Guatemala City Recommendations from Monkey Bay Cruisers

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GUATEMALA CITY
RECOMMENDATIONS from MONKEY BAY CRUISERS
Orig. 10/16/06   (Additions by s/v ARGO 2/8/08)
           
           
Name   Address   Zone Phone General description of service/products
BEAUTY            
Hair Ways   Diag. 6 Ave 13-8   10 2337-1004 Upscale, full service beauty salon. Owner Pam (Brit) does perms; also mani/pedicure, waxing, electrolysis, cosmetic tatooing, huge selection of products for sale.  Pam and Lindsey speak English.
BOAT STUFF            
Alumicentro   Ave Petepa 15-60   12 2473-1115 Any kind or shape of aluminum; 4x8 sheets, tubes, angles, etc.  See Julio Roberto cell 5486-7303
Japauto   7a Ave 3-25   12 2471-4258 Machine shop/welding.  Edgar Markwordt (speaks excellent English)
Laboratorio de Inyeccion Diesel   40 Calle ?-?   8 2440-0995 Injector & injector pump service 1 day service
La Casa Electrica   Ave Petepa 19-85   12 2386-8123 Outstanding hardware store, tools, electrical and all kinds of metal pipe
Novafoam   Maribel Calero   1 5401-8054 Foam for cushions, bunks good selection
Pesqueros   Avenida Castellana 9-09   9 2362-5504 Sunbrella
Print Factory   6a Ave 7-57   9 2332-3296 Has large blueprint copy machines that can copy charts.  4 blocks from Las Torres.
Super Telas   9a Calle 4-55   1 2232-2404 Limited selection of Sunbrella, not cheap
COMPUTER            
Altronic Guatemala   13 Calle 2-33   10 2334-3879 Toshiba authorized service center
EMBASSY            
U.S.   Ave Reforma 7-01   10 2326-4000 Emergency 2331-2354
ENTERTAINMENT            
Movie theatre   Los Proceres Mall, 17 Calle & 2nd Ave   10   First-run movies in English
GROCERY            
Delica   10 Ave 11-36   14   Marios filets! and much more
Gourmet Center   Los Proceres & 9th Ave just past Cemaco   10   Several small ethnic and deli stores, wines, deli food court.  Olives from Hell!!
Gourmet Deli  (deli, restaurant & bar)   3 Ave 12-38,  Paseo Plaza  (located inside on ground floor)   10 2413-3873 Great little deli & wine shop; serves breakfast, lunch and dinner from a surprisingly big menu.  Happy hour bar.  Sheila Molina is owner.
Hyperpaiz   8 Calle 27-00   11 2475-9200  
Hyperpaiz   Toward El Salvadore 9.5 km   (outer zone)   outer Humongas!!!
Piccadilly   Plazuela Espona   9   Frozen pastas
Sol   20 Calle 12-69   10 2368-0951 Great specialty stuff, American brands
Supermarcado Paiz   La Pradera Mall, Los Proceres & 25 Ave   10   Large grocery store
Vinotech   Plaza Ambia, 10 Ave & 5 calle   14   Nice wines and deli
LODGING            
Armadillo Suites   3 Ave 10-21   9 2331-2132 Fully equipped suites (kitchens), nice, clean; ideal for longer stays.  Air traffic flies directly overhead occasionally
Biltmore Express   15 Calle 1   10 2338-5000 Hotel in Zona Viva; more affordable than the other big hotels
Las Torres Guest House   13 Calle 0-43   10 2334-2747 THE place cruisers stay!  Ask for the Rio Dulce cruiser discount of $30/double (eff. 1/08).  Excellent location, clean, funky rooms.  Email: apartamentos_lastorres@yahoo.com
Otelito (old Santa Clara)   12 Calle 4-51   10 2339-1811 Small and very nice.   reservations@otelito.com
MEDICAL / DENTAL            
Doctors officing at Hospital Herrera Llerandi and Las Brisas can also be reached through the main number at 2384-5959 or 2334-5959 They all speak English, unless noted
