- Belize City
- Punta Gorda
- Rio Dulce
- Puerto Cortes (castle)
- Honduras: Teguchigalpa
- Nicaragua: Managua
- Leon (cathedral, Recollecion, Calvario, Subtiala)
- Granada (lake, horse carriages)
- Costarica: San Jose
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.
Trip difficulty: moderate to difficult
Length: 20 days