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Old 29 Oct 2007
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A Central America Xmas party meet ?

Now then folks, with so many of us on the road, has anyone got any ideas as to where likely places are for a possible Xmas shindig to get the soot out of our lungs & talk bollux about scottoilers over a shedload of !

We┬┤re currently in central Mexico & heading south, so Guatemala or Belize look good

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No, not Central America, PERU!! ;-)
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A suggestion, a couple tips

I will be at the end of the world for the end of the year, so I have no interest in spending the holidays in Central America. I did that last year though.

May I suggest Granada, Nicaragua for Christmas? Well, I just did. I have no holiday experience here, just an observation from passing through, but its "central" in CA, very spanish colonial, a (rebuilding) tourist infrastructure. Lakes, beaches, things to do and see not far away.

Last year I was in Costa Rica for Christmas. If you want to experience "western style" christmas for a day or two before hand - store displays, Christmas deco, music, holiday festivities - then downtown San Jose has a lot of that. Every afternoon, in the last hour or two of daylight, they go crazy throwing (white as snow) paper confetti (on the main pedestrian mall).

A few days before Christmas, when the beaches were still empty, I was on the Nicoya Peninsula, doing the beaches and small communities on the southern end. Except starting Christmas Day, Costa Rica goes on a two-week holiday, and as the story goes, there's no room at the inn. Everywhere I checked was booked, prices raised accordingly, for the next two weeks (campgrounds too). Keep that in mind - don't know where else in CA this applies.

For New Years, I have no recommendation, but if you want a big-city-nightclubing experience, then I think that's Panama City.

Or possibly La Ceiba, Honduras for New Years,
or Antigua, Guat. for Christmas, Panajachel for New Years.
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Thx Lorraine, but I dont think we'll make it that far south for Xmas

Quastdog, thanks for helpful suggestions, will consider, but got to review timings. Sounds like you've done it quite a bit over here ! but Xmas in Antigua looks the most promising given our schedule.

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