MESO AMERICA

Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costarica

Mar 9-26, 1990


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The highlights of this trip were the Mayan ruins of the Mayan route in Guatemala and Honduras ad the colonial towns of Nicaragua and Honduras.
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Itinerary

  1. Guatemala
  2. Tikal
  3. Belize:
  4. Unantunich
  5. Ambergris
  6. Belize City
  7. Punta Gorda
  8. Livingston
  9. Rio Dulce
  10. Entrerios
  11. Celchado
  12. Puerto Cortes (castle)
  13. Honduras: Teguchigalpa
  14. Ceiba
  15. Santarosa
  16. Nicaragua: Managua
  17. Leon (cathedral, Recollecion, Calvario, Subtiala)
  18. Granada (lake, horse carriages)
  19. Costarica: San Jose

Notes

Trip difficulty: moderate to difficult
Season: September-April
Length: 20 days
  • Pictures of Guatemala and Belize
  • Puerto Barrios: Hotel del Norte is a fascinating hotel.
  • You can hike from Puerto Barrios to Honduras in less than four hours, but once in Honduras, you have to get a ride from somebody to the town of Puerto Cortes (where immigration is)
  • Rain season in Guatemala is May through October, and it rains 50% of the time.
  • Unfortunately, crime is on the rise in Guatemala (2001). Tikal is as dangerous as any other place in Guatemala. Robberies, shootings and especially rapes of tourists occur frequently in and around Tikal. Police seem to tolerate crime: very few police officers are to be seen among the ruins. You are basically on your own. Tour buses between Belize and Tikal are the least safe of all means of transportation: that's precisely what bandits are after. You're much safer hitchhiking or taking a regular, slow Guatemalan bus.

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