El Petén Travel Guide
Public phones are few and far between in Guatemala, but most towns have offices where you can place both national and international calls. The easiest way to place a call is from your hotel. Guatemala's country code is 502; there are no local area codes. Guatemala recently switched from a seven-digit to an eight-digit telephone system. All numbers in Guatemala City now have a prefix of 2, and all numbers outside Guatemala City have a prefix of 7. The exception is cell-phone numbers, which have a prefix of 5.