Costa Rica

Scott, Angela, Tammy and Bernard

***** Update !!! We are now living in Placencia Belize and will be continuing our journey South to Argentina in 2017. Scott Woodhams’ custom Land Rover Discovery gets attention in grocery store parking lots. But it’s nothing compared to the interest he generates when he and friend Bernard Barbour drive around town in their matching SUVs outfitted with roof racks, 100-watt spotlights, brush guards and rooftop tents. “People stop and look at you. I get so many looks at the grocery store,” said Woodhams, 39, of Evans. “When there’s the two of us, that’s when people start asking questions. We draw a lot of attention.” The questions give Woodhams a chance to tell people about the new travel and adventure company he’s starting with Barbour: Central America Overland Expeditions. The two, along with Woodhams’ wife, Angela, take off on their first expedition through Central America on July 9. The’ve rented their Evans and Martinez homes and saved up from their jobs as self-employed property managers to fund a three- or four-month expedition at a cost of about $3,000 a month. When they return, the group plans to offer similar excursions to locals looking for adventure or churches looking for mission opportunities. “It’s exciting. This is something we've always wanted to do,” said Barbour, 52, of Martinez. The trio will drive from Georgia to Texas before crossing the border and making their first stop outside the U.S. in Monterrey, Mexico. They’ll head south along Mexico’s Pacific Coast and cross through Guatemala and Belize before looping around the Yucatan Peninsula and driving north up the Gulf Coast of Mexico. The trip includes several stops for volunteer work, as charity is a key part of the excursion.

driving through mexico and central america

Names and ages: Scott 39, Angela, and Bernard 52

Hometown: Evans and Martinez, Georgia ( Augusta, Ga)

Started: 10 July 2012

Reason: Expedition, touring, volunteering

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VW Mechanic in/around San Jose Costa Rica


We are looking to buy a 1974 VW t2 bus in Santa Elena de Monteverde, Costa Rica.  So, if anyone knows of any good VW mechanics in the area, that would be a HUGE help!



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Looking to buy a VW Bus in Panama/Costa Rica


Girlfirend and I are looking to buy a car (preferably a VW Bus) to travel North with.  We are currently in Guatemala and are heading south via local buses.  We should be in Costa Rica around Julyish.  So if anyone knows of anything, pasame la voz! 

Safe travels to ALL!  



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Need an experienced bilingal driver from San Diego to Costa Rica

I am moving down to Costa Rica and bought a white 1999 Freightliner FL70 to use as a moving box van and filled it with my family's household goods and now need someone to accompany me who knows the route and can help me with driving. I will be going from Seattle down through California next week and welcome any advise or help. Thanks!


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Dodge Ram Van FOR SALE

Reluctantly we are selling our beautifully converted dodge ram van as we have to return to Britain for the summer.

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Leaving our mexican van in costa rica for a month while we visit cuba?

Hi, does anyone know if I will be able to leave my van in Costa rica for a month while i fly to cuba? The van is mexican. I'll have a return flight to Costa Rica as proof that I will return and the van will be kept at a friends house or in an airport or hotel car park. Any help or information would be appreciated, thanks.



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Gas Prices in Central America

We just crossed to Colombia yesterday. Here's a blog post with what we paid for regular gas Oct-Dec 2011. Enjoy!

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1989 Ford Jamboree 27ft for sale in Costa Rica

1989 Ford Jamboree 27ft for sale in Costa Rica.

all in perfect working condition, engine runs great, no mechanical issues, has 73000 original miles.

see attached images.

for more details pls contact Jonathan at: [email protected]


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Driving Costa Rican Car back home?

Hi There,

Wondering if anybody knows about the formalities of buying a (locally registered) vehicle in Costa Rica and driving it home - to Canada - and importing it there?

I have imported a vehicle from the US to Canada before so kinda know the formalities, but what does it take until one gets there? where does one get insurance for the US when arriving there? does it need to be formally 'exported' from Costa Rica?

thanks for any advice!



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selling our RV in Costa Rica

As we now approach the end of our wonderfull 4 months trip in central america, we say goodbye (and thank you!) to our faithful friend, a 27 ft, class c, 1989 Ford jambory, California registered, runs great, packed with everything that a travelling family can dream of and ALL in perfect working condition!

So if you´re planning to travel from Costa Rica (or Panama), this might be the perfect thing for you!!!

We´ll be in Costa Rica 'till the end of december 2011.

contact us for more info\pics - [email protected]

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