There are seven countries in Central America and we have now driven through more than half of them. In this week’s video, we document our border crossing from El Salvador into Honduras. This was our longest border crossing yet and we show every bureaucratic, confusing step to you!
Though we had above-average bureaucracy to navigate leaving El Salvador and entering Honduras, the process wasn’t too stressful and all the officials were very kind to us. Everyone was super curious about the Jeep, and some of them may or may not have set off the alarm as they posed for photos.
From the start, Honduras has shown itself to be a lush, green country with beautiful mountain views. Refuting everything we’ve heard about how dangerous the country is to visit, we’re had no security problems and have only met kind people. We know there is a possibility of danger everywhere, tragically even in our beloved United States. For us, fear is not a good enough reason to stay home.
We plan to visit the northern coast of Honduras next, which is on the Caribbean. Then we’ll head inland to see some waterfalls and lakes.
It’s mere days until we need to cross into Nicaragua and we know it will be our toughest border crossing yet. Nicaragua is the only Central American country that still requires COVID tests regardless of vaccination status. We have to fill out an online entry form a full week in advance and include our test results 36 hours before crossing. At the border, there could be an x-ray of our vehicle and we could need to empty out our possessions. There’s really no telling what we’ll encounter. We’ll need to be patient with the process.
But we can’t wait to actually be in Nicaragua! There is so much to see there, beautiful natural features from beaches to volcanos. Hold tight and we’ll be there in no time.