Traveling to Nicaragua made easy.....
Development - Receptive Tourism is a part of development, often I advise prospective ex pats and retirees to travel down here and check out the landscape and the people and view both the "finer points" & "rough edges" for themselves. Residing permanently in Nicaragua and Central America is not an option for everyone, yet everyone could certainly enjoy a short visit, make friends and return again and again. Many, like my friend Glenn in the USA come down once or twice a year to Masaya area with releif supplies which the locals then distribute. I am able to hook up travelers/language students/volunteers to local guides and operators, paying local prices and recommend budget lodgings, with advice on how to get around just like a native..things guidebooks don't tell you..or try to...
Re: "I'm trying to do an open ended trip up through Central America and Mexico. I want to play it by ear while I am down there and not have time constraints put on me by having to be at a certain place at a certain time to make a return flight. Yet an onward/return ticket is needed to enter most of the countries in Central America. Any advice on how to get by this?"
I am a Tourism and Travel Specialist based in El Salvador, a US citizen Ex Pat resident since 1986 in El Salvador and Guatemala, normally only Panama demands round trip tickets upon arrival. Try http://www.taca.com/ for specials FROM the US and ask about their coupon programs (used to be Maya Pass) for flights within C.A. must be purchased by flyers from North America there, tickets and services bought online are cheaper. Also you may book a RT flight to any Central American country or Mexico and take the 1st Class TICA Buses, starting from Tapachula in Mexico near the Guatemalan Border through the Isthmus to Panama City, with stopovers in each Central American capital city, with onward ticket and time to travel in each country view: http://www.ticabus.com/ingles.php saving a lot of money on taxis to distant airports plus the departure taxes in each country which average $25.00US. Before you arrive contact me and I am able to put you in touch with local tour operators and guides in each country, recommend budget-moderate lodging and give you smart advice on how to get around if you wish.
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