2 years ago I sold everything I owned, bought a one way ticket to Guatemala, and haven't left Central America yet. I currently live in Nicaragua and LOVE living here! Teaching yoga, traveling when I can, it's all good!
Since you only have 6 weeks to travel, I would recommend staying in Central America the entire time. Travel time between countries is obviously way less time consuming than South America, and it's more affordable. You also get to experience an entirely different culture... See More
Hi nancy, I would definitely choose Nicaragua and/or Costa Rica. I have lived in both places (currently in Nicaragua) and have always felt safe. In both countries you do have to be mindful about petty theft and take precautions:... See More
Contact Celas Maya Atitlán. I did their Spanish/homestay program in Xela, and they recently opened a new location in Lake Atitlan. Quality instructors and they keep on top of the homestays to make sure you're comfortable. See More