Central America Travel Articles

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Adam & Hannah Lukaszewicz
Rafting the Pacaure River in Costa Rica
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A brightly colored toucan in the forest

Belize

Cultural Discovery on a Belize Tour
Get to know the culture of Belize before embarking on your travels to this amazing country. Learn what languages are common as well as about the history and popular activities of the area.
Sample Local Cuisine on a Belize Tour
The cuisine of Belize is incredibly diverse and delicious with it's influences being Caribbean, Mexican, Spanish and Mayan. The people of Belize take great pride in their cuisine and an attention to detail is strongly evident.
Belize Politics
Get some insight into the current framework of Belize's government. This informative article also provides an interesting overview of the judiciary system in this country.
Belize Weather
Plan your trip accordingly with this helpful article on the weather of Belize. Learn which months are best for travel and which are discouraged so your trip will be at the perfect time.
Herbal Remedies
Herbal remedies of the rain forest and the traditional practices of the Tanah villagers of Belize.
The Mayan Experience
The Mayan Experience with the Garcia Sisters in the heart of the rainforest.
Monika's Belize Travel Journal
Adventure Lifer, Monika returned from her Belize travels at the end of June. Read a little of her experiences in the Maya Mountains and in the cayes.
Art Center
The Garcia Sisters' Art Center in Belize
Authentic Garifuna Music
The history, style, and cultural relevance of Garifuna music in Belize
Mayan Ruins at Belize's Pook's Hill Lodge
Belize tours to Pook's Hill Lodge provide for a real jungle experience. Pook's Hill is located in the Mayan foothills, and is the site of an ancient Mayan homestead with a temple, feasting hall, burial grounds, and much more.
Belize's Pook's Hill Lodge: Discovering Secrets of the Maya Heartland
Pook's Hill Lodge is a favorite destination for many of our Belize tours. Set in the foothills of the Maya Mountains the lodge is home to an ancient Maya sweat bath, and is an excellent starting point for other archaeological excursions in the region.
Holiday Travel Tips for Your Adventure Trips!
Planning for great holiday travel is about being smart and traveling well — work out all the kinks in advance, keep a cool head, and you’ll set yourself up for smooth-sailing.
Diving in Ambergris Caye
Travelers can arrange dive and snorkel trips when booking our Ambergris extension or you can sign up each evening for one of their daily diving and snorkeling trips. Learn more about each tour's details and inclusions.
Ambergris Cayes
Ambergris Caye is the largest and most often visited island off the coast of Belize. Learn more information about a popular part of our Belize Explorer trip.
Museum Exhibits
The Garcia Sisters are accomplished Yucatecan Mayan artists. Take a look at how they began as artists and their inspiration from Mayan culture.
The Story of Hamanasi
Read the story of Dana and David finally accomplishing their dream of building a resort that helped travelers explore all the wonderful sites of Belize - Mayan ruins, rainforests, caves, pristine reefs and palm-studded beaches.
Belize's Pook's Hill Lodge
Belize tours to Pook's Hill Lodge provide for real jungle experience. Pook's Hill is located in the Mayan foothills, and is the site of an anciet Mayan homestead with a temple, feasting hall, burial grounds, and much more..
