Costa Rica

Overlanding from Ft. Lauderdale,Fl to Nueva Gorgona,Panama

Hey DTA's! 2 USA retirees heading south and looking for some cool tent camping spots,explorations & people along the way. We anticipate crossing into Nueva Laredo early Feb.,2014 and have no agenda. Our10'x10' tent connects to the 2002 explorer sport we are driving so we can sleep off ground and still have a decent sized enclosed living area. I'm Sheila (54) & my partner is Ralph (61). If you are out there now or will be along our route, we would love to meet up and chill over some cerveza / mescal, convoy , whatever.

Selling Dodge Caravan in Costa rica

We will  be arriving  Costa Rica in December and need to sell our car before the start of January 2014.

It is a Dodge Caravan,2001 with canadian number plates. It has done approximately 302,000km to date. 

3 brand new tyres and front break pads (only 1mth old) new back breaks done 3 months ago.

It has cruise control, power steering. Air conditioning does not work (could be something simple ,  we never looked into it)

Toyota 4runner for sale with full rooftop camping setup.

Hola Amigos,

My Girlfriend and I are in the middle of a fantastic trip from San Diego to Panama. We plan on flying out of Costa Rica or Panama around mid October leaving our 1991 4runner up for grabs for some lucky travelers.


Wanted 4x4 or van. Panama/Costa Rica

Hi Me and my 2 friends are in Panama now looking for any cars for sale in Panama or Costa Rica as we plan on doing a surf trip to Mexico or possibly the states and selling the car there in October/November. Any One interested get in contact. [email protected]   cheers

Need current 2013 Information on driving into Nicaragua

My husband and I moved to Jaco, Costa Rica in November and brought with us a 1999 Jeep Cherokee Laredo.  We have had it titled in Costa Rica and it has current Costa Rican tags and stickers.
The question ... we would like to drive it into Nicaragua for a trip to Granada on July 1st.  We will be in Granada several weeks.  Do you know of any restrictions in Nicaraqua with reference to driving our car in.  We know we have to have a pass from Costa Rica to take the car out ... but wanted to know what we need on the Nicaraguan side.

Wanted: Car to drive from Panama/Costa Rica to Mexico/USA


We're looking to buy a car in Panama or Costa Rica to drive to Mexico or the USA.

We will keep the car for a good 6 months or more and then sell it on in Mexico or the US.

It would be greatly appreciated if anyone can help us find a cheap, reliable car or small van.


Wout and Lucy




Ford VAN to sell March/April in Costa Rica/Panama 2800 USD

We drove "Lupita" our 1986 Econoline Ford Van from California down to Costa Rica. Now we fly back home and unfortunatly we have to sell our Van.


Econoline 150

1986 Ford,colour creamy dust

6cyl Gasoline

tinted rear and side window
registred in  california until november 2013

clear title in hand, smog test passed in June 2012

4 new tires

new waterpump

great brakes

oil change down

good battery (we let the lights and the music on for for several evenings, no problem)


99' Frontier 4x4 For Sale in Costa Rica

We hemmed and hawed for more than a year about what vehicle would be the right balance of size, capability, and comfort and I think came to a rather elegant balance. Maybe you’ll think so too. After calling this truck home for the past year we’re looking to sell it to someone looking for a kitted out traveling home.

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Scott, Angela, Tammy and Bernard

***** Update !!! We are now living in Placencia Belize and will be continuing our journey South to Argentina in 2017. Scott Woodhams’ custom Land Rover Discovery gets attention in grocery store parking lots. But it’s nothing compared to the interest he generates when he and friend Bernard Barbour drive around town in their matching SUVs outfitted with roof racks, 100-watt spotlights, brush guards and rooftop tents. “People stop and look at you. I get so many looks at the grocery store,” said Woodhams, 39, of Evans. “When there’s the two of us, that’s when people start asking questions. We draw a lot of attention.” The questions give Woodhams a chance to tell people about the new travel and adventure company he’s starting with Barbour: Central America Overland Expeditions. The two, along with Woodhams’ wife, Angela, take off on their first expedition through Central America on July 9. The’ve rented their Evans and Martinez homes and saved up from their jobs as self-employed property managers to fund a three- or four-month expedition at a cost of about $3,000 a month. When they return, the group plans to offer similar excursions to locals looking for adventure or churches looking for mission opportunities. “It’s exciting. This is something we've always wanted to do,” said Barbour, 52, of Martinez. The trio will drive from Georgia to Texas before crossing the border and making their first stop outside the U.S. in Monterrey, Mexico. They’ll head south along Mexico’s Pacific Coast and cross through Guatemala and Belize before looping around the Yucatan Peninsula and driving north up the Gulf Coast of Mexico. The trip includes several stops for volunteer work, as charity is a key part of the excursion.

driving through mexico and central america

Names and ages: Scott 39, Angela, and Bernard 52

Hometown: Evans and Martinez, Georgia ( Augusta, Ga)

Started: 10 July 2012

Reason: Expedition, touring, volunteering

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