Adv Riders in Guatemala

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by richsuz, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. CHAPIN

    CHAPIN Been here awhile

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    Suzuki dealer has some good tires at cheap prices. You can get Kenda tires at Repuestos Total, they have a store next to Torre del Reformador.

    Also, if you need any tools just send me a message, I'll be more than glad to set you up.
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  2. Catours

    Catours Guatemala Tourer

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    Great shots Richard! I can first-hand second this advice. Just went for a great ride around the HueHue/Quiche/Alta Verapaz regions and fell in love with Guatemala all over again!

    Check out the ride report in progress here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=852672
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  3. richsuz

    richsuz Adventurer

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    It is my intention to fill this thread with all inclusive reports about Guatemala. So here is an entry from a couple of inmates I met a few months ago, while traveling through Guatemala. If you run into them in SA, have a beer with them. Alex (Anjisan) and Andreea are a wonderful pair.

    http://micadu.ro/en/guatemala-hotels/
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  4. richsuz

    richsuz Adventurer

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    Thanks Chris. Right back at you! I would love to have a RR with expense details as yours, but this vacation was a family outing and expense records were not a priority. We stayed in three locations only, classified as as "posadas rurales". I highly recommend all three of them for different reasons...

    Posada Rural Finca Chaculá (Huehuetenango): is a Community owned/run hotel. NO electricity, Gas lamps are used for ilumination. Running hot water, fireplace, breakfast included. Q150 pp. As remote as you can get with easy access road. All proceeds go directly to Community improvement and Isaias (the current manager) is also the auxiliary mayor. Wonderful and friendly host. If you are interested in a local guide for touring the region, I recommend you ask for Rocael Perez. What a fun guy/guide to hang with.

    Posada Rural Unicornio Azul (Huehuetenango): is a very fancy hotel (in terms of posadas rurales), were you can ride horses as well. from Q130 to Q230 pp. Breakfast included. The place is very cold, no fireplace, but hot waterbags are provided to warm up the beds.

    Finca Mil Amores (Quiché): is a working Milk farm where the famous Chancol Cheese is produced. Wonderful location near Nebaj. Four bungalow, hot water, fireplace, GREAT and abundant meals and INCREDIBLE hosts. MY FAVORITE PLACE in GUATEMALA!!! Been there five times in one year...Q150 pp, Breakfast Q45 (worth every bite, farm produced milk, cream, butter, eggs and you can taste the difference amongst the three places) Q55 lunch and Q45 dinner.

    NO WIFI at any location....
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  5. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    Great pics , BTW !!!
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  6. CHAPIN

    CHAPIN Been here awhile

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    So what about the Guatemalan ADV meeting? Are we going to organize one?
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  7. El Explorador

    El Explorador Radical Explorer

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    Hey everyone,

    The Shoei site doesn't seem to list Guatemalan dealers - any chance I can find a visor around here or am I SOL?
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  8. richsuz

    richsuz Adventurer

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    I don't see why not. Guaterider said he had a few ideas but he hasn't shared them, yet. Whe are all :ear:ear:ear.I have a son visiting from overseas until Mid Feb, so I have to make the most of my time with him until then.
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  9. richsuz

    richsuz Adventurer

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    sol
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  10. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    I had my sons in from overseas as well, the last one is flying out on Sunday . So starting next week I am available and happy to share my ideas :freaky:freaky:freaky
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  11. CHAPIN

    CHAPIN Been here awhile

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    I believe the guys at Motopolis should be able to get shoei shields.
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  12. El Explorador

    El Explorador Radical Explorer

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    I will look into that right away, thanks!

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  13. MarGyver

    MarGyver Ruteros De Chiapas

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    Thanks! I will let you know. that really sounds great,
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  14. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    My sons are gone, in 2 days I move in to my new house,by then my flu should be gone as well...so no more excuses left for not getting this meeting set up :evil
    A few questions before I put my ideas and suggestions out for discussion:

    Should it be done on a weekend? Or the whole week? :freaky:freaky
    Should the location also have camping facilities?
    The more we are,the cheaper food and housing will be,if we negotiate it in advance. How can we assure the assistance of everybody who says so?

    Looking forward to your ideas!


    Julio
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  15. CHAPIN

    CHAPIN Been here awhile

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    Weekend works best for me. But I can adapt :evil
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  16. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    Quick question. There is a ride to Palenque coming up. Where would the best place to cross the border be from there?
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  17. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    That would be Tenosique - El Naranjo
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  18. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    Gracias!
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  19. megan_eg

    megan_eg nouveau retro

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    My buds headed home so I now find myself as a solo female on a 1981 Kawasaki ltd 440 trecking south. Currently in Flores Guatemala for some Spanish pick up ( 1 or 2 weeks) and then to Antigua and El Salvador. Any one in the area want to join shoot me and e-mail, I could use the company. Egler@ualberta.ca
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  20. richsuz

    richsuz Adventurer

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    I am very interested in your ride! Let me know also if you need anything bike related, while there is time, I have a very good mechanic that works on such bikes.
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