Americas - Central America
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I will be arriving in Costa Rica about midnight June 1st...want to take the express bus to Manuel Antonio that same day. I had read online about getting tickets early and normally I would do something like that at least the day before but obviously am unable to; I was wondering if I would have trouble getting a ticket the same day. If anyone has any experience with that, please let me know your thoughts.
I have a short layover in San Salvador, El Salvador and am being picked up and going on a tour by a tour company there. I have the option of going EITHER to Lake Coatepeque or Joya de Ceren. What would you recommend? I´d be interested to hear all thoughts you might have about either/both.
My fiance and i are looking into places to honeymoon. We've recently been interested in Belize and have 10 days schedule in November. Would anyone be able to recommend the best way to spend these 10 days in Belize? We are both big into out door activities, and are trying to budget out trip as much as possible. Any tips would be great, thanks!
Amy recommendations? The 2 hostels mentioned in lonely planet are quite expensive
I'm currently in the planning stages of a 3 month trip to Central America, flying into Cancun and leaving Panama. From Cancun I'll be going down to Belize fairly quickly after a visit to Tulum. Reason being that 3 months is not as long as I'd like so I will be spending longer in some countries than others.
I'm going to be visiting lots of ruins on this trip, including Tikal and copan but I am in two minds about chitzen itza. It will take a few days out of my time and it sounds like it will be very crowded, but.... It does look amazing. So is it worth the detour and will I forever regret not going or should I use my time to see more elsewhere?
Me and my boyfriend are planning a trip to Central America (from January till... we wanna go home). We want to have some time to travel around, but mostly the trip is meant to work at a volunteer project/organization (in Nicaragua). For now the plan is to find a project for the duration of 4-6 months (although longer could be an option as well).
Now our question... Could someone point us in the direction of a project or organization that could use two volunteers (or one, separate projects are fine too) for a minimum of 4 months???
Our preference is a 'social' project, we're looking to work with people (as in: no animals or constuction projects). It doesn't matter what, could be teaching, could be at an orphanage, anything is fine as long as it has to do with helping people.
If possible it would be great to find a project which can offer us some sort of room and boa... more »
I have been looking for a place to stay in Antigua that is safe, not too expensive and near the central park area. This place sounds almost too good to be true, low rents, website looks lovely, near Merced Cathedral. My concern is why it has not been reviewed by any site and why I cannot find any comments from people who have stayed there. If it is as good as it looks, I would think everyone would be talking about it, especially since I have heard that it is not always easy to find good inexpensive rentals in this area. If anyone has personal experience about this place, I would love to hear it. Also, I welcome the names of any other places in the general area. I am a single woman, looking for studio size. Thank you for any help.
We're staying in Manzanillo before heading to Bocas Del Toro. Does anyone know how long the hike from Manzanillo to Gandoca village? I hear it's 2.5 hours to Punta Mona, but I'm not sure how long it takes to get from there to Gandoca. We have to get to Bocas Town by 4, so I suppose we should get to Gandoca by noon?
Just wondering if anyone has experienced bedbugs in any of the hostels/motels in Nicaragua? Or if they are known to be a big problem there? Thanks!
My girldfriend and I are planning a short trip to Central America for mid July. Originally I was planning a trip to Nicaragua but I'm concerned 9 days isn't enough. Our priorities are to hike/view wildlife/birds especially and log some good dives.
Nicaragua, the downside would seem to be the cost of airfare + a plane ticket to and from little corn. Is 9 days enough for volcano/nature hiking and little corn for at least 10 dives?
Honduras, the downside being I've already been there. Although I haven't been to Roatan (only utila). Where is the best hiking/wildlife viewing that could be combined with Roatan reasonably well?
Mexico, I've been here as well.... although never stayed on Cozumel only dove it from playa. Is there enough wildlife/hiking in the Yucatan? We could include Tulum here as well.
Other options? Panama? Caribbean isl... more »
My friend and I will be spending a week in Santa Teresa on the Nicoya Peninsula, and plan on taking a TicaBus from Liberia to Nicaragua, eventually ending up in San Juan Del Sur. My question is what would be the best way to get to Liberia from the peninsula?
I'm going to Guatemala in June with my boyfriend. We will be arriving early in the morning in Guatemala City. Our plan is to go directly to Atitlan. Any reccomendations on the best way to get there? Should we get the shuttle to Antigua and take a bus from there? Or is there a more direct way? Also if anyone has any recommendations on where to stay in Panajachel that would also be great.
Also, we were wondering if anyone has ever had any trouble with using their ATM cards? I have read about ATM scams and am wondering if we should take our cash out before arriving.
My three friends and I plan to take the train one-way to Colón and then taxi back. Are there any attractions between Panama and Colón that we should stop at because they're tough to get to using public transport?
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