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A little advice please?

Travel Forums Central/South America & The Caribbean A little advice please?

1. Posted by kyebrown (Budding Member 62 posts) 6y

Hi all,

My girlfriend and I are looking at going to Central America at the end of April / start of May, we don't really have a time limit but will be limited to about €3000 to spend. We were thinking of flying into Mexico City and working our way down. My girlfriend really wants to see Rio to so we were planning on flying to Rio from maybe Panama before we head home.

I can research things to do see etc myself, but I was more looking for advice on whether €3000 is enough for this trip and also on a realistic timescale, say 3 months?!

Thanks in advance


2. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 6y

I don't think three grand is enough to get you from North America, through CA and halfway through South America, no. Not for two people. and that's a lot of ground to cover. I think you' bitten of more than you can chew, your eyes are bigger than your stomach, etc.

3. Posted by kyebrown (Budding Member 62 posts) 6y

We're not really doing South America - just flying into Rio - So I guess my question is - is 3 grand and 3 months enough time/money for Mexico and the majority of Central America?! Or am I still being too greedy?!

4. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 6y

Three grand and three months for CA is fine. It'll be tight, and you won't be having beer every night, but you can make it work. You don't NEED a beer every night, and much of the joy of the area is in the beauty outside of the little towns. Don't spend too much time in Belize or Costa Rica. They'd be your most expensive places