Crossing borders is always one of the most challenging parst of an overland trip.
Everyone going through Central America has heard about the infamous El Amatillo border crossing between El Salvador and Honduras.
We frequently hear stories from travelers who have been charged up to $200 by immoral helpers.
Fear no more. Two of our forum members wrote this excellent and detailed guide. By following this guide, you may actually even enjoy your experience!
A Guide to Getting Through Honduras in One Day with your Mind and Money Intact
Written by Logan and Brianna Pribbeno
More information at http://PanAmNotes.com
AMATILLO Border Crossing (El Salvador into Honduras)
Remember: No necisita ayuda. Por favor, dejame in paz, no voy a pagar. Vaya!
$US accepted at all points from El Salvador to Nicaragua (despite what the border money changers say)
- Cancel El Salvador vehicle permit: $0. Drive past the big rigs, the office is a shack on the right side of the road, right after a speed bump. There should be several police officers nearby. Make 5 copies of the cancelled permit next door.
- Drive ~2km to a fork. When you reach the fork, take a left. You will be crossing the old bridge and taking what looks like a wrong turn away from a brand new bride on the right.