Originally Posted by guaterider
The Transversal del Norte starts pretty close to the Mexican border (La Mesilla) and crosses the whole country until 1 h north of Rio Dulce . From Rio Dulce you are 2 h away from Honduras .
Well I guess I'll go south from Palenque then instead of going down the eastern side through belize. Good thing I read your message today, heading off in about an hour!
How does one go about finding it?
I can't seem to find it on google maps anywhere.
I did find one mention of it in a thread on some forum I found through google.
"Microbuses to El Estor departs every hour from the center of Rio Dulce at the El Estor junction. In May 2010 about half the road to El Estor was paved and some parts newly paved with more pavingwork going on. The rest of the road were gravel in passable condition. But the conditions keeps changing depending on the weather situation. With some waiting time at the constructionsites and to let on and off passengers the microbus ride from Rio Dulce to El Estor took about two hours.
Regarding the Transversal del norte road there were constructionwork going on along most part of the road between Playa Grande and Highway # 5 and between Fray and Raxruja. Along 9N between HueHue and San Juan Ixcoy the bus had to wait more than an hour at one of the construction sites."
Doesn't sound like good news if there is construction happening! I hope they haven't paved too much, I saw other pages for a GS challenge on the same route that are fairly recent, so it must be some gravel, though they didn't include coordinates or any helpful info.
Last edited by JGBYJ; 22 Feb 2011 at 13:29.