I am taking a year sabbatical in May. The plan is to island hop round the Caribbean, then go on to central america and possibly south america.
I will be flying into Antigua(Caribbean) ,from the UK, which will be my base as I am staying with a friend. I also have another friend who lives in Monsterrat.
I don't really have a set itinerary as I am not sure how long I will stay on each island. As you can imagine some have more to offer than others. I hope that island hopping should be quite simple using airlines such as Liat/Caribbean or where possible by ferry. I am not sure if this may work out quite expensive. I have heard that the airlines have stopped doing airpasses.
I am concerned that maybe I should have a set itinerary or plan for Central America. The plan was to work my way down from Mexico though I am not quite sure the best way to do it. I am not sure if and how I can get there direct from Antigua. Possibly via Puero Rico .
Should I book to go on an organised tour of Central America, budget allowing? Though do normally prefer independent travel. My spanish is very limited though I am working on it! Also toying with idea of learing spanish, doing a TEFL course in Costa Rica and teaching Honduras!!
There is a minefield of stuff on the internet and at the mo am suffering from information overload!!
Any help would be gratefully appreciated. Thank you!!