My girlfriend and I will be in Cancun, Mexico from the 2nd October this year and from there we have to get down to Antigua, beside Guatemala City by the 5th October. Obviously the quickest way is to fly but aside from the flights being ridiculously expensive we'd also like to see as much of the land as we can
I know it sounds ideal but does anyone know of a premier or luxury class bus that we can get all the way from Cancun to Guatemala City? If not, does anyone know what busES we can take to get there? I can't seem to find any decent schedules for that route
Hello Conor and Vicki 😊
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Hey guys - just go to the bus stop and book whilst you're there - easier when dealing with Central America to do stuff when you are on the ground. You'll find once you get to Guatemala they barely have offices for some of these buses, let-alone websites! This gives you more flexibility in terms of dates and checking out the bus for yourself too.
Where do you plan to cross to Guatemala? Are you skipping Belize? I went from Playa del Carmen to Belize City by bus, then Belize City - out to Caye Caulker and down to Placencia by boat, caught a bus south to Punta Gorda, then crossed to Livingston, Guatemala by boat, boat up the Rio Dulce and bus from there to Guatemala City.
Now about the premier or luxury thing ... don't rob yourself of the true Central American experience!!
Thanks very much Ellen
I get the impression that, as you say, you can't really plan it too well in Central America. I guess there are routes and buses that go where we wanna go but we can get them on the day
We don't really have a plan to cross Guatemala at any particular area. We just have to be in Antigua by the 5th of October. Your route to Guatemala City sounds pretty cool but I don't think we'd have time to go that way
Does what you said about robbing ourselves of the true experience mean that there is no luxury service? I can slum it with the best of them so I don't mind. It's the missus I'd be concerned about. Shhh!!! I hope she's not reading this....
No idea about luxury services! I never looked into it! What are you guys doing in Antigua? Can recommend Earth Lodge is a good place to stay, just outside of town (see my last blog)!. E
We're going to Antigua for a 2 week Spanish course. Then we move on. Chicken buses all the way then I guess
First of all, I don't work for these people but I know they do offer a lot of shuttle services around the area you are interested in. I talked with the owner extensively when I lived in Xela (Quetzaltenango) for a month. I rode their shuttle to Fuentes Georginas and my sister rode the shuttle from Xela to Antigua. They are mini vans and not luxury liners. They were offering a route of Cancun to Xela last March, you might see if they still offer it. Please update us with the info if you contact them.
You must make sure you go to Tulum, Caye Caulker, and Tikal/Flores.