Guatemala/Belize/Honduras - 4 weeks January 2012
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Dec 17, 2012 6:33 AM Last Post By: lapastelita
Dec 10, 2012 11:46 AM
I am 21, went backpacking around Mexico for a month last summer and fell in love with CA and am going back for more - I need tips for my itinrerary and a few other questions please!
We are flying into Guatemala City planning to spend about two weeks in Guatemala - then heading over to Belize for a week-ish, and then going south down into Honduras where we will fly out of San Pedro Sula.
I want to include these places (below) on the trip but can anyone tell me what sensible order and approximate times to spend in each place?
Also if I have missed out something essential, please share!
Fly into: Guatemala City
Antigua – Lake Atitlan
Roatan, Bay Islands
Fly out: San Pedro Sulas (is this airport okay / safe - we will need to spend the night there before as our flgiht is mid-morning)
Thanks people, looking forward to receiving your wisdom!
Dec 10, 2012 12:41 PM
1It may be Cheaper to fly into Cancun MX, make way down Yucatan coast via ruins and and do some diving in Belize, then enjoy Guatemala culture and call it a day. But your plan is possible, it is just that Guatemala has a lot see, Atitlan lake villages are worth 4 nights or more. Getting to Bay Islands is time consuming, when you are all the way up north in Tikal/Belize border, getting to/from BI is a haul, from Copan alone a bus to SPS then another bus to La Cieba, then the last ferry to BI, same in reverse but 2 days to GC non stop moving....ehh
Boat to Belize and dive there from MX, then to Tikal and down to rest of Guatemala.
If you dont need to dive, then fly into GC and hit Copan on the side.
Dec 10, 2012 2:03 PM
Dec 10, 2012 10:19 PM
Dec 11, 2012 6:12 PM
4San Pedro Sulas airport is both OK and safe. I wouldnt want to spend the night there, however. I always fly out around noon, so I can stay at Omoa the night before (2 hr transit). The drift I get is, it's safe enough to stay in downtown SPS.
Dec 17, 2012 1:05 AM
5Thanks everyone, this is really helpful.
I will look to stay in Omoa before flying out of SPS airport - sounds like booking our return from this airport wasnt the best idea but its done now so hopefully the travelling from belize to honduras wont take up too much time and i'm sure there are great things to do everywhere and along the way!
All itinerary advice/tips appreciated... keep 'em coming! :)
Dec 17, 2012 6:18 AM
6You could also spend the last night at D&D Brewery, Lago de Yajoa. It's about the same time to SPS as Omoa. Be warned, dont let them slip you none of their fruited-up beer.
Dec 17, 2012 6:28 AM
Dec 17, 2012 6:33 AM
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