A white minivan on a well-paved two-land road that winds between rolling golden hills dotted with greenery.

Driving to Puerto Vallarta from the United States

If you’re adventurous and like going to out-of-the-way places, but you still want to have all the comforts of home, you may enjoy driving your own car or RV to Puerto Vallarta. Author Justin Henderson covers the essentials for motoring in Mexico: routes, fuel costs, car repair, insurance, and various safety tips.

Pelicans flying low above the water as waves roll in to shore.

Trip Planning: Guatemala’s Pacific Coast

Learn about the beaches, seaside towns, sights, and more located along Guatemala’s Pacific coast, a region that is experiencing growth after years of having been overlooked by the tourism industry.

A row of colorful buses waiting at the station in Rivas.

Peñas Blancas and the Costa Rica Border

Peñas Blancas is the official border crossing into Costa Rica. Since 1999, this post has undergone massive construction and renovation, making it a nicer—and better organized—post than even Costa Rica’s (although the Ticos have a cafeteria on their side, something still lacking on the Nica side of the border).