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Using San Pedro Sula as starting point

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Using San Pedro Sula as starting point


I'm thinking about flying into San Pedro Sula near Christmas, renting a car and driving around Guatemala, Honduras, Belize and Salvador (not particular plans yet) for about 2 weeks. Would like to see Mayan ruins, old towns, nice beaches, etc. I do not speak Spanish.

How safe is it? And how difficult is it to get by without knowing Spanish?

Any comments and suggestions are welcome!

Thank You all in advance.

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1. Re: Using San Pedro Sula as starting point

With just 2 weeks I'd stick to Honduras - you can find all you name there. In addition to having too little time to go from country to country, it's unusual to find rental agencies that will let you cross borders with their cars. You'll be able to cram in more of everything that's great about traveling if you spend less time on the road.

If you stay on the main tourist track and drive during daylight hours you should be ok safety and language-wise. My photos and trip reports are below in case you're interested. Good luck!


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2. Re: Using San Pedro Sula as starting point

If you will drive using a Garmin GPS it would be safer, bring one yourself as rental companies do not provide that service yet, if you need a GPS map visit www.travelinghonduras.com to buy one

Have fun

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