Orange Walk, Belize: Arrived 5/8/16 and left 5/11/16, while here we toured the ruins at Lamanai which involved a hour boat ride there and back. Saw lots of monkeys and even got to feed one. It was a good day with a great tour guide and all for only 50 USD. Stayed at a very nice hotel in town, probably the nicest in town. Town felt rather depressed, had a really hard time finding any good meals here, tacos here in Belize are not like Mexican tacos.
San Ignacio, Belize: Arrived 5/11/16 and left 5/13/16. Stayed at a place called the Midas that we booked on AirBnB, was advertised as someones spare room but when we arrived it was a huge three story house converted into a hotel with cabins and cabanas out back. Huge pool with bar with music that went into the night. Pool felt nice but way more than the quiet little place we were expecting. Went to an awesome gym while here. Town itself felt rather depressed but lots of eco-tourist activities in surrounding area so many people come here to visit.
Flores, Peten, Guatemala: Arrived 5/13/16 and left 5/15/16. Beautiful little island in Northern Guatemala.
Cajux, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala On 5/15/16 we spent the night up in the mountains near Cajux.
Lanquin, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala: Stayed here on 5/16/16 for one night. Interesting place with some amazing caves and beautiful river. Dirt road in and out so got more practice on the dirt.
San Agustin Acasaguastlan, El Progreso, Guatemala stayed here for one night on 5/17/16.
Morales, Izabal, Guatemala, Stayed here overnight on 5/18/16. Hotel was basic but gave us a clean safe place to sleep for the night and the little town had a great gym to work out in.
Antigua, Sakcatepequez, Guatemala: Arrived 5/20/16. Stayed for almost 6 weeks here, enrolled in Spanish school, volunteered at a little school in one of the outlying towns, made some wonderful friends and rolled out of town on June 29.
Panajachel, Sololá, Guatemala, stayed here on 6/29/16. It’s the largest of the towns along Lake Atitlan. Beautiful drive in over a mountain pass. Our hotel was right in the busy part of town with street vendors selling things all along the street, was kinda loud but with ear plugs we slept well. Hotel had secure parking for our bikes.
Mazatenango, Suchitepéquez, Guatemala. Stayed here on 6/30/16 at the Villa Isabel on the highway right before town. Really nice clean hotel and they are dog friendly which is always a plus.
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Playa El Zonte, El Salvador. Stayed here for two nights starting 7/2-7/3/16. Hotel felt more like a hostel but it was right off the beach and not a lot of people.
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Santiago, Nonualco, La Paz, El Salvador, Spent 7/5/16 here, found great little gym in town where were got to workout. Stayed in an auto hotel just outside of town.
Amarillo, El Salvador. On 7/6/16 we stayed just 10 minutes from the Honduran border.
Somotillo, Nicaragua. Spent here 7/7/16, for one night. Cost us $15 USD, our bath was a large garbage can filled with water, basic but it worked.
Granada, Nicaragua. July 8-11, 2016. spent 3 days here and then came back for one more day Stayed at Surfing Donkey. Beautiful little city, had a similar feel to Antigua, Guatemala.
San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua. July 11 – 22, 2016. Spent 10 days here. The first three days were spent in a place called Elizabeth’s Hostel, had a kitchen and two double beds but every night they turned off the water until about 7am. After this, we met a local restaurant/bar owner who had a spare room and let us stay there for the remainder of the time. Went on surfing excursions, motorcycles rides, worked out at their local gym called The Fight Club, and did yoga almost every morning. Met some wonderful people and definitely will go back.
Santa Cruz, Isle of Ometepe, Nicaragua Stayed here from July 23-24, 2016 at this wonderful little place called Hostel Santa Cruz for two nights, Had a beautiful view of the volcano.
Canes, Costa Rica, July 24, 2016. Spent one night here in a clean little place called Hotel Canas and the town had a gym less than two blocks from the hotel. Gym was called Cono Gym where we got a good workout in before hitting the road.
Esterillas Oeste, Costa Rica. July 25, 26, and 27, 2016. Spent three nights here in a cute little AirBnB that we were lucky enough to run across the owner in the Farmacia and got to talking and she gave a discounted price. Beautiful little place with amazing view of the mountains.
Pavones, Costa Rica. July 28 and 29, 2016. Camped two nights here right by the beach. Great little beach town, has all the needed services but no gas station. Was about a hour plus ride on dirt road to get here but well worth the ride.
San Jose, Costa Rica. July 30, 2016. Stayed one night here in a clean little hotel called Hotel Boston. In a rough part of the city but the owners ran it well and we had no troubles here. Had to park our bikes around the corner in a lot but always had an attendant on duty and we removed all of our bags and locked the bikes up together to a steel pole.
Matina, Limon, Costa Rica. July 31, 2016.
Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, August 1-14, 2016. Stayed here at Cabina Larry’s.
San Jose, Costa Rica, August 15-24, 2016. Stayed at TripOnOpenHouse Hostel until time for our flight back to the states.
Humboldt County, California, August 25-September 21, 2016
San Jose, Costa Rica, September 21-25, 2016, Again stayed at TripOnOpenHouse.
Palmar Norte, Costa Rica September 25-26, 2016
Santiago, Panama September 26-27, 2016
Panama City, Panama, September 27-29, 2016
Portobelo, Panama, September 29-October 3, 2016
Wild Card Sailboat October 3-8, 2016