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// MARCH 2016
We feel blessed

Travelling guide, maps

For Panama:        Fodors guide Panama

For Nicaragua:     Nomadicmatt guide Nicaragua

For Costa Rica:    Moon guide Costa-Rica

For Mexico:          Τravel.nationalgeographic guide mexico

                             Worldtravel guide mexicoTravelandleisure guide mexico

 


Necessary documents

For travelling to Panama, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Mexico

  • You must be able to present valid ticket which you will be leaving the country with.
  • Traveling Documents. Only passport, six months valid, at least. 

 


Vaccines and medicines, health cards

Panama, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Mexico have developed advanced health care systems.

If you have private insurance, make sure that you have taken with you the number of your contract, along with the phone number of your insurance agent. 

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Air tickets – comfortable seats

We traveled:

From Havana to Panama City with Copa Airlines.

From Panama City to Managua with Copa Airlines

From Managua to San Jose with Copa Airlines

From San Jose to Mexico City with InterJet Airlines

 

 

Where to stay (hotels)

19th of March 2016   Panama City

Hotel Plaza Paitilla Inn

Excellent hotel with great views to the City of Panama and to the Pacific Ocean, good price, good wifi

 

20th of March 2016  Managua

Best Western Las Mercedes

Very near the airport, bungalow with internal yard, good price, good wifi

 

21st of March 2016  Granada

Hotel & Reataurant La Gran Francia

at which we did not stay eventually

Hotel Alhambra

Located at the central square, nice breakfast, beautiful building with internal yards, good price, problematic wifi

 

22nd of March 2016  Leon

Hotel Flor de Sarta

Excellent, great location, good price, good wifi 

 

23rd of March 2016  Managua

Best Western Las Mercedes

Very near the airport, bungalow with internal yard, good price, good wifi 

 

24rh of March 2016  Cartago

Hotel y Restaurante El Guarco

Quite nice, outside the city, quality and price in accordance, problematic wifi

 

25th of March 2016 La Fortuna

Chachagua Rainforest Hotel & Ecolodge

Excellent bungalow in the tropical forest, problematic wifi

 

26th of March 2016  El Castillo 

Arenal Tropical Garden

Nice views to the volcano and to the lake from the garden, good price, good wifi.
Very near to the Arenal sky tram

 

27nth of March 2016   San Jose

Holiday Inn Express San Jose

Typical airport area hotel, typical Holiday Inn 

 

28th of March 2016 Mexico City

Camino Real Aeropuerto

Nice hotel next to the airport terminal

 


Transport (rental car ...or other)


Rental Car

In Panama we rented a car from  : sixt Company

In Nicaragua we rented a car from : Avis Company 

In Costa Rica we rented a car from : Easy Car Company 

In Mexico we rented a car from  : Thrifty Company

Transport 

The roads of Panama, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Mexico are in a good condition

Petrol prices

The petrol price in Panama. You may check the prices here.

The petrol price in Nicaragua. You may check the prices here.

The petrol price in Costa Rica. You may check the prices here.

The petrol price in Mexico. You may check the prices here.


 

Climate- weather (luggage)

Best season

The best season for a journey to Panama is the dry period, from mid December till mid April

The best season for a journey to Nicaragua is the dry period, from November till May

The best season for a journey to Costa Rica is practically all year long, except the raining period (September and October) 

The best season for a journey to Mexico is the dry period from December till April 


 

Proper clothing

Prefer light clothes that can be worn in layers and comfortable flat shoes.

Definitely take with you windproof and waterproof jackets.

If you move with a rental car things are much easier, since you have your luggage with you all along. 

 


Foreign exchange

The best solution is to make exchange at the cash machines, by paying of course the necessary commission. 

Equivalence Euro - Balboa Panama (PAB)

1.00 EUR = 1.08688 PAB

You may check the prices here.

Equivalence Euro - Cordova Nicaragua (NIO)

1.00 EUR = 31.4110 NIO

You may check the prices here.

Equivalence Euro - Colon Costa Rica (CRC)

1.00 EUR = 594.625 CRC

You may check the prices here.

Equivalence Euro - Peso (Mexican) - (MXN)

1.00 EUR = 20.2153 MXN

You may check the prices here.


 

Contacting your Embassy

You must have with you detailed information, as far as contacting the Embassy  of your own country.


 

Travel insurance

We always have travel insurance before each journey at Mondial Assistance which offers support and assistance to travelers all over the world, through my friend Antonia in Alphaplan Travel Services 




Roaming – time difference

TIME ZONE

UTC -8 hours behind for Panama

UTC -9 hours behind for Nicaragua

UTC -9 hours behind for Costa Rica

UTC -8 hours behind for Mexico

International Time Zone

 

 

Travelling instructions issued by USA, Great Britain and Australia

Get relevant information before travelling

Country: Panama
Date: 2016
Route: Panama - Nicaragua - Costarica
Cities: Havana, Panama City, Managua, Granada, Leon, Managua, Cartago, Chachagua Rain Forest Hotel, El Castillo, San Jose, Mexico City, Thessaloniki
Duration: 10
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Population: 4.032.135
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Country: Panama
Date: 2016
Route: Panama - Nicaragua - Costarica
Cities: Havana, Panama City, Managua, Granada, Leon, Managua, Cartago, Chachagua Rain Forest Hotel, El Castillo, San Jose, Mexico City, Thessaloniki
Duration: 10
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Country: Panama
Date: 2016
Route: Panama - Nicaragua - Costarica
Cities: Havana, Panama City, Managua, Granada, Leon, Managua, Cartago, Chachagua Rain Forest Hotel, El Castillo, San Jose, Mexico City, Thessaloniki
Duration: 10 days
Difficulty:
Population: 4.032.135
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