6 weeksish in Central America
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Mar 27, 2013 4:38 AM Last Post By: BOOMER1
Mar 26, 2013 6:21 AM
6 weeksish in Central AmericaOk so have quite a few questions so appreciate your patience.
So I have about ten days with one girl going out first at end of June. We are going to do Costa Rica then.
The other girls are coming out then round the 12th July, we will do Guatemala then for maybe two weeks or a little less.
Then up to Mexico for the remainder, finishing in Cancun/ Playa Del Carmen area. Boys are coming out then for two or three weeks.
Is that a good route or would you suggest anything?
Not sure what I should be looking to book at this stage also. Obv international flights to Costa Rica and out of Cancun. I know I’ll have to get a flight from Costa Rica up to Guatemala. Would you know how much I should expect to pay for that? Will we need any more internal flights then do you think? Can we then travel by bus around Guatemala and into Mexico?
We get a little stuck when it comes to Mexico as its so big. We were thinking we’d cross the border of Guatemala and do that area North of Guatemala (there’s a few places but don’t have the names on me now). Then heading over to the East coast. But would we have to fly there or can we bus it? If so how long would it be? Are we missing anything really good in Mexico? Figure we don’t have time to do the North or Mexico City.
Any suggestions would be great. We will be staying in hostels but not totally roughing it either I think. Thanks
Mar 26, 2013 6:55 AM
1I am not clear at all on how many days you have where.
But you can bus between Costa Rica and Guatemala, via Tica Bus or King Quality, these busses run between the Capitals. of you can take local busses for towns near the borders and cross between countries that way. From San Jose CR to Guatemala City is about 3 days travel.
For north of Guatemala, you have the Flores and Tikal Ruins area. You can bus from there to the Belize Border, then from there, to Yucatan and Cancun.
A flight from CR to GC will not be cheap usually, at least $300 and usually not direct, check TACA and COPA.
Mar 26, 2013 7:11 AM
2Sorry! I will have about ten days in Costa Rica, Two weeks in Guatemala and Three Weeks in Mexico. Or a little less in Guatemala and more in Mexico. Don't really want to spend three days busing it from Costa Rica to Guatmala as don't have much time. We weren't going to do Belize either but cross the Northern border of Guatemala straight into Mexico, again cos of limited time. Thanks for your reply though. I'll check out those buses anyway.
Mar 26, 2013 8:01 AM
3If you are going to Tikal, and want to go to Yucatan, then you would go to Belize, then to Chetumal, then to Tulum and up the coast to Cancun.
You dont mention interest, but for Costa Rica, two weeks is time for 4 national parks or so, depends wether you rent a car, or what activities you want from hiking, surfing to river rafting to nature and wildlife. Same goes for Guatemala, most would hit Antigua, Atitlan and then Xela, or the Rio Dulce/Livingston area, or the Semuc/Lanquin/Coban area. There is a overnight bus from GC to Santa Elana/Flores, the doorstep to Tikal ruins.
Check the FAQ for all the info you need on all these areas and routes,
Mar 26, 2013 8:40 AM
4central america is enough for 6 weeks. dont need to go galavantin around in mexico, too --- except for the cancun airport. most of us here are down on playa del carmen. its touristy to the nth degree, even on non-cruiseshipper days. It is thorn tree suicide to verbally characterize the place on cruise ship days. Tulum is the best place to hang, on the way out. there's a airport shuttle from there.
you might get better quality answers if you dont ax so many questions in one thread. you can post as many threads as you want, for free.
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Mar 26, 2013 8:57 AM
Mar 26, 2013 9:42 AM
6You can get from Flores to Palenque and avoid going through Belize but I would probably book that through an agency since I don't know the way myself. That area north of Guatemala is the state of Chiapas and is worth a visit. The poster seems to be a bit unsure of what, where and how so maybe some further reading would be a good idea. It is a big jump from Costa Rica to Guatemala and it will cetainly require a larger budget to fly. I personally would keep it in Guatemala, Belize and Mexico for the entire 6 weeks as there is plenty to do. By the way, the women seem to love Playa del Carmen.
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