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Expenses (20)

Expenses: Panama

Sep 14, 2017

The 37 days we spent exploring Panama set us back $3,134.60 or $84.72 per day. We were hoping to keep our daily average closer to $75 but we had been wanting a little retreat complete with A/C and getting ready to ship around the Darien Gap had us...
 

Expenses: Costa Rica

Aug 8, 2017

One of the things we had heard many times was that Costa Rica was significantly more expensive than the other countries in Central America. While certain things did cost a lot more, especially vehicle parts, it was not as astronomical as we had been...
 

Expenses: Florida Visit

Jun 19, 2017

Parking the van in Costa Rica and returning to Florida to visit friends and family was always part of our itinerary. While we didn't know when or for how long, the flexibility proved useful when our steering pump decided it had endured enough abuse...
 

Expenses: Nicaragua

Apr 30, 2017

We spent 26 days exploring Nicaragua which cost us $2,179.36, or $83.82 per day. We had hoped to keep our expenses lower but our failing steering pump and the soaring temperatures conspired against us. Removing the $310.00 for repairs and $265.01...
 

Expenses: Honduras

Mar 9, 2017

In total we spent $3,144.13 or $104.80 per day in Honduras, an amount that makes the country appear very expensive. Considering we stayed 12 nights on Roatan, a premiere tourist destination, our daily average isn't all that terrible. Removing the...
 

Expenses: El Salvador

Feb 6, 2017

We were surprised by El Salvador on many fronts, expenses being one of them. Over the 32 days we traveled the smallest Central American country we spent $1,591.35, or $49.73 per day, great! While two beaches, El Zonte and El Tunco, account for 72%...
 
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