View Single Post
Old 06-16-2013, 07:25 AM   #6
Sjoerd Bakker
Beastly Adventurer
 
Joined: Feb 2008
Oddometer: 1,123
"Where is San Pedro?"
Good question my road atlas for Mexico lists only about 53 towns with SP as
Part of the name and there are many more too small to show up.And there are also many more SPs in C.A. too. Even Belize has its San Pedro Columbia in the Toledo district down south .

Wolverine , if you and your amigos are going into GT by way of Tenosique and El Ceibo here are a few pointers.
That border is open from only between hours of 9 and 18 7 days a week .
Tenosique is the last Mexican town with Pemex, hotels , restaurants so spend night there if you cannot make it to border the last 70 km before closing time.
On the GT side in El Ceibo there are 3 basic hotels now ,plus food so you could overnight there.
Camping is possible but you have to ask around to get permission from a property owner or at one of the ranchers along the road past town. But really with 3 or 4 guys
sharing costs a hotel would be very cheap for you.
Also hotels ,fuel, restaurants aplenty to be found in El Naranjo.
Then 135 km paved highway to La Libertad and next hotels, so time your
ride or seek a spot to camp at a ranch, there are no formal " campgrounds"
along the way .
From la Libertad it is only about 30 km to the big cluster of towns San Benito-Sta Elena-Flores
Flores is on a little island , pretty place, muy turistico.
Flores hotels cost more than those on mainland and I recommend
Hotel Sa Nicte on Calle 2 in Sta Elena a block southwest off the
causeway to Flores , an easy walk .
You can tent camp in the Tikal Tourist Service area right by the ZA for
Q50 per person . But you could also camp, or get a very economical and
good hotel room at El REMATE , the village along the highway 30 km south
of the TIKAL National Park entry gate where you need to pay the admission
fee for the visit.

I hope I did not scare you away from considering a visit to Belize, it was just
the idea to economize on your riding expenses while covering different
roads. It would be a pity to retrace the same route back home when you have
so much to explore.
Sjoerd Bakker is offline   Reply With Quote