Acupuncturist - Dra. Marisa Lee de Mack   6a Ave 3-22, #601  (Clinicas Centro Medico II)   10 2331-5300  
Dentist - Dr. David Ovana   20 Calle 11-17   14 2337-1773 Nice offices, high quality work, best teeth cleaning ever, teeth bleaching ($300, 3 sessions)
Dental specialist - Dr. Cesar Francisco Lopez Acevedo   6 Ave "A" 13-63   (Edif. Censa, #201)   9 2332-0309,  /7675 Top specialist in occlusions, TMJs, maxi-facial - but verify when calling
Dental specialist - Dr. Leopoldo Perez Morales   8a Ave 3-90  (Edif. La Rambla, #4-C)   14 2367-6434  /5/6 Specialist in crowns, bridges, occlusions - but verify when calling
Dermotologist - Dr. Francisco Saravia Camacho   6a Ave 7-55 (in Hospital Herrera Llerandi)   10 2334-5874  
Ear, Nose & Throat - Dr. Michel Nuyens   6a Ave 7-39, #501   (In Las Brisas next to H. Llevandi)   10 2362-6001   /03  
Gastroenterologist - Dr. Garcia del la Riva   6a Ave 7-39, #?   (In Las Brisas next to H. Llevandi)   10 2334-7583   
Internal medicine / GP - Dr. Juan Rodriguez   6a Ave 7-00   (near Hospital Herrera Llerandi)   10 2360-8160 Located upstairs above pharmacy; good for annual physical exams
Internist & infectious disease specialist - Dr. Karyn de Santa Cruz   6a Ave 7-55 (in Hospital Herrera Llerandi)   10 5414-8686 Specializes in infectious diseases
Massages - Ms. Eber       14 5651-7303 Recommended by Ingrid Jacobs (Monkey Bay owner), wasn't sure if speaks English
Ob/gyn - Dr. Jorge Mario Ruata (Villanueva)   6a Ave 7-55 (in Hospital Herrera Llerandi)   10 2334-0244    
Ophthalmologist - Dr. Ignacio Andicoechea A. and Dr. Fischmann   6a Ave 7-39, #205   (In Las Brisas next to H. Llevandi)   10 2361-9293  2362-3343  
Orthopedic - Dr. Carlos del Valle Monje   6a Ave 7-55,(in Hospital Herrera Llerandi)   10 2331-1164 Hand specialist
Plastic & reconstructive surgery - Dr. Landelino Constanza   6a Ave 7-39, #204   (In Las Brisas next to H. Llevandi)   10 2331-1462  2331-1216 Best plastic surgeon in the city, highly recommended by other doctors and patients
Proctologist (colon, rectum, etc) - Dr. Carlos E. Pineda M.   6a Ave 3-22, #905  (Clinicas Centro Medico II)   10 2332-8998, 2332-8299  
PHARMACY / OTHER            
Casa Medico - Medical Aids   2 Calle 4-08   10 2362-0580 Large selection of medical aids & supplies
Ecodiagnostico Terapia Farmacologica / Cardiology Institute   4 Ave 10-09   14 2333-5293  /94/95 Cheap blood pressure drugs
Farmacia Carolina & Herrera   Blvd Los Proceres 6-00 and other locations   10 2367-0586  /7/8/9/91 Considered to have the best overall prices; several locations
RESTAURANTS            
Cevichito   2 Ave between 15 & 16 Calle   (very near Proceres Mall)   10   Great ceviche, only open for lunch
Gourmet Deli  (deli, restaurant & bar)   3 Ave 12-38,  Paseo Plaza  (located inside on ground floor)   10 2413-3873 Great little deli & wine shop; serves breakfast, lunch and dinner from a surprisingly big menu.  Happy hour bar.  Sheila Molina is owner.
Hacienda Real Steak House   13 Calle @ 1st Ave   10   Great steaks; pleasant outdoor/covered setting
Montana Steak House   12 Calle ?-?   10   Great steaks
Optimist - German Bar & Restaurant   13 Calle @ Reforma  (across Reforma from Las Torres in Plaza Princess, #16)   9 2331-3000 Karl's favorite German food;  Bernd is owner/chef.
