75. Highlights of Central America

Although, technically Central America starts at southern Mexico for us the big change (culture, language, food, scenery etc) started as soon as we entered Mexico at Calexico, California last year. Usually, travellers we came across with, spend 2-4 months in Central America which, let’s be honest is enough too.

This part of our journey will never be forgotten; we visited beautiful places, met absolutely excellent value people who we made friends hopefully for life, we experienced every climate Central America can offer and enjoyed the trip with its ups and downs. By the time we got to the far end of Panama we knew it was time to move on.

In Central America
We travelled through all 8 countries (we thought we might have to give El Salvador a miss due to right-hand-drive vehicle law, but we made it in and it was a very good thing)
We travelled 10 months
We travelled approximately 30.000 km
We stayed at 164 camp spots
Longest stay was in Mexico 5 months
Shortest day was in Nicaragua 6 days

My highlights:
MEXICO
Drive through the Copper Canyon, Chihuahua, MX
Las Posas, Xilitla, San Luis Potosí, MX
Cave of Swallows – Sótano de las Golondrinas, San Luis Potosí, MX
San Miguel de Allende,  Guanajuato, MX
Raíces de la Tierra, Zacatecas, MX
Parque Nacional El Chico, MX
Staying at OO and making friends there, Santa Maria de Tule, Oaxaca, MX
Driving along the Carretera Frontera, MEX307 in Chiapas, MX
Visiting the archaeological site, Yaxchilan, Chiapas, MX
Tulum is still our favourite beach ever. Spent a week there with the wonderful Lizzybus team. Tulum, Quintana Roo, MX
BELIZE
Sarteneja, BZ
a week in Riversdale with new friends, Placencia peninsula, BZ
GUATEMALA
Nebaj and Todos Santos Cochumatan, GUAT
San Marcos, Lake Atitlan, GUAT Meeting new friends and spend Christmas here
EL SALVADOR
Perquin, ES
La Montaňona, ES
HONDURAS
Copan Ruin and the area, HON
Making friends in Trujillo, Colon, HON
COSTA RICA
Making friends at Finca Cañas Castilla, La Cruz, CR
Punta Uva beach, CR
PANAMA
Coffee tour at Coffee Ruíz, Boquete, PA
Sailing through the Panama Canal, Colon, PA

Next, South America…

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