If this is Ben, which I sorta think it is, I know some people who did that trip and you were in CR to meet them possibly. I agree with Matt J although I hate saying those words, getting around down there can be a bitch. You saw how many people ended getting shanghighed in Turrialba, I did not meet one person who followed the plan of getting to Chile from America, many came, many got drunk and hung out at ole oles. This is Lucas btw if this is not The Ben West, then disregard this message please. Again though it seemed easier to fly where you need to go and rent gear. So many bros get nailed shipping their shit around. There is a deffinite possibility of getting nailed in MX and Honduras, Nicarugua and then again in Columbia. I'm not saying you could not do this trip, but I bet you when you are said and doen if you drove down there it would be close to 10,000 -15,000. But if you can, go for it and take a gun.