San Jose & Volcan Irazu , Costa Rica

We traveled from Uvita to San Jose on the long distance Tracopa bus which leaves several times a day from the terminal in Uvita. You buy your tickets before you get on the bus at the store in the station. The ticket seller spoke no English so I used my best Spanish to buy theContinue reading “San Jose & Volcan Irazu , Costa Rica”

Boquete Panama to Uvita Costa Rica by Bus- Crossing the Border

There are two ways to get from Panama to Costa Rica by bus. The fastest and easiest is the Tracopa express bus from David to San Jose which appears to leave at 8:30 am and 1:00 pm. Tracopa has a website with schedules and prices but the schedule on line was not the schedule weContinue reading “Boquete Panama to Uvita Costa Rica by Bus- Crossing the Border”

Panama City to Boquete by Bus with an Unplanned Detour

We started our day shoeless on the San Blais Islands from there we were transported back to Hostel Mamallena in Panama City. They have a bag storage area and they allowed us to leave our bigger bags there for the short trip to the islands. Our plan was to take the overnight bus from PanamaContinue reading “Panama City to Boquete by Bus with an Unplanned Detour”

Panama- Panama City

We flew to Panama City from Belize City on January 1st 2019. The Airport in Belize City is small. When you land, they wheel stairs up to the plane and you walk off onto the tarmac. The single line for customs is long and often overflows outside and on both of our trips there theContinue reading “Panama- Panama City”

Back to Caye Caulker and San Pedro

We started our day in San Ignacio. Our goal was to make the 1:30 pm ferry from Belize City to Caye Caulker. The buses to Belize City from San Ignacio run about every 30 minutes but we were unable to find a schedule anywhere so we just waited until a bus showed up. We caughtContinue reading “Back to Caye Caulker and San Pedro”

Mountain Pine Ridge- Barton Creek Cave and Big Rock Falls

We did this trip with a tour company. Most of the big tour companies in San Ignacio are on the main tourist street, Burns Avenue. Maya Walk looks to be the biggest. We asked there and were told $95 US for Barton Creek and $115 US for Barton Creek and Big Rock Falls. It’s alwaysContinue reading “Mountain Pine Ridge- Barton Creek Cave and Big Rock Falls”

San Ignacio Belize

We have been to San Ignacio twice. Harold and I went in 2017 and we returned on a trip with our adult children in 2019. The town did not change much between the visits so this post reflects both visits. You can get to San Ignacio from Belize City by air conditioned tourist bus forContinue reading “San Ignacio Belize”

El Pilar and Bullet Tree Falls

El Pilar is a largely undeveloped Mayan site in the jungle about 7 miles past Bullet Tree Falls. With 25 plazas and 70 major structures it’s actually three times the size of Xunantunich but very little of it has been excavated. It’s 500 m from the Guatemalan border. The tour companies don’t generally go thereContinue reading “El Pilar and Bullet Tree Falls”

Flores, Guatemala

Most people go to Flores to see Tikal. We did too but we were pleasantly surprised by the town once we got there. Flores is an island which is connected to the much larger town of Santa Elena by a causeway. We traveled to and from Flores by collective from San Ignacio, Belize. You canContinue reading “Flores, Guatemala”