Belize Conservation
This article details the conservation philosophy, ecotourism development and environmental programs in Belize. It also discusses the Belize Audubon Society, the leader in Belize's conservation movement.
Hamanasi for Diving and Adventure
Take a look at Hamanasi Resort in Belize and see all it has to offer for divers and travelers seeking adventures with wildlife, reefs, and rainforests.
Do You Travel Responsibly?
A helpful list of questions to ask your travel company to better understand the type of impact your trip might have on the local people and environment.
Five Sisters Lodge
A wonderful destination that isn't currently used in our Belize tours, but certainly worth a visit. Cascading waterfalls form the background to this ecolodge in the Mountain Pine Ridge area of Belize.
Barton Creek Cave
Barton Creek is a large river cave over 4 miles long. Find out more about this popular Belize travel destination including artifacts and history of the Maya people.
History and Culture of Belize
Take a look at this overview of Belize history, culture, foods, religion, and language before your trip.
Belize Overview
Read a summary of many different aspects of Belize - conservation, tourism development in Belize, infrastructure, etc.
The Belize Zoo
A stop at the Belize Zoo is a great introduction to the country's wildlife. Read about how the zoo began, and some of the programs it offers.
Solving the Mysteries of Tipping
Questions regarding tipping adequate are some of the most common concerns travelers have when visiting a foreign country. And unfortunately, there is not a straight-forward, yes or no, answer to the tipping question. But we can offer some suggestions.
Baboon Sanctuary
The Community Baboon Sanctuary located along the Belize River serves to preserve forest habitat for a large population of wild primates. Learn more about their mission, history and goals.
Camping on the Reefs and Cayes
We distinguish ourselves as the best of the best when it comes to Belize sea kayaking. Find out how our staff and camp set up make your trip more comfortable and enjoyable than any other operator.
Carefree Days on the Crystal-Clear Waters of Belize
Adventure Life offers an exciting 6 day kayaking trip off the coast of Southern Belize. Camp, snorkel, kayak, and relax in this tropical paradise.
Mysteries of the Maya Come Alive in Belize
Read about the history of the Maya in Belize, Maya ruins throughout Belize, and other information about the Maya people who you will still encounter on our Guatemala tours and Belize tours.
Chechem-ha Cave
One traveler's experience in the Chechem-Ha Cave, near San Ignacio in the Maya Mountain region of Belize. The cave holds numerous Mayan pottery fragments as well as intact pots and vessels.
Turneffe Atoll Adventures
Take a look at the wildlife, adventures, and tours that are available at Turneffe Atoll before your trip to Belize: birding, cooking classes, sea kayaking, and more.
The Garcia Sisters
The Garcia Sisters are accomplished Yucatecan Mayan artists in Belize. Look at how they began as artists and their inspiration from Mayan culture, herbal remedies of the rain forest, and the traditional practices of the Tanah villagers.
Cavern Holds Mayan Secrets
Read one traveler's description of his experiences in the Actun Tunichil Muknal cave in Belize. The cave is believed to have been used by the Maya for spiritual rituals and human sacrifices.
Howler Monkeys
The noisiest animal in the Belize jungle, howler monkeys can be seen on a number of our Belize tours that visit the rainforest.

