Americas - Central America
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I am planning either a 3 week Gap or Intrepid tour to Southern Mexico,Guatemala & Belize for 3 weeks in July.
Last year I travelled from Antigua, Guatemala to San Jose, Costa Rica and loved it!
Here is the GAP trip:http://www.gadventures.com/trips/mayan-adventure/CAM/2012/
And the Intrepid Tour:http://www.intrepidtravel.com/trips/qsc#overview
This is a map of the tour:
I would appreciate your feedback on:
1) Whether you would go for GAP or Intrepid?
2) What do you think of the trip & itinerary?
Thanks so much!
PS: I did this trip last year and really enjoyed it:
http://www.gadventures.com/trips/volcano-adventure/CGAS/2012/ more »
Goin feb 26 - march 9.. Possible/logical to do San jose to puntarenas to tamarindo to arenal to Puerto viejo on carribean then around to dominical/uvita in two weeks via rental car? Any "do not miss" advice? Hotels/restaurant suggestions in those areas?
Thanks for any offered advice.. Pura vida
i was wondering if anyone could tell me about how long it would take to drive from guatemala city to la blanca osco de san marcos my grandparents live there and i am planning a trip to see them.
I just got back from 3 weeks in Nica and thought I would share my experience! There were 2 of us traveling so all prices are for double rooms.
I arrived in Managau at 2:15 am, had a room booked at Managua Hostel Backpacker's Inn ($25.00), I also had paid $20.00 for a shuttle from the airport (room and shuttle were paid online through the website). The shuttle never showed up so we took a cab to the hostel ($15.00). When we arrived at the hostel we had to walk down the street to the 2nd location since the "main" hostel was full. Crappy room with a fan, I would not recommend this place. (they did return our shuttle fee)
The next morning we hopped a bus to San Jorge, then on to Ometepe. We stayed at Hotel Ometepe ($30.00 w/ A/C) for 2 nights, rented an ATV for $70.00 which we drove up to San Ramon Waterfall. The waterfall was beautiful and totally worth the hike. Someone s... more »
Does anyone have any good recommendations for low intensity but great hikes in Costa Rica. I will be there with a 6 mo pregnant friend at the end of April. She's fit & a good hiker but won't have the stamina for much more than 2-3 hrs. Though we'd like to see more than the road & the most basic of treks.
We will be renting a car & don't know which area we're going to focus on yet. Trying to first get a feel for where we can do the most. Any & all suggestions are appreciated.
My fiance and I are just finishing up as Peace Corps Volunteers in Guyana and are looking to travel through Central America before we head back to the States. Being volunteers, we are restricted to a tight budget, but want to see as much of Belize/Guatemala, and Costa Rica as possible. We don't have very fast internet in country and are limited to the amount of time/opportunities to research possible itineraries, travel logistics once in country/region, hotels/hostels, etc. So, I'm asking any and all people in the know, please help us out!
Here is a timeline of the trip:
Mid-March - arrive in either Belize or Guatemala. Spend ten days in one or both of the countries. After a week and a half, fly to Costa Rica and spend another ten days. Then she would fly home while I continued traveling south to meet another volunteer in Peru.
And here's what I'm asking:
What wo... more »
We're currently in Utila and want to make our way to Caye Caulker. We have plenty of time but not as much money. Flights are not an option. We realize the distance between the 2 countries is small but there doesn't seem to be a simple, inexpensive transport option.
I have 2 questions:
1. Can anyone recommend the most cost effective route to get from Utila to Caye Caulker? We prefer public buses and/or shuttles.
2. Since we have time, we don't have to go direct and can stop in cities along the way if anyone has any ideas as to how to break up the long journey?
I searched the forums and found this info about public bus transport:
"The other option is to take regular public buses between Belize's
western border at Benque Viejo through Guatemala to Honduras. Coming
from Honduras, one route would be to make your way to Puerto Barrios
+or Rio Dulce, Guatema... more »
Gi guys, does anyone knows if its possible to go to corcobado natural park in costa rica from bocas del toro, in panama without going trough san jose? Nobody is doond that but from almirante to david is 4hrs, and from.david to ciudad neily (quite near to corcovado park) tjere are also buses.
I am going to Guatemala for a while but was thinking about spending my last couple days surfing and hanging out in El Salvador. So I have a couple questions and people on here have always been really helpful. What are my options for traveling from Guatemala to El Salvador? I will be traveling solo and have surfed before but have only done it a couple times. Where would be a good place to surf, hangout, and sleep but also be easy to get to San Salvador to fly out?
We are wondering if there are options for a long (jungle) day-hike in the Cayo district (we're staying near San Ignacio), preferably self-guided. We're all experienced hikers, in great shape, and just want to get out somewhere a little more remote for a day. I've heard Cockscombe is great, but it's unlikely we'll have time to get down there. I haven't read about any options similar to Cockscombe near Cayo...? We're in Cayo for the ruins (Tikal, Caracol), but want a serious hike also!
Looking to do some surfing in and around Las Peñitas this April. Are there good spots for beginners there? Any recommendations on other places near by to surf as well. Is a rental car needed?
Anyone knows what time the Ticabus leaves from Lèon to Tegucigalpa? ;O)
Anyone konows what time the Ticabus leaves from Léon to Tegucigalpa? Can´t seam to find it anywhere....... ;O)
Ive been working in Canada doing a ski season, and have had enough of the winter and have decided to head to Central America for some sun for 4 weeks before returning to the states to head to Coachella Music Festival.
Ive already booked a flight to belize city arriving at the start of march and find myself overwhelmed by the amount of things to do in this region.. Il definitely be hitting up caye caulker etc. But would really appreciate some suggested itineraries on what to do!
Im 22 and will be traveling solo, looking to keep things pretty cheap and really indulge in the beach atmosphere..but looking for some great partying along the way!
Any help would be awesome guys
For braxman and enroutesiglo, bringing you greetings directly from Hotel Posada Doña Leonor in Uspantán. I was walking around on the street tonight and felt totally safe. It is wonderful being here, feeling so far from the usual tourist filled sites.
The road from Cobán was quite passable today, though clearly it all depends on how heavy the rain has been. The landslide area is dramatic - wish it had been possible to get decent photos but really impossible from a minibus which is bouncing through mud and rocks.
I will continue on to Nebaj after taking the morning to wander about a bit more here. Thanks again for the pre-trip help.
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