Guatemala Section

Discussion in 'Latin America' started by adventureplanet, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    I don't know about a tread like this, but I will PM you soon with a few small items I would need :evil

    Thanks for the offer :clap:clap:clap
  2. TRIPPEEE

    TRIPPEEE ugh!

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    No problem. Just let me know. Happy to help. :wave
  3. mtech1950

    mtech1950 Been here awhile

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    trip, would def recommend fuente georginas in zunil, there two days ago, as good as semuc....everest
  4. 175grams

    175grams All things moto

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    Fuentes is a nice hot springs spot... were you able to get in to the first pool (closest to the waterfall)? I couldn't stand the heat, too hot for me. The second pool was a lot better, plus it had the two cute Ethiopian travelers in it that day!
  5. wolfandzebra

    wolfandzebra Adventurer

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    Hey Guys,

    Thanks for all the great info. I have been to Guatemala 4 years ago and am now back with bikes and wife to do it all over again.
    My last trip was 3 weeks long with a backpack and I was able to hit Guatemala city - Antigua - Atitlan - Chichicastenengo - Semuc champey and Tikal, probably not in that order :)

    We are currently in San Miguel de Allende and are planning on crossing the border into Guate within 3 weeks or so. Would love to get updated info more particularly on:
    - border crossing at Ciudad Cuauhtemoc
    - good spanish language immersion programs in Antigua
    - cool roads to connect Ciudad Cuauhtemoc / Tikal / Antigua

    Thanks and looking forward to meeting you guys!
  6. UKbri

    UKbri Just a Rider

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    Having a great time in Jaibilito near Panajachel on Lake Atitlan. Took an amazing dirt road all the way West from Rio Dulce. Awesome mountain twisty roads with great views.
  7. UKbri

    UKbri Just a Rider

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    Popped into CATours for some chips and salsa in Antigua

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  8. 175grams

    175grams All things moto

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    My old stomping grounds... tell Jose, Frenchy, and the girls that Chris says hello! And if you want some good off the beaten path riding, check out the dirt river tour, loads of fun!
  9. UKbri

    UKbri Just a Rider

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    Anyone know what the Border crossing is like between Cd Pedro de Alvarado (Guat) and La Hachadura (El Sal) on CA 2 ?
  10. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    Small and easy border
  11. UKbri

    UKbri Just a Rider

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    Thanks dude. Wish I knew earlier you were around in Antigua. Would have brought you a cervaza.
  12. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    Next time :freaky
  13. sideshow713

    sideshow713 Cruising central ame

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    I am a solo canadian rolling on a super ten. Gonna need new tires when I get into guatemala any insight on where I might find something in stock or will it be special order?
    I am leaving from the yucatan in sunday and heading down into belize for a couple days before guatemala. Anyone in the area riding around?
  14. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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    What kind of tires are you looking for ? Plenty of choice in Guate-City
  15. sideshow713

    sideshow713 Cruising central ame

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    I am not hugely picky on tires and always love the input of the locals as they know what I am getting myself into better then I do. I am heading south to panama from guatemala and to thus point I have just been on the stock battle wings and they have been a good tire as I knew I'd only be on paved roads for the most part. But I also know luxury is over and its time to switch to a set of real dual sports.

    So I'm open to suggestions and am going to largely deciding based on whats available.
  16. GuateRider

    GuateRider Long timer

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  17. sideshow713

    sideshow713 Cruising central ame

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    From a service stand point is one shop better then the other?
  18. sideshow713

    sideshow713 Cruising central ame

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    Anyone with any info on how the road is south out of Santa Elena to Rio Dulce via El Chal Delores? Riding a fully loaded super ten with about 20% left on my battlewings, so not the greatest tire if things go south on me condition wise.
  19. AndyT

    AndyT Been here awhile

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    Not familiar with El Chal Delores, but if you are talking about the road that goes through Poptun en route to Rio Dulce, it is a paved two lane highway in pretty decent shape. I last rode it in December 2012.
  20. sideshow713

    sideshow713 Cruising central ame

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    That would be the one.

    Thanks