From the velvety waters to the courteous officials, the transition from the shores of Belize to those of Guatemala encapsulate the character of this nation.
On our Central American adventure, we crossed every border on our own and with public transport. Along the way, we picked up some insights and had some experiences which we hope will be useful for any traveller following a similar route.
With only a few days left in Colombia, we wanted to go out on a high. And as so often on this trip, climbing a volcano was the answer. And within Azufral, we found a gorgeous lake perhaps more at home in Iceland than in Colombia.
The Costa Rica-Panama border crossing is relatively simple to do independently. Here's our guide on the transport, and the fees when crossing rom Puerto Viejo to reach Bocas del Toro, Boquete or David City.