Wanted. Ready to go 4x4 / Camper / Van in Central America


We are just starting our travels through CA and SA and would like to buy a fully kitted vehicle to get us round CA and SA.

We are in Guatemala atm but could travel if necessary and would like something from now to three weeks at the latest.

All price ranges considered

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Reliable vehicle wanted anywhere from Mexico City to Panama for journey south to the USA

Hi Readers

I am looking for a reliable, safe vehicle to continue my travels, preferrably south heading north..  A van or wagon with bedding/cooking potential preferred but not necessary as I will modify if need be.

Starting in Panama would be great, or anywhere south of the Darién Gap... 

If anyone could help me out with any information it would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers, Liz :)

Mecanic in Guatemala, Quetzaltenango (Xela)


I have a Ford Focus wagon car and the check engine light is lit. The car doesn't compress anymore when it's warm, which is a bit a of problem in the mountains in Guatemala. Anybody know a good mechanic around here?

Thank everybody!

Isuzu Trooper camper for sale Guatemala

We're selling the best vehicle to travel central and south america!

Its a converted Isuzu Trooper 1987 with a NEWLY REBUILT ENGINE. 4x4 with raised suspension so it goes everywhere. Its a 2.3 litre engine, manual transmission, 4 cyclinder so its cheap to run even though its a hard core vehicule. It comes with everything you need to travel, and I mean Everything!

1991 Toyota Pick from Guatemala for Sale in Santa Fe

For sale for $750 obo. Bought used in Guatemala for $3,500.

Engine in fantastic shape.  We drove it to Panama and back.  Has new tires, electrical wiring, and gas pump.  The odometer and speedometer are broken - frozen at 160,000 miles.

Has camper and 2 burner stove with gas tank.

It is in Santa Fe.

Could be registered in America with some paperwork process, but perfect for a road trip south as you would not be a target of crime with American license plates.

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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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Unicorn Hunting on Atitlán Volcano

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Insurance in Guatemala

hi there, does anyone have any info about where we can buy insurance in Guatemala? We are already here and are currently uninsured. thanks, Paula

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Importing Guatemalan car to the US

My boyfriend and I have been living and working in Guatemala for two years.  We have decided to drive around Central America instead of heading directly home.  We have purchased a Toyota 1991 pickup with a camper in Guatemala and are going to go to Panama then do a u turn and come back up. 

Is it possible to drive back into the United States?  Has anyone done this?

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Gas Prices in Central America

We just crossed to Colombia yesterday. Here's a blog post with what we paid for regular gas Oct-Dec 2011. Enjoy!

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