Those on a budget will be glad to know that, with a little advance planning, you can cross the two of the main borders between Mexico and Guatemala on your own and for a fraction of the price offered on private shuttles.
Ask Emily what her favourite country was in Latin America and Mexico will always be the immediate response. And with so much there for travellers to discover, it's no real surprise that we simply have to return one day.
Part of our 'what do things cost?' series, this article outlines the typical costs in Mexico for a budget backpacker, to allow us (and you) to make a comparison of living and travel costs across Latin America.