Americas - Central America
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I will be flying from the USA to Peru early next year and have an 8 hour layover in the Panama City airport (from 10 am - 6 pm). I have done some preliminary Googling on the internet and it seems like it's possible to leave the airport and see a bit of Panama City during that time period.
I am not particularly interested in seeing the Panama Canal (which is something I see mentioned a lot). I can also see a lot of tour guide services online that you can hire to take you around for the day, but they charge upwards of $100 for a few hours' tour, which is ridiculous. I am not really the tour group type, and have been traveling independently for awhile now, mostly in Mexico but also Honduras, and as I said earlier I will be coming back from Peru when I'm in PTY. I speak Spanish fluently so I'm not afraid to go out on my own.
I'm not looking for anything too complicated, I'd ju... more »
Hello - I'm in a group of 7 adults traveling to Nicaragua for surf, sun, nightlife, food and relaxing. Problem is we can't find a place to stay that is within walking distance to town that will accommodate all of us.
Ideally we'd like to be on the beach and have a pool. We've been looking in San Juan Del Sur, but are coming up with rentals 10+minute drives from town. We'll have one car, but would like the freedom to travel by foot as well.
Is there more around there in terms of villages, markets, restaurants and/or nightlife? I've only found limited information about the area. Thanks for any help! Looking for a Jan/Feb 2013 weeklong trip.
HI! My name is Cindy Black and I live in Seattle, WA. I just discovered this site and registered! Discovered it when I was researching Costa Rica. I had a ski accident and lost some teeth and now have decided to get some implants. I read that Costa Rica is a top destination for "dental tourism" from the US. I sure can't afford the prices in the US so have decided to come to Costa Rica. Living in Seattle, I am sun-deprived anyway so it would be a win-win.
So far I've found out there are 2 main air hubs, Liberia and San Jose. So perhaps I'll start searching there. But it would be great to be nearer the ocean..... Anyway, does anyone have any info on dentists in Costa Rica? Or, for that matter, what would be a really cool place to go while there, as I've never been there before.... I'm sure I'll have some extra time. Any help would be very much appreciated!
This is a mammoth ask as currently I only have an idea with no knowledge at all about how to execute; hence this post
We are English but would like to drive from probably somewhere in Mexico all the way through Central and South America
- Which country would be the easiest in terms of red tape to buy a car as UK citizens that we can cross borders with
- Would we be able to sell that car at the end of our travels and which country would be the easiest to do this in from a red tape pint of view? Are we best to try and do a loop so we sell in the same country as we bought?
- Which kind of 4x4s are most prevalent in central and south america (if there is just one type) so we would be more assured of spare parts availability
- I presume both petrol and diesel are available in all gas stations but is there a marked price difference?
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We'll be heading out of Roatan on our way eventually to Nicaragua in a few days. I was thinking about taking a bus from La Ceiba to Tegulcigalpa and staying around Valle de Angeles, but just wanted to check with people to see if I'd be missing anything cool between these two cities (that would be fairly easy to reach). Thanks in advance for your advice!
I need to do a ViSA run to Costa Rica.
Can someone give me details of how to get to the border and where to stay.
Cheapest way possible, please !!! :)!
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Just be cautious out there. My wife and I got robbed today by 4 guys with machete and their faces were masked. Not injured but pretty scary. The police and the army are doing an inquiry.
Hey, we are some panamenians and europeans planning a trip from Santiago, Panama to Mexico somewhere (cancun or tapachula?) by car in january 2013.
Anyone with experiences, tips or ideas that could help our planning?
Much appreciated! :)
Anyone know a bar in Panama City showing the rugby on Saturday?
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I am traveling from Nicaragua to Costa Rica. Unfortunately I have to spend a night in Managua to catch the Tica bus to Tegucigalpa and then spend a night there before traveling to the D&D Brewerry. Can anyone who has been there recently give some advice about staying safe/getting from hotel to bus station safely? Our bus departs Managua at 5 AM.
This is kind of a long shot, but I figure this is what travel forums are for!
My wife and I will be staying in Boquete and then traveling to Bocas (via Admiralte) on Wed, January 9th. We'd rather hire a shuttle to go directly there, instead of having to retreat back to David and catch the bus from there. If anyone else wanted to go it would help to reduce the overall cost.
Ideally, would like to leave in the morning but not super early, say around 9-10am, which should get us to Bocas in the afternoon.
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I am wondering if anyone has informationon how to get from main bus station in Liberia to the airport? I have to go pick up a rental car.
I will be traveling from Ometepe to Managua next week. Can anyone give information on a safe way to do this? Id love to bypass Managua all together and go to Granada instead but have been told that is where you have to get on TicaBus for Tegucigalpa.
Is it possible to get American dollars from an ATM in Costa Rica ? And when yes : where ? Airport maybe ?
Thanks for any answer. heinoo
The U.S. last week returned part of the moon to Nicaragua 30 years after former dictator Anastasio Somoza sold it off to a U.S. businessman.
In a private ceremony on Nov. 16, NASA administrator Charles F. Bolden presented Nicaraguan Ambassador Francisco Campbell with a collection of moon rocks that were originally given to the people of Nicaragua by U.S. President Richard Nixon in 1973. The moon rocks, gathered by the crew of the Apollo 11 during the first manned lunar landing, were presented along with a small Nicaraguan flag that made the journey into space.
At some point, the gift was sold to U.S. businessman Bob Stupak, who kept it locked in a safe until his death two years ago, when it was given back to NASA. The U.S. space agency then returned it to the people of Nicaragua via its ambassador in Washington, D.C.
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