The narrow isthmus connecting the continents of North America and South America; seven countries in total.

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How to get from Belize City to Tikal?

I have heard and read many things about how dangerous Belize City is. I want to get to my destination, Tikal, as soon as possible once I land in Belize City. However, the only bus company that I am ...
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Cheap way to get from Costa Rica to Tikal, Guatemala

I'd like to visit Tikal, Guatemala, but according to Rome2Rio, it's going to cost me at least $600 US to fly, which I find to be an exorbitant amount. What is the cheapest way to get from anywhere in ...
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What are some safe places to travel in South America? [closed]

So for our honeymoon, we're thinking about heading to South America for about 6 weeks. We're outdoorsy people and we're active but as I'm travelling with my wife, I don't really want to go anywhere ...
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Best time of year to scuba dive in Belize/Honduras

I can't seem to find any information on when the best time of year to go scuba diving in Belize or Honduras, only that it's a great place to scuba dive. Does anyone happen to know? Update: Yes, I am ...
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How do I get from Tikal to Belize City?

What are the alternative ways to get from Tikal (Tikal Inn) to Belize City. Looks like there is Tropic Air flying from Flores to Belize and there are buses (also from Flores). Tropic Air site says ...
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Do I need to book my boat trip from Panama to Colombia before I enter Panama?

I've got an Australian passport and I plan to do the boat trip from Panama to Colombia, via the San Blas Islands. I read though that to be allowed entry into Panama, I'll have to provide information ...
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Traveling developer in South/Central America

I am a developer from Amsterdam and I have employers who pay me while I am developing from abroad. The experience is great, I get to see many many things without the need to touch my saving, but in ...
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Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua

I want to go to Costa Rica and I am considering going to Panama and Nicaragua as well. I wonder though, what will I be able to find in Panama and Nicaragua that I will not be able to find in Costa ...
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Can I participate in the farming/harvesting of chocolate/cacao as a tourist anywhere in the world?

Even us chocolate lovers don't know much about where chocolate comes from. It comes from a plant. Can tourists help out where it is grown anywhere? Apparently most cacao/cocoa comes from Ivory Coast ...
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Perfect beach in Central America / Mexico?

I've been to Tamarindo in Costa Rica, Caye Caulker, Belize and several places in Mexico. Of all the beaches I've been to in Central America, Tulum, Mexico offers the ideal combination of pleasant ...
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Mexico to Tierra de Fuego, bus or own car?

I'm planning a PanAmerican route all the way to Tierra de Fuego from Mexico, but I can't get idea what could be better, if rely on public transport or take my car on the road. We are 3 persons, my ...
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Need information on traveling to Montezuma, CR and Panama

I have several questions in one.... I am traveling to Montezuma, CR this coming April. I would need to fly out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. What is the best airport to land in CR and what are the ground ...
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Best flight connections between Amsterdam and Central America

My plan is to visit Central America, let's say Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama in 3 weeks holiday. I still don't have the plans clear, but what I'm interested is to get the best flights for ...
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What is the cheapest travel destination in Central/South America (from Chicago)?

Now, obviously if I simply wanted flight prices I could look that up myself, but there are a multitude of choices and multiple considerations under the word "cheap". First, I'd like a narrowing down ...
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Nappies (diapers) and baby wipes in Panama and Costa Rica

Is it possible to buy (western quality) disposable nappies (diapers) in Costa Rica and/or Panama? In Costa Rica we are planning to be in: La Fortuna, Monteverde, Montezuma, Manuel Antonio In Panama: ...
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Is it worth bringing a stroller to Panama and Costa Rica?

I am wondering if it is worth bringing a stroller with us to Panama and Costa Rica. We will be with our 5 month old baby and 3 year old toddler. We would use the stroller either for the small one (for ...
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Turtle-watching on Isla Bastimentos in Panama

I have read in the Lonely Planet guide for Panama that it is possible to see turtles lay their eggs on Isla Bastimentos in Panama, in particular on the Playa Larga. Unfortunately the guidebook doesn't ...
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Turtle-watching in Costa Rica and Panama in April

Where can I watch the turtles lay their eggs in Costa Rica and Panama in the second half of April? I am mainly interested in places that are accessible by car (4x4 is fine).
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What is considered impolite in Central/South American area

In every culture some actions are considered polite, others rude. For example one should not use left hand when interacting with others in India and Arab countries. Can you please provide some ...
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What to do with your valuables on a low-cost holiday while swimming/diving in Central America?

I am planning to go to central America (Costa Rica + Panama) for a rather budget holiday, and I am wondering what people usually do with their documents, money, cameras, etc. when staying in a budget ...
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La Ruta Maya in 3 weeks: reasonable?

Next winter I would like to go to Central or South America. I'm already looking for some possible itineraries for approximately 3 or 4 weeks. I found La Ruta Maya which sounds pretty interesting. Can ...
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Do long-distances buses run overnight in any country in Central America?

I've travelled quite a bit in both Mexico and Central America before but whereas in Mexico I could often take a bus any time in the night and wee hours of the morning, I can't recall ever seeing such ...
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What is the most active volcano in Central America?

What is the most active volcano in Central America, in terms of eruptions, explosions, lava, gases, etc.? Is it possible to visit it?
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Comparative safety of countries in Central America

When considering general safety for travelers visiting a foreign country, how do the Central American countries compare (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama)? Are ...
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Is it more expensive to buy airline tickets together than separate?

I'm looking for tickets in despegar.com (a travel website for the American continent) and found out that a flight for just one person was about USD $350 incluiding all taxes, and I did the exact same ...
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Driving from US to Central America

Is it possible to drive from the US through Mexico to Central America? What route is recommended, and how long would it take? What safety or immigration/customs concerns would you face?
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Driving from San Antonio to Copan Ruinas, Honduras

I and some friends are taking our vehicles from the US to Honduras. Once we get to Honduras, we're golden. However, navigating the space between San Antonio and Copan Ruinas is tricky. I need some ...
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Website resources for 'out there' jobs related to travel

I've come across a few travel + working websites - which can get you a 'non-standard' job in a remote place - like EscapeTheCity which has had roles from post office master in Antarctica to landmine ...
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Visa for US citizen visiting Nicaragua

When a US citizen travels to Nicaragua, what does it cost to enter the country? How long can the stay be without having a visa or paying a fine? Is there a resource online where up-to-date answers to ...
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Good ways to get around the Darién Gap?

I'm planning a backpacking trip from Central America down to South America. Does anyone have a recommended way of getting around the DariƩn Gap? I read that you can fly, or you can take a boat but ...