Various restaurants & bars   Paseo Plaza, 3 Ave 12-38   10   Variety of inexpensive to moderate restaurants & bars line the sidewalks
Pecorino Italian Ristorante   11 Calle 3-36   10 2360-3035, /2845 Great Italian restaurant + outdoor brick pizza oven;  ambience in covered outdoor garden setting.  Closed Sunday.  (A favorite of s/v ARGO)
San Martin Ristorante   13 Calle 1-62   10   Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Susi itto   16 Calle 4 Ave   10    
Tacontento   14 Calle @ 2nd Ave   10   Great tacos (and Azteca soup) at inexpensive prices
Tanoshii   InterContinental Hotel, 2nd Ave @ 14 Calle   10   Best Sushimi and Sushi in town, Mon - Sat
Tre Fratelli Italian Ristorante   2 Ave 13-25   10    
SHIPPING / POSTAL            
DHL   Avenida Hincapie   10   Shipping
Postal services   Genesis 10 Bldg.,  12 Calle between 1 & 2 Ave, under the Burger King   10   Post office
SHOPPING            
Asturias (3M)   1a Calle 4-67   9 2332-1527  
Ace Hardware (in Cemaco Mall)   Blvd Los Proceres at 6th Ave   10   Ace hardware, excellent selection of cleaning supplies and lots more
Cemaco   Blvd Los Proceres at 6th Ave   10   Like Linens 'n Things, small Home Depot
Cemaco   7 Ave 2-34   4 2121-4444 Like small Home Depot
Cemaco   8 Calle 27-00   11 2475-9200  
Centro Naturista "El Eden"   13 Ave 4-65   1 2253-6062 Extensive selection of medicinal plants,herbs, oils, tinctures, vitimins, etc; free consult
Club Co   8 Calle 27-00   11 2475-9200  
Cocinart Fashion Kitchens   10 Ave. 5-49   (Plaza Ambia)   14 2366-6905  /06 Similar to Williams Sonoma with high quality kitchen items;  Crocs brand shoes; Carolina speaks English (cell 5868-1467)
El Pacifico   2a Ave 1-74   9 2427-4444 Hardware
House & Green   Genesis 10 Bldg.,  12 Calle between 1 & 2 Ave   10   Large kitchen & restaurant supply store with nice quality and selection
MAX   Proceres and Pradera malls; on Reforma; other locations   10   Good selection of home entertainment, electronics, appliances, computers, etc.
Novex   Ave. Los Proceres   10    
Office Depot   Los Proceres 19-42, Zona 10  AND  8 Calle 27-00, Zona 11     2475-9200  
Price Mart     (need to join)   22 Avenida 18-46 (at Los Proceres)   10 2279-3000 Similar to Sam's Club
Radio Shack   Pradera Mall,  Los Proceres & 25 Ave   10   Standard Radio Shack
Sears   8 Calle 27-00   11 2475-9200  
Sonido Seguro   4 Ave 11-24   10 2277-9999 Audio/video entertainment for home, car & business
Sophos bookstore   Ave La Reforma 13-89   10 2334-6797 Lonely Planet guides in English
SHOPPING MALLS            
Cemaco / Unicasa Bldg Mall   Blvd Los Proceres at 6th Ave   10   Besides Cemaca, many mid-level stores including the Weekend Store (Columbia sportswear), lots of clothing and shoes, cosmetics, food court
Century Plaza Mall   15 Ave 6-01   13   Small mall with small high-end kitchen store, yoga studio/store that sells mats and other equipment
Geminis 10 Mall   12 Calle between 1 & 2 Ave   10   Post office sub-street level; 2 office supply stores, big book store, House & Green (excellent kitchen store), sports stores, TGIF & Burger King
Los Proceres Mall   17 Calle & 2nd Ave   10   Large 4 story mall with lots of clothing, large home electronics store (Max), movie theaters (English), 2 food courts and Siman department store
Pradera Mall   Los Proceres & 25 Ave   10   3-story mall.  High end clothes, shoes, jewelry, Radio Shack, GNC, El Museo with English Lonely Planet guides, HyperPaiz grocery, great food court (Taco Bell, Burger King ) and sewing notions (top level)
Simon Mall   5 Ave & 1 Calle   9    
TRANSPORTATION            
Atitours    (previously I.R.C. Travel)   18 Ave. 09-25   12 5720-5268   2471-4487 Miguel Hernandez:  door-to-door shuttle van service throughout Guatemala and to Copan Ruins; private van service available; bus and airline tickets.  Atitours@hotmail.com
I.R.C. Travel  (see above)            
Maya Destinos   13 Calle 3-40  (Edif. Atlantis, #1001)   10 2420-7999 Harry/Shilo likes them;  Gladys Santos;  mayadestinos@serviintegrados.com
Taxi by the hour   Edgar Solis     5481-9602 Q60. Per hour
Taxi (metered)   Matrk Antonio (rec by namaste')     5654-5036  
Taxi (metered)   Rudy  (rec by Griffin)     5525-7833  
Van back to the Rio   Roberto and Vicky  7842 6430,  5815 1704,  5618 4504,  7832 2540     5815-1704 $25.00 each with a $75.00 min.
Yellow & Green taxis         2332-1515 Yellow cab are metered and pickup by phone call only;  green metered but roam around city; minimum Q25
 

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