Costa Rica

A Brief Overview
Costa Rica is a tiny country unlike any other. This Central American country, about the size of Delaware, is situated between Panama and Nicaragua, enjoys a history of peace and stability, and entertains more than a million tourists annually. Learn more b
Ancient History
On his final voyage to America, Columbus landed at what is now the city of Limon, Costa Rica. He was warmly greeted by Carib Indians richly adorned with what appeared to be gold and precious gems. Learn more about the rich history of Costa Rica before you
Cultural Look into Costa Rica
The cultural activity in Costa Rica has only begun to flourish in the last 100 years. Learn more about Tico culture before your travels.
Environment of Costa Rica
Costa Rica is near the equator with elevations from sea level to soaring mountain volcanoes. The result is a diversity of distinct life zones and ecosystems unknown almost anywhere else on the planet. Check out more about the country's lush environment.
Tico Cuisine
Costa Rican cuisine is simple and mildly spiced. Daily fare consists of maize tortillas and the national dish (Gallo Pinto) of fried rice and black beans.
Geography of Costa Rica
Costa Rica is located in Central America, between Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south. Explore the region's diversity your Costa Rica tour.
Modern History of Costa Rica
Costa Rica enjoys a reputation as one of the most peaceful, prosperous, and least corrupt countries in Latin America. Learn more about their modern history after a tumultuous growing period.
Politics in Costa Rica
The current president is Oscar Arias Sanchez, Nobel Peace Prize Winner. The process of government is orderly and the country has avoided military involvement in the political affairs of its neighbors. Find out more about Costa Rica's stable and peaceful
Costa Rica Weather
This article on the weather of Costa Rica will assist in choosing the perfect time to take your next vacation to this beautiful tropical country.
Explore the Wildlife of Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a country of amazing biodiversity. Its wildlife, natural attractions and reputation for conservation attracts nature lovers from all over the world. Take a look at this country's natural treasures.
Colin's Costa Rica Travel Adventure
Adventure Life employee Colin Sorenson's review of his Costa Rica travel experience. Colin's itinerary included highlights from both our Beaches and Rainforest and our Earth, Fire and Water Costa Rica Tours
The Wonders of Arenal
Arenal Volcano is a Costa Rica travel highlight. It often erupts with lava and glowing hot rocks that provide a spectacular nighttime show. The area around the volcano has been declared a 2,920-hectacre park because of its tremendous diversity of flora
Residents Protest Proposed Pacuare Dam
Some of our favorite Costa Rica tours include a splash down the Pacuare River. Below is an article from The Tico Times about the Pacuare's future and its surrounding communities. See the Pacuare now and show your support for the river!
Historic Costa Rica: Guayabo National Monument
Tour Costa Rica's most significant archelogical site, which is veiled in the shadow of the Turrialba Volcano - like a mythical "lost city".
About Rainforests: By the Numbers
Statistics and important information regarding rainforest weather, area coverage, animal species, vegetation, medicines and food.
Tips on Capturing Your Travels
Get some helpful advice and tips on how to best capture your travels - wildlife, landscape, people and more -- on film.
Monika's Costa Rica Travel Journal
Read a description of what a whirl-wind inspection trip is like with Adventure Life staff member, Monika. Don't worry -- she had a little time to enjoy some of beautiful Costa Rica.
Best Time to Travel to Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a beautiful country, which will charm you at any time of year. However, many travelers may prefer to take advantage of Costa Rica's dry season, while others will want to take advantage of the off-season deals and less-crowds during the rain
Rain Forest Aerial Tram
Tour the rainforest on an aerial tram near Braulio Carillo National Park. It offers an up-close look at Costa Rica's rainforest canopy.
Holiday Travel Tips for Your Adventure Trips!
Planning for great holiday travel is about being smart and traveling well — work out all the kinks in advance, keep a cool head, and you’ll set yourself up for smooth-sailing.
Selva Bananito: Ecotourism at its Best
Bordering Costa Rica's largest and most pristine nature reserve, Selva Bananito is part of the same ecosystem as the La Amistad Peace Park. The lodge prides itself on providing first-rate comfort while trying to limit human impact on the environment.
