It might seem old fashioned, but bus travel is alive and well in Central America. And here’s the bonus: there are plenty of European influenced private vacation homes to stop at along the way. Follow this tour along the Pan American Highway, and take in all that Central America has to offer.
Hand painted details will help you brush up on your Spanish. The "cocina" is well equipped and a delightful place to prepare a meal.
Start your journey in Mexico City in this gorgeous art apartment. The decor is impeccable, and the location puts you in the heart of museums, culture, food, and night life.The apartment has a well furnished double room and a King bed.
Hop on the bus and head south to continue your Central American tour. The flat desert will rapidly turn into lush rainforest jungles with mountains and volcanoes in moments. Colonial towns and Mayan villages abound in the state of Chiapas. Bring your bug spray for a day trek through Mayan ruins.
Finally, make a stop in Antigua, Guatemala. This Spanish Colonial city is vibrant. Art, international foods, gorgeous cathedrals, and active volcanoes will give you plenty to remember on this stop. Eco tourism is especially popular, so take a hiking tour up the volcano and learn about the amazing wildlife. This guest house with four bedrooms and five baths has all the western upgrades but retains plenty of Guatemalan charm. The colonial inspired sinks in the modern baths are a great example. The balcony view lets you see the city and the mountains. You’ll be tempted to end your trip here and just stay forever, but keep heading south.
San Juan del Sur is perfect place to end your journey. This surfer’s paradise is beyond picturesque. High cliffs of volcanic rock, white sands, and perfect horseshoe bays are post-card perfect for lounging all day. This is the place to live it up. A beach retreat with a private pool, full kitchen, and a daily maid service will give you resort pampering with total privacy.