Mexico & Central America Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

18 year old girl travelling to Central America?

Jump to last reply

I am eighteen years old. I am planning on taking a trip for about two weeks to Central America this summer. I want to keep the total cost for my trip (airfare included) around $1500. The two places that I have been looking at travelling to are Guatemala and Mexico. Which is better/safer? I'm extremely nervous about going on this trip especially because I will be alone. I have taken five years of Spanish.

While in Central America I really wish to see Mayan ruins and explore some of the older towns of the areas. What is the best way to do this? It would be so helpful if someone could provide me with an itinerary of sorts as well as safe travel tips.

One website I found suggested staying for two nights in Zona Viva in Guatemala City and visiting museums and the historic centers of the town, but I keep reading about how dangerous this city can be.. Any help is greatly appreciated!

11 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Writers Needed for Mexico
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 24, 14 at 12:19 PM
  • Writers Needed for Georgia Coast
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Rwanda and Uganda
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
View all Mexico & Central America activity »
  1. 1 Recomendations on getting to Tikal from Belize City
  2. 2 Planning a trip to Costa Rica with a 10 and 13 year old
  3. 3 Dreams Riviera Cancun?
  4. 4 Riviera Maya - Where to Stay?
  5. 5 Follow Up Questions: MA / Osa
  6. 6 Trip Report Spring in Oaxaca - a perfect getaway for our 15th wedding anniversary!
  7. 7 La paz at christmas
  8. 8 Suze: Can you tell me about your trips to Puerta Vallarta?
  9. 9 Bosque del Cabo accommodations help for newbie
  10. 10 Mesón Sacristía cooking school/hotel stay. Anyone done it?
  11. 11 Park Royal Cozumel or El Cantil?
  12. 12 Guatemala customs question
  13. 13 buying silver jewelry in cancun
  14. 14 Trip Report Just back from CR for my 50th. Expected alot and got more than I hoped for!
  15. 15 Costa Rica Trip Itinerary
  16. 16 Costa Rica questions
  17. 17 Damas Mangrove Tour vs. Cano Negro
  18. 18 Single Girl 50's looking for AI in Costa Rica
  19. 19 Wanna be Expats!!! Can we move to Mexico sooner? Work? Elsewhere?
  20. 20 Playa Del Carmen/Tulum "Dreams or Paradisus?"
  21. 21 Rainy season
  22. 22 Food safety while traveling in Guatemala
  23. 23 Trip Report Hopefulist in Honduras and Guatemala, June/July 2014
  24. 24 Uvita during green/rainy season - should we go??
  25. 25 booking rooms for spring break
View next 25 » Back to the top