Welcome to the Travel Forums

Why join TravelBlog?

  • Membership is Free and Easy
  • Your travel questions answered in minutes!
  • Become part of the friendliest online travel community.
Join Now! Join TravelBlog* today and meet thousands of friendly travelers. Don't wait! Join today and make your adventures even more enjoyable.

* Blogging is not required to participate in the forums

Bus, boat, train?

I am traveling through all mainland countries in central america
13 years ago, August 24th 2008 No: 1 Msg: #46585  
I'm a guy who has nothing planned for my trip except im landing in guatemala city, then straight to belize, after that I'll be going south ending in Panama City. I would love some recommendations of ways to travel between the countries. (if you know any cool places to stay, that would also be appreciated) Reply to this

13 years ago, August 26th 2008 No: 2 Msg: #46724  
Hi, I'm basically doing the same thing, but the other way round- I've travelled mainly by chicken bus, simply because I love it! I'm currrently in Guatemala, but I'm planning to get to Belize by boat. It really depends on what you want out of your trip, some people can't be bothered with the bus and end up flying if they have a long distance to cover, others use Tica buses (they link all the capitals), and others chicken bus it all the way! It really is up to you!
Cool places to stay- I've just been in a hostel called Mama's y Papa's in Tacuba, El Salvador, and loved it there. I found Perquin great, but don't expect too much out of the accomodation there! On Little Corn Island, Nicaragua, Elsa's is a fun place to stay if you don't mind uninvited guests such as wild cats/ crabs/ cockroaches. In Copan, Honduras, Moise's Hostel (that's the name as I remember it, I might be very wrong!), opposite the more expensive (and often full) Cafe ViaVia, is another nice place to stay. There have been others, but I can't remember them all right now!
Have a great trip! Reply to this

13 years ago, August 26th 2008 No: 3 Msg: #46727  
thanks sophie, im happy you took time to answer😊 chicken bus sounds interesting is it just less of an express bus than the tica? like a local bus going to more rural areas? im going to belize the straight after landing in guatemala! would be interesting to know where you can take the boat and prices. Reply to this

13 years ago, August 26th 2008 No: 4 Msg: #46786  
I did it all by chicken bus and boat ... except for one overnight stint on the Tica bus (the chicken buses don't run at night). Carl - I did the boat across from Belize, to Livingston, Guatemala ... easy enough to sort out when you get there. The LP has the prices.

Sophie - How good is Elsa's?! Little Corn is definitely one of my favourite spots in the world! Reply to this

Tot: 0.018s; Tpl: 0.008s; cc: 4; qc: 18; dbt: 0.0039s; 1; m:saturn w:www (; sld: 1; ; mem: 1.1mb