Mary's Travel Journal: Central America Expedition Cruise
Adventure Lifer, Mary, recently visited Costa Rica and Panama on an expedition cruise. Read her travels through the Panama Canal, Darien Jungle, Corcovado National Park and more!
Community Grants
Adventure Life has an annual, ongoing grant program that provides funding for small, grassroots projects in the countries we visit. Organizations and/or projects are nominated by our local partners.
Arenal Volcano: Explosive Costa Rica Travel
Details of the most recent eruption of Arenal Volcano, a travel destination in Costa Rica.
Me Tarzan, You Jane: In the Jungles Of Costa Rica
From Caribbean Travel and Life, an article written by a traveler on our Beaches and Rainforest Costa Rica tour. Includes accounts of whitewater rafting the Pacuare River, a stay along the Caribbean beach, and rainforest hikes, etc. at Selva Bananito.
You Can See the Ocean from Here
Read through this Costa Rica Travel Journal with information on La Cusinga Lodge as well as descriptions of the natural beauty of the country.
Daytime Canopy Tree Platform Expedition
Remember your childhood dream of building the best tree house ever? We are delighted to offer you an opportunity to experience this rarely visited world: join us for a trip to the rain forest canopy via our new tree platform.
Costa Rica Success!
Read through Brian's report from his 2001 Costa Rica travel experience, introducing new Costa Rica tours to Corcovado National Park, La Cusinga and Tiskita Lodges, and Arenal Volcano.
Adventure Life and the Rainforest Alliance
Adventure Life and the Rainforest Alliance have established a partnership to promote tourism operations that are part of the Rainforest Alliance's Best Management Practices in Sustainable Tourism Program.
Do You Travel Responsibly?
A helpful list of questions to ask your travel company to better understand the type of impact your trip might have on the local people and environment.
An Accessible Slice of Eco-Heaven: Costa Rica Travel at its Best
La Cusinga Lodge is an excellent destination for travelers interested in experiencing authentic Costa Rican rainforest and contributing to conservation efforts through their visits.
Costa Rica Overview
This article summarizes the history and culture of Costa Rica, including the religion, language, and cuisine. Take a look before your trip!
Carnaval Celebrations Fill Streets of Limon
Carnaval! Learn more about this week-long event, with signing, dancing and traditional food, that is an absolute must-see on Costa Rica tours.
Costa Rica: A Family Adventure Mecca
Read through the myriad of family tour adventure options available in Costa Rica. This destination offers such diversity that you're likely to come back again and again.
SELVA BANANITO- A Trek on the Wild Side
An article originally printed in Costa Rica Outdoors. Discusses Selva Bananito rainforest reserve, its history and development, bird species found there, rainforest hikes and other Costa Rica travel activities
CORCOVADO COSTA RICA: The Battle Against Poaching Receives a Huge Gift
Costa Rica is known for its tropical beauty and its lush rainforests. The Corcovado National Park on the Osa Peninsula proves it. We invite you to tour Costa Rica and visit Corcovado to discover for yourself what makes this region so incredible.
Selva Bananito History
The history of Selva Bananito is exceptional, and an important part of a visit to this area. Read a brief description of it's history, written by Jurgen Stein, current owner of the lodge and reserve.
Limon Watershed Foundation
See the mission and goals the Limon Watershed Foundation of a Costa Rica: a conservation organization working to protect the Limon watershed on the Caribbean side of the country.
Solving the Mysteries of Tipping
Questions regarding tipping adequate are some of the most common concerns travelers have when visiting a foreign country. And unfortunately, there is not a straight-forward, yes or no, answer to the tipping question. But we can offer some suggestions.
Cano Island Tour
Directly offshore mysterious Cano Island beckons to the intrepid traveler. Here you can walk in the footsteps of ancient Indian kings and bloodthirsty pirates. Learn about the history and wildlife as you tour through the island.
Monika's Costa Rica & Panama Trip Journal
We're travelers just like you! Read Central America specialist, Monika's, trip journal to Costa Rica and Panama. Tortuguero, Boquete, Bocas del Toro, San Blas and more!
Hiking in Corcovado National Park
Starting out from the lodge with your naturalist guide you journey into Corcovado National Park. The cool morning hours offer a good opportunity to spot wildlife and to observe some of the incredible variety of birds that abound in the park.

