Panama

CRAW Region #1, Country #7: Panama Geographically speaking, Panama is certainly a part of Central America. However, the familiar refrain of the histories of the other countries abruptly ends with Costa Rica. From the indigenous people to the Spaniards, and into the last century, Panama has always been more closely Read more…

Costa Rica

CRAW Region #1, Country #6: Costa Rica I will tell you now, that Costa Rica is going to be your favorite country so far. And that is not only because you have the least chance of being robbed or killed here! I think it will be the incomparable scenery. Costa Read more…

Nicaragua

CRAW Region #1, Country #5: Nicaragua Your entry into Nicaraugua is something special. You depart Guasaule, Honduras and cross Rio Guasaule into Guasaule Nicaraugua. Your Nicarauguan tour will be one of the most scenic of the trip so far. You can breathe a sigh of relief, as Nicaraugua is the Read more…

Honduras

CRAW Region #1, Country #4: Honduras Our trip thru Honduras is the shortest time we will spend in any of the Central American Countries, as we pass only across the small projection between El Salvador and Nicaragua that connects Honduras to the Pacific at the Bay of Fonseca. The Bay Read more…

El Salvador

When you think of the stereotype of a banana republic, you are thinking about El Salvador. Before the Spanish Conquest present-day El Salvador was in the territories of three different indigenous states along with several principalities.  Map by Juan Migue showing the political makeup of Central America at the time Read more…

Guatemala

CRAW Region #1, Country #2: Guatemala Entering Guatemala from the Mexican state of Chiappas, we are finally in the heart of Maya country. So often we think of the succession of MesoAmerican cultures as almost monolithic. The Olmec, Toltec, Maya, Aztec, etc. as if they held sway over the entirety Read more…

Mexico

CRAW Region #1, Country #1: Mexico We start our journey around the planet with Latin America, the scene of a collision of colossal proportions, where three of the earth’s great tectonic plates all come together. The North American plate is moving south, the Pacific plate is scraping across its west Read more…

Region 1 – Entry Point

Travel through Mexico to Central American Countries (From Banderas News): Mexican authorities require that all international transit of persons ( transmigrantes ) and merchandise from the U.S. through Mexico, destined for Central America, be handled only at the Los Indios Bridge located south of Harlingen, Texas, on Route 509. Every Read more…