An incredible 70 days traveling through Central America (Costa Rica, Guatemala, southern Mexico, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador). I enjoyed the people of each country especially El Salvador. All countries were beautiful but Guatemala is truly magnificent and probably the next destination for travel with my family. With beautiful Antigua ( which is enough alone), Lake Atitlan (one of most beautiful lakes in the world), and Tikal (magnificent Mayan ruins) just to name a few, there is enough to consume as long as you want to stay. It is very inexpensive and as opposed to Costa Rica, the shuttles are inexpensive. Shuttles in Guatemala are between $5-$10 a person depending on where you are going instead of $35-$45 per person in Costa Rica. Guatemala also provides easy access to either southern Mexico, Belize, Honduras or El Salvador. Convinced that Guatemala should be at the top of everyone's travel destinations due to diversity, beauty and inexpensive cost.
|View from hostal roof.|
|Many downtown hotels and restaurants have a courtyard.|
|Shuttle van that transports people to other destinations as an option to riding the local buses.|