Guatemala

Discovering the Treasures of Guatemala Travel
Guatemala is the northernmost country in Central America. At just 42,000 square miles, Guatemala is a small country, but it has much to offer the visitor who has opted to explore this ecologically beautiful and culture-rich region.
Understanding Guatemala's Ancient History
Guatemala's history dates back to before 10,000 BC. Read more about it's ancient to modern civilizations including Mayans and their incredible cities they built in 1400 BC.
Culture of Guatemala
Get to know the culture of Guatemala before beginning your amazing adventure to this country. Enjoy the strong Mayan and Spanish influences that helped shape the culture of this area.
Guatemala: A Biodiversity Hot Spot
A Biodiversity Hot Spot is an area with a plentiful supply of biodiversity that is unfortunately been threatened by humans. Learn more about its fourteen eco-regions that make Guatemala a truly unique environment.
Guatemala Cuisine and Coffee
Get to know the delicious cuisine of Guatemala before embarking on an amazing adventure into this incredible country. They are known for their incredible coffee, delicious seafood, and luscious tropical fruits.
Rugged and Mountainous Guatemala Geography
Guatemala's landscape is predominantly mountainous but it is also home to fertile valleys that have made it excellent for growing coffee. Read through this article to learn more about the geography of Guatemala.
From Civil War to Times of Peace: Guatemala's Modern History
Guatemala has been the unfortunate host of a 36-year long civil war that it is continuing to recover from. Get a better look into its past and present through this informative article on the history of Guatemala's civil war.
Look into Guatemala Politics
Learn more about Guatemala's political structure and gain a better understanding of how this country functions from past to present.
Guatemala Weather
Guatemala has been know to be the "Land of Eternal Spring" and has some amazing climate great for travel. Learn about some exceptions though before planning your next adventure.
Guatemala Wildlife Beckons the Birders
The biodiversity of Guatemala is incredible and allows for some amazing wildlife to flourish here. Bird enthusiasts will enjoy it most with its abundance of uniquely incredible bird life including herons, parrots, macaws and so many more!
The Odyssey of a Tz'utujil Woman
Dolores Ratzun is a healer in the Guatemalan Highlands who has shared her heritage with people from around the world by advising on movies, selling handicrafts, and offering ayudante healings.
The Ecology of Tikal and the Surrounding Peten Region
Learn about the geography and ecology of Guatemala, and the historic reasons that the northern part of Guatemala has a relatively undisturbed environment.
Safe and Sound
The State Department's consular warning about Guatemala travel can certainly cause some alarm. Here is a bit of information, provided by our local partner, on how to make your trip a safe one.
Totonicapan Dance Festival
The Totonicapan Dance Festival in Guatemala celebrates the Mayan traditions and cultural heritage. Here is a summary of the different traditional dances performed.
Solving the Mysteries of Tipping
Questions regarding tipping adequate are some of the most common concerns travelers have when visiting a foreign country. And unfortunately, there is not a straight-forward, yes or no, answer to the tipping question. But we can offer some suggestions.
The Village of Santiago de Atitlan
Before your trip to Guatemala read through a description of Santiago de Atitlan, a colorful village visited on our Guatemala Highlands tour and our Mayan Multisport Guatemala tour.
Guatemala History and Culture
The earliest Maya civilizations began to emerge in the highlands of Guatemala by as early as 2000 BC. Read through their history and the culture that has evolved today.
Guatemala Easter Festival
Easter in Antigua provides a fascinating experience when traveling to Guatemala.
Mysteries of the Maya Come Alive in Belize
Read about the history of the Maya in Belize, Maya ruins throughout Belize, and other information about the Maya people who you will still encounter on our Guatemala tours and Belize tours.
Guatemala: Easter Festival, ChiChi and a chicken bus
Usually independent travelers, they toured with Montana-based Adventure Life Journeys, joining seven other travelers to experience the nine-day Easter Festival and much more.
Holiday Travel Tips for Your Adventure Trips!
Planning for great holiday travel is about being smart and traveling well — work out all the kinks in advance, keep a cool head, and you’ll set yourself up for smooth-sailing.
Community Grants
Adventure Life has an annual, ongoing grant program that provides funding for small, grassroots projects in the countries we visit. Organizations and/or projects are nominated by our local partners.
Mayan Dress in Santiago de Atitlan
Traditional dress in this Guatemala village famous for its Maya weaving. Duncan Aitken describes the process of creating these works of art.
Monika's Guatemala Trip Journal
Central America specialist, Monika, recently spent some time revisiting Guatemala. Read about her travels to Guatemala's Antigua, Santiago and more.
A Note from Long Way Home in Guatemala
Recipient of Adventure Life grant: Long Way Home's mission is to break the cycle of poverty among youth in developing communities by creating educational opportunities, cultivating civic interaction, and encouraging healthy lifestyles.
The Famed Ruins of Tikal
Explore the Maya architecture and culture. Here's a look at what you may see on a Guatemala tour to the Mayan ruins of Tikal in the El Peten region.
Adventure Life and the Rainforest Alliance
Adventure Life and the Rainforest Alliance have established a partnership to promote tourism operations that are part of the Rainforest Alliance's Best Management Practices in Sustainable Tourism Program.
Do You Travel Responsibly?
A helpful list of questions to ask your travel company to better understand the type of impact your trip might have on the local people and environment.

