Americas - Central America
Messages: 56,268 - Threads: 7,402
Hello, we'll be travelling from Belize City to Cancun in a few days via ADO overnight bus. I've looked on the forum here and haven't quite been able to find the info I need. 1. the phone number for info posted on these forums in Belize City is for the Caye Caulker water taxi though he does have some info. However, that man says we need to purchase our tickets at the water taxi and then taxi back to the bus station. I've never heard this anywhere before, even from recent ADO bus users. 2. he says the bus fills up every day and we can reserve tickets but must claim those reservations before 4 p.m. It would be difficult for us to get to Belize City by 4.
Does anyone know of any way to purchase advance tickets? There are 6 of us and we want to be sure to get on that bus. Can bus tickets be purchased at the bus station? How early is it recommended to arrive in order to purchase ti... more »
The next 10 days there are several fiestas in the Azuero Peninsula,the heart and soul of old Spanish colonial Panama.
Santa Ana Beach 26-28 July.2012
Traditional dancing,music,food(lots of seafood) and always a good time. Santa Ana is only 10 bu from Chitre,and 3.5 hours from Panama City and 4 hours from David City(via Divisa).
THis event is FREE
Founder's Day Parita,4 August,2012
Lots of horsemen,a rodeo and bullfights!.Plus.live music,dancing and lots of action during this 1 day fiesta!
Parita has interesting old colonial streets,houses and one of the best preserved colonial towns in Panama.The town church dates from 1556. Also,the internationally famous Diablicos maskmaker,Dario Lopez has his workshop on the north end of PArita and always welcomes imp... more »
Can anyone recommend a great dive shop in West Bay (and offers Nitrox as well) which is independent from a Resort. I have seen that most all resorts there have their own dive center. We are looking for an independent dive center if possible and don't want to deal with the hustle and bustle of a large resort. We also want to rent underwater cameras to record our dives.
I'll be in San Ignacio early August. I'd like to take a 1-2 overnight stay in Tikal. Budget and ease-wise, will it be better for me to just bite the bullet and pay for an overnight tour? If it's not too difficult, I'd prefer to make my way to Tikal and find accomodations (possibly booking in advance) instead of paying for a tour from SI. That way I can save some money for diving when I make my way back to Caye Caulker.
i will travel to Panama in October for 2 Weeks.
There are 3 Places i like to visit.
Diving in Coiba National Park. 3 Days 2 Nights
Rain Forest in La Amistad National Park
Spending 2or3 Nights on San Blas.
What do you think for a route?
Staring and Ending is in Panama City.
Arriving in PC is 06.10.2012 at 20.00 o'clock
Departure in PC is 20.10.2012at 12.00 o'clock
Thanks for your help
My friend and I are travelling through central america in december/january. We would love some trip and travel advice on the area. We did south east asia last year and had a ball. We are both wonem in our early 30's and want to see cultural and intersting sights as well as having a good time and being able to have a party at night time!! Our idea is to start in Mexico and make our way down to Panama within three weeks. We have looked at the option of a guided tour but aren't sure if we want to be suck to a strick schedule. If anyone one has any ideas about where to go and the best places to see that would be great. Tips for cheap hotels and cheap travel advice would be great!! Cheers Bec and Kat!!
WestJet has announced that they will be flying twice weekly from Toronto to Liberia beginning late October, and reintroducing their price guarantee policy.
Good news for those who prefer flying WestJet over the very expensive Air Canada flights.
Can anyone tell me is the border between Mexico (Chetumal) and Belize open 24/7 or does it have opening times?
I've been to Costa Rica twice before on vacation. I want to go there for 2-3 months starting December. I have a few problems/questions that I've been trying to solve. If anyone has any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.
- I am looking to rent a FURNISHED place on or very close (walking distance) to the beach without going broke because I want to surf (beginner level surfer). I have been to Jaco and although some people might think it's seedy I never had any issues. I am open to other beach locations as well as I have been reading a bit on Tamarindo. I have searched Craigslist often for places but I'm not sure if this is the place to go to get a good deal (and not get scammed out of money) on a furnished place.
- Reliable internet is key as I work remotely. I have read reliable internet can be hard to find in Costa Rica. I'm sure it's more stable in San Jose but I have...
My family is looking for a place to stay in the northern/northwestern part of costa rica. Would montezuma be appropriate? Is montezuma a family friendly town? We don't want something overrun by tourists, but at the same time we want to be comfortable.. I don't really have a sense of what Montezuma is like, so any comments about that would be super helpful!
Hy! Does anyone have an idea how and where to rent a car with driver in Honduras? I would like to take La ruta Lenca in private car with driver, starting in Tegucigalpa and finish in Copan Ruinas.
Thanks for your help,
I'll be flying into Flores and visiting Tikal. Are Tikal and Lamanai very similar or different?
While vastly different, I'm trying to decide on how to spend some days and narrowed it down to Lamanai or kicking up to Cancun area to snorkel with whale sharks. Lamanai sounds really interesting but I have done similar up the boat into the jungle trips in Borneo, Vietnam, and Uganda. The whale sharks day trip sounds fantastic but Cancun, Playa del Carmen, etc. don't sound like places that I would much like beyond the snorkel trip but I am flying out of Cancun. Has anyone done both? Thoughts? Yes, I know how random this question is.
In one week we're flying to spend our holidays in Panama & Costa Rica and though we do have pretty clear what to do in Panama, we still are a litle bit lost with Costa Rica, as we don't have many time 10/12 days and we would like to avoid the hyper crowded and touristic places as Tortuguero or Manuel Antonio.
We want to enjoy nature, some divings and hikings...we're a backpacker couple.Do you recommend any route? We are entring to Costa Rica by road from Panama. Do you think that the best is to go with the bus straight to San Jose, rent a car there and go back south or we can rent a car some place close to the border and then drop it off in San Jose to catch the plane back home?
Any good place for diving?
Your tips and reccomendations are of big help for us. Thanks a lot!!!!!
;-) L & C
I have been to Guatemala twice, the last time being in 2008 and have stayed in Flores, Coban, Antigua, and Panajachel. I'm thinking about visiting again in early 2013 (January or February) for 10 weeks or so. I would like to stay in a few places for an extended period of time, say a month or more. Any suggestions on nice locations (new for me) that are cheaper if possible, laid back, more rural but still with some activities, entertainment and stores/ supplies?
I have never been there during that period of the year so was wondering if it gets cold in certain areas, rainy, etc.
I have also been to Tikal, Semuc Champey, and hiked Volcan Pacaya... the usual touristy stuff.
Any suggestions, tips, advice, safety precautions, etc. is greatly appreciated... THANKS!
I am just starting to plan a trip down south. I am curious which may be better for my buck and easier to travel. What would you recommend? Any tips would be amazing!
Welcome & Getting Started
Our Community Guidelines and Community FAQs will help you get started.
Businesses and commercial interests please note, this is a strictly no advertising community. Our members do not tolerate solicitation or guerilla marketing, and accounts are for travellers only.
Email: email@example.com with feedback or questions.
Join us on Facebook & Twitter
Follow us on Twitter @lonelyplanet for the best in travel tips and inspiration.
If you’re on Twitter, tag your travel related tips with #lp and we’ll share the best of them with our community of followers.
Check out all our reviewed and recommended accommodation and book online.