. Cesar Francisco Lopez Acevedo Zona 9:  6 Ave "A" 13-63 (Edif. Censa, #201) 2332-0309 2332-7675 Top specialist in occlusions, TMJs, maxi-facial - but verify when calling
Dr. David Ovana - Dentist Zona 10:  20 Calle 11-17 2337-1773 Speaks English
Dr. Francisco Saravia Camacho Dermotologist Zona 10:  6a Ave 7-55 (in Hospital Herrera Llerandi) 2334-5874 Speaks English
Dr. Garcia del la Riva - Gastroenterologist Zona 10:  6a Ave 7-? (In Las Brisas next to H. Llevandi) 2334-7583 Speaks English
Dr. Jorge Mario Ruata (Villanueva) Ob/gyn Zona 10:  6a Ave 7-55 (in Hospital Herrera Llerandi) 2334-0284 Speaks English
Dr. Juan Rodriguez - Internal medicine /GP Zona 10:  6a Ave 7-00 (near Hospital Herrera Llerandi) 2360-8160 Speaks English; located upstairs above pharmacy
Dr. Leopoldo Perez Morales - Dental / specialist Zona 14:  8a Ave 3-90 (Edif. La Rambla, #4-C) 2367-6434 2367-6436 Specialist in crowns, bridges, occlusions - but verify when calling
Dr. Marisa Lee de Mack - Acupuncturist Zona 10:  6a Ave 3-22, #601 (Clinicas Centro Medico II) 2331-5300 Speaks English
Ms. Eber - massages Zona 14 5651-7303  
Pharmacy
Cardiology Institute Zona 14:  4 Ave 10-09 2333-5293 Blood pressure medications
Farmacia Zona 14:  4 Ave 10-09 Calle 10   Cheap blood pressure pill , go south on Reforma to 10th, turn left at McDonald's
Farmacia Carolina & Herrera Zona 14:  Blvd Los Proderes 6-00    
Restaurants
Hacienda Real Steak House Zona 10:  13 Calle @ 1st Ave   Great steaks
Montana Steak House Zona 10:  12 Calle ?-?   Great steaks
Optimist - German Bar & Restaurant Zona 9:  13 Calle @ Reforma (across Reforma from Las Torres)    Favorite German foods; Bernd is owner/chef.
Pecorino Italian Ristorante Zona 10:  11 Calle 3-36   Closed Sunday
San Martin Ristorante Zona 10:  13 Calle 1-62   Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Susi Itto Zona 10:  16 Calle Ave 4    
Tacontento Zona 10:  14 Calle @ 2nd Ave   Great tacos
Tre Fratelli Italian Ristorante Zona 10:  2 Ave 13-25    
Shipping/Couriers
DHL Avenida Hincapie    
Mail may be sent to Bruno's Your boat name, c/o Bruno's Hotel, Fronterasa, Rio Dulce, Isabel 18002, Guatemala, Central America 7930-5721 Do not abbreviate Central America
Shopping
Alumicentro Zona 12:  Ave. Petepa 15-60 2473-1115 Any kind or shape of aluminum.  4x8 sheets, tubes, angles, etc.  (See Juilio Roberto -5486-7303 cell).
Asturias (3M) Zona 9:  1a Calle 4-67 2332-1527  
Cemaco Zona 10:  Blvd Los Proceres at 6th Ave   Ace hardware and 2 story mall
Cemaco Zona 4: 7 Ave 2-34 2121-4444 Like small Home Deopt
Club Co Zona 11:  8 C 27-00 2475-9200 Interior C. Com. Majades, past Miroflores Mall
El Pacifico Zona 9:  2a Ave 1-74 2427-4444 Hardware
La Casa Electrica Zona 12:  Avenida aPetepa 19-85 2386-8123 Outstanding hardware store.  Tools, elecrical & all kinds of metal pipe.
Novex Zona 10:  Ave Los Proceres    
Office Depot Zona 11:  8 C 27-00 2475-9200 Interior C. Com. Majades, past Miroflores Mall
Price Mart Zona 10:  22 Avenida 18-46 at Los Proceres 2279-3000 Have to join.
Sears Zona 11:  8 C 27-00 2475-9200 Interior C. Com. Majades, past Miroflores Mall
Simon Mall Zona 9:  5 Ave & 1 Calle    
Transportation
Chiltepe Tours Zona 10:  Major Hotels 5907-0913 Shuttle, tours, jeep rentals ... more ... see website
I.R.C. Travel Zona 10:  2a Ave 12-28 (inside Best Western) 2338-5600 x-426 Miguel Hernandez; door-to-door van service, bus tickets
Maya Destinos Zona 10:  13 Calle 3-40 (Edif. Atlantis, #1001) 2420-7999 Gladys Santos; mayadestinos@serviintegrados.com
Taxi by the hour Edgar Solis 5481-9602 Q60 per hour
Taxi (metered) Matrk Antonio 5654-5036  
Taxi (metered) Rudy 5525-7833  
Taxi (Antigua) Sergio Gonzolo 5656-9350  
Van back to the Rio Roberto and Vicky 5815-1704 $25.00 each with a $75.00 min.
Yellow & Green taxis   2332-1515 Yellow cabs are metered and pickup by phone call only; green metered but roam around city
       
       

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