Costa Rica is fascinating and beautiful; there are tropical rain forests, active volcanoes, and white sand beaches that stretch as far as the imagination. The country is by far the most developed of all Central American countries. There are presently over hundreds of thousands North-Americans living in Costa Rica and the number is growing daily.
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If you desire to continue your journey past Costa Rica and dip into South America you’ll need to ship your car around an area called the Darien Gap. The cost for shipping a car around the Gap is at least $1,000.00 dollars. It could go up to as much as $1,800 depending upon weight and […]
Brownsville & Valle Hermosa, The Border The roads on the gulf route are not nearly as bad as they used to be. The scenery is varied and beautiful. Depending on what time you cross the border into Mexico through Brownsville, you may choose to either stay in Valle Hermosa (Beautiful Valley) or continue on toward […]
San Diego—Tijuana Border Crossing There are five things you need when driving your vehicle into Mexico for more than a few days: 1. A tourist card. 2. A passport stamp. 3. A temporary vehicle importation permit. 4. A temporary vehicle importation permit sticker to put by your rearview mirror. 5. Mexican auto insurance. Get a […]
The people of Guatemala have endured years of internal struggle, but you would never realize it from the smiles on their faces as you drive through the miles of farmland. This page is about driving your vehicle through Guatemala.
This stretch of highway extends into the mountains utilizing a road in good condition. The driving is straightforward without too much confusion. Once you leave Guaymas follow the signs for Obregon and Navojoa. While I was driving along this section I was really tired and thus I pulled off to the side of the road, […]
Nicaragua is picturesque, from the jagged lava-rock beaches to the gigantic lake in the south that houses the worlds only fresh water sharks. Driving to Nicaragua from the USA can be a wonderful adventure.
The people of Honduras are extraordinary. You can always expect a smile and a friendly warm embrace wherever you go. Like most of the countries in this region the majority of the people are poor. Honduras is a country stuck in time, not succumbing to the ideals and fast-paced occidental societal pressures that have taken […]