Thanks to our SPOT Satellite Messenger you can see a map of our exact Trans-Americas Journey road trip driving route for the months of March and April 2012 in Costa Rica, Panama, and Nicaragua. And don’t miss the time-lapse video of our travels created using pictures taken every 10 seconds by the GoPro Hero HD camera mounted on our windshield.
Central American road trip in Costa Rica, Panama, and Nicaragua
We only drove 745 miles (1,198 km) in March since we spent the first two weeks of the month exploring the Bocas del Toro archipelago in Panama while our truck was parked on the mainland. After our time on and around Bocas, we returned to Almirante, Panama to collect our truck, then drove to beautiful Boquete before crossing the border back into Costa Rica where we drove up the coast and into the Central Valley. From there we traveled high up into the cloud forest of San Gerardo de Dota to check out (more!) quetzals.
In April we racked up even fewer miles since we spent 10 days on a boat 300 miles (500 km) off the coast of Costa Rica where we were SCUBA diving around Cocos Island National Park. Upon returning to dry land, we reunited with our truck and drove into Nicaragua where we stayed on the beach in San Juan del Sur, then explored the volcanic island of Ometepe in the middle of Lake Nicaragua. From there we drove to the beautiful colonial city of Granada where we ended the month of April.
See what we saw during our road trip through Costa Rica and Panama in March 2012 in our time-lapse video, below. And here’s our exact road trip driving route on a map generated using GPS data gathered by our Spot Satellite Messenger.
Our entire driving route in Costa Rica and Nicaragua in April 2012 has been condensed into our time-lapse video, below. And here’s our exact road trip driving route on a map generated using GPS data gathered by our Spot Satellite Messenger.
Here’s more about travel in Costa Rica
Here’s more about travel in Panama
Here’s more about travel in Nicaragua