Honduras

Discover Honduras
Honduras is beautiful country in Central America, with a Latin American/Caribbean feel that is unique to the region.
The Conquest of Honduras
This article provides some great information on ancient civilizations in Honduras. Get to know the history of this country and some great places to add to your list when taking a trip to Honduras.
Honduras: Caribbean Living
Learn more about the cultures of Honduras and the ones that have been a stronger influence into modern culture such as the Garifuna communities. These cultures has impacted music, dress, food and other elements that make Honduras unique.
A Rich Environment
Honduras is full of reserves, national parks, and biospheres that are used to protect its amazing environment. Read more to get a better idea of what this country has to offer travelers.
Honduras Local Cuisine: Corn and Tropical Fruit
Honduras has some amazing and delicious cuisine that finds its roots from pre-Colombian staples as well as South America and Caribbean flavors.
Geography of Honduras
Familiarize yourself with the varying landscape of Honduras before beginning your adventure to this amazing place. Learn all about it's mountains, lowlands, beaches and more.
Today's Honduras
Gain some insight into Honduras' more current history and how it became the country it is today. Despite its history, Honduras is not a country without conflict, and a great place to explore.
Politics of Honduras
Read this brief article and gain a better understanding of Honduras' current state of government.
Tropical Weater Patterns
Enjoy this brief overview of the weather in Honduras. This informative article will help you in planning what time of year will be the best time for you to travel to this beautiful country.
A Plethora of Animals
Honduras is home to over 700 species of birds as well as other incredible animals including jaguars, spider monkeys, and the very friendly sloths. Get more familiar with the creatures that inhabit this country through this informative article.

Nicaragua

Nicaragua Weather
Nicaragua has a tropic climate. Days are warm, and nights are cooler but still balmy. Learn more before your trip.
Avenue Of Volcanoes
The western coastal plain of Central America holds a line of active volcanoes running north to south. Nicaragua itself has 19 volcanoes, almost all of them protected in National Parks.
Adventure Life and the Rainforest Alliance
Adventure Life and the Rainforest Alliance have established a partnership to promote tourism operations that are part of the Rainforest Alliance's Best Management Practices in Sustainable Tourism Program.
Surfers In Paradise
The pretty ocean-side town of San Juan del Sur is the center for surfer culture. Learn more about surfing in Nicaragua before your travels.
Overview of Nicaragua
Beautiful Nicaragua is a land of fascinating contrasts. There is something for everyone to enjoy in Nicaragua. Find out more about Nicaragua before your trip.
The History of Nicaragua
The name Nicaragua comes from Nicarao, the name of a chief of one of the indigenous tribes that lived around Lake Nicaragua in the sixteenth century. Get to know a little more about Nicaragua's history before your trip.
Lake Nicaragua and Ometepe Island
Lake Nicaragua is one of the wonders of the Western Hemisphere. One hundred miles long and as much as 46 miles wide, it is the largest freshwater lake in Central America, but it may millennia ago have been part of the sea. Learn more about Lake Nicaragua

