I'm looking to travel from Mexico down through Central America by land and am looking for the best way to do this and any issues people have had please!

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    – Mark Mayo
    Jan 20, 2015 at 13:25
  • no worries, please do feel free to edit, it sounds like an amazing trip and I'm sure you'll have tons of specific questions as you go.
    – Mark Mayo
    Jan 20, 2015 at 13:47
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    It is in practice not possible to do this journey over land; you'll have to cross from Panama to Colombia by sea.
    – MastaBaba
    Jan 20, 2015 at 13:55

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I was in Panama in 2013 and was told it is not possible to cross the Colombian border by car/bus/train because there is no road in the middle of the jungle. In fact Wikipedia says about the Panama-Colombia border:

A hostile environment of tropical jungles. There is no road that goes to the border because the Carretera Panamericana (the road that crosses every central american country) is not finished. The only 2 borderline villages are Miel, in Panama, and Sapzurro, in Colombia, both in the Caribbean coast.

I guess you'll have to travel by sea or air from Panama to Colombia.

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    The area is known in English as the Darién gap for this reason.
    – Relaxed
    Jan 20, 2015 at 16:06

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