Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Things to take with you, a plug for washing clothes in the sink. None of the hotels provide a sink plug, washing line or hangers for drying wet clothes. Mesh clothes bags for anything that hasn't dried the night before! There are a couple of hotels that provide washing facilities so take enough clothes to cover you for 3-4 days. (One of the hotels dry cleaned the cycling gear, though). Take your own water bottles as the ones provided are not new, and have been used previously.
Do not hang around in the airports as the flight connections are pretty tight and U.S. immigration queues can be very long and they really take their time to process travelers, frustrating+ when you are in a hurry.
Take sweat towels or bandanas as it can get really hot, also remember to take a dry bag for valuables if you plan doing anything in the water.
Take your time, you will feel the urge to rush, but it's your holiday so stop to take photo's whenever you want. There are cyclists of all ages and abilities, so you can kick back and set a nice steady pace or knock it up a gear and give Paul a challenge!
Expect quite a bit of main road cycling as there will be quite a few miles on the pan american highway, and as we discovered the locals are very laid back until they get behind the wheel of a car!