Panama

Introducing Panama
While the country is known for its famous canal, more than 29 percent of Panama's landscape includes 15 national parks, forest reserves and 10 wildlife sanctuaries.
Panama City - Old Panama
This article provides an informative look into the pre-twentieth century history of Panama.
Culture-rich Panama
Panama's culture has been influenced by a variety of people including Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans. This article provides an insight into this culture that has been broken down into sports, music, art, religion and language.
Panama's Environment: Tropical Forest, Pristine Islands and more!
Panama boasts of incredible landscapes including jungles, pristine coasts, coral reefs and so much more. Preservation has always been important and Panama has almost 40 national parks to prove it. Read more about this countries unique landscape.
Panama's Culinary Traditions
Panama has a rich tradition in the culinary arts. This article will provide you with some insight into some of the mouthwatering treats you can enjoy while on your trip to Panama.
Panama: Central America's Southern-most Country
Learn more about the geography of Central American's southern most country, Panama. Familiarize yourself with all it's unique landscape and prepare yourself for an amazing journey to Panama.
The Canal's Influence on Panama's Modern History
Panama is famous for the Panama Canal which you can discover on a Panama Canal cruise. Get to know more about this incredible feature and decide if this cruise would be a great next adventure.
Panama Weather
Like the rest of Central America, Panama has two distinct seasons: wet and dry. The dry season lasts from mid-December to mid-April, while the rainy season occurs from mid-April to December.
Wild Side of Panama
Panama has a rich biodiversity that consists of a variety of fauna. Read more about the hundreds of species that make Panama their home.
Panama, Graced with Sun & Sand
Blessed with the pristine waters of the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean as well as many secluded islands and lagoons, Panama tours make one develop a further appreciation for nature's wonders.
Cultural Heritage: A Reflection of Panama's Roots
Panama's ethnic diversity is reflected in the traditional products, such as woodcarvings, ceremonial masks and pottery, as well is in its architecture, cuisine and festivals. Panama travel often dazzles the senses beyond what is expected.
Did You Know That....
Useful and interesting facts for people interested in Panama Tours.
Activities in Boquete
Panama's charming town of Boquete is quickly becoming a popular destination -- and for good reason. Here are some of our favorite activities to partake in during a Panama tour.
A Challenge for the Adventurer
Panama tours to little-known areas full of exotic flora and fauna, unbeatable waters or challenging golf courses, will provide for an unbeatable athletic travel experience.
A Brief History
Historical information for Panama travelers, including, conquistadors and the Panama Canal.
The Kuna People of the San Blas Islands
Travel to Panama and discover the tropical San Blas Archipelago, a chain of islands that are home to the indigenous San Blas Kuna people.
The Panama Canal
Read a brief history and some interesting facts about the Panama Canal, the engineering wonder of the world.
Monika's Costa Rica & Panama Trip Journal
We're travelers just like you! Read Central America specialist, Monika's, trip journal to Costa Rica and Panama. Tortuguero, Boquete, Bocas del Toro, San Blas and more!
Molas: Preserving Kuna Tradition
Mola is the Kuna word for blouse, but it usually refers to the colorful panels on the front and back of the women's garments. Learn more about the Molas, a traditional craft of Panama's Kuna people.
Bocas del Toro
This article discusses the current conditions of the Bocas del Toro region and explores islands that are great to tour.
Flora & Fauna
Panama is a natural land bridge that connects North and Central America with South America. Discover the rich variety of plant and animal life found here because of this.
Mary's Travel Journal: Central America Expedition Cruise
Adventure Lifer, Mary, recently visited Costa Rica and Panama on an expedition cruise. Read her travels through the Panama Canal, Darien Jungle, Corcovado National Park and more!
Sapibenega: The Kuna Lodge
Sapibenega in Panama is the first complete ecological Kuna Lodge. Read more about its accommodations and optional activities before your trip.
Arts & Crafts
The ethnic diversity of Panama is shown in the variety of traditional handicrafts it produces. Here is a sampling of Panama's rich artistic history as well as museum tour hours and dates.