What Rey and Vann Said
Sjoerd Bakker is the real deal.
I sent him a personal check for his compendium of Hotels in "Mexico and Central America". This is not his preferred method of payment. I couldn't be bothered with the money order thing.
I decided to trust him and he trusted me, by sending out his two books the same day. Not knowing if my check would clear. In this Holiday season, they traveled from Canada to Southern Utah in 10 days.
Though I've only just begun my review, the two photo copied and stapled (with updated inserts) seem to be filled with suggestions for riding this route to Panama.
Lots of hotels referenced and their price, at the time of writing.
Appears to be worth the money. Certainly cheaper than discovering these places on your own.