Central America Travel Articles

Friendly Sloth
Adam & Hannah Lukaszewicz
Rafting the Pacaure River in Costa Rica
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A brightly colored toucan in the forest
Double the Adventure
Before embarking on a journey, you put a lot of effort into deciding where to go, preparing, and researching.  While taking the time to organize a trip, why not plan to see TWO …
Missoula Medical Aid - Volunteer AND Travel
Missoula Medical Aid seeks to improve health and access to health care in rural and impoverished communities of Honduras.  Adventure Life founder & CEO, Brian Morgan, supports this special …
Our Favorite Day Tours in Puerto Viejo
Looking for Pura Vida?  In the southeastern region of Costa Rica, you can find a Caribbean paradise in Puerto Viejo.  This coastal town is home to some of the most spectacular beaches in …
The Famed Ruins of Tikal
Tikal is a spectacular place to tour if you want to see one of the most famous ruined cities of the Classic Period of the Maya. It is located in north central Petén, Guatemala, about 50 miles …
Turneffe Atoll Adventures
Snorkeling Tours: In addition to the special snorkeling adventures described in more detail below, you will have the opportunity to experience World Class snorkeling around the Turneffe Atoll. Our …
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 …
Discovering the Treasures of Guatemala Travel
Guatemala is the northernmost country in Central America. It borders the Caribbean, between Honduras and Belize, and also borders the Pacific Ocean, between El Salvador and Mexico. It has a territory …
Introducing Panama
The Republic of Panama is the southernmost country in Central America. It is a former Spanish colony with a mixed population of Creoles, mestizos, European immigrants, Africans, and indigenous …
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 …
Costa Rica: A Family Adventure Mecca
Earlier this year a 5th grade teacher contacted me looking for posters of the rainforest for her classroom. She hoped to turn her entire classroom into a vibrant jungle to help teach her students …
Ambergris Cayes
Imagine a small, palm-shaded island, its sugar-white sands awash in some of the warmest, clearest water to be found anywhere. Offshore, is world-class snorkeling, diving, sailing, kayaking, and …
Adventure Life and the Rainforest Alliance
Working together for Sustainable Travel Adventure Life is the first US-based operator to join the Rainforest Alliance's TOPS (Tour Operators Promoting Sustainability). We have formed an alliance to …
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. When the Spanish arrived in the area they found …
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. Volcan …
The Belize Zoo
The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center were started in 1983, as a last ditch effort to provide a home for a collection of wild animals which had been used in making documentary films about …
The Story of Hamanasi
Have you had the dream about owning and running your own little hotel on a secluded beach, someday, somewhere? We always had that dream and we knew that the hotel had to be near reefs. It took a …
Hamanasi for Diving and Adventure
Travel World News, June 2003 For divers, location is everything, especially when they can look forward to shorter boat rides to some of Belize's hottest dive sites. Forty miles south of Belize …
Diving in Ambergris Caye
In Ambergris Caye, we work with Patojo's Scuba Center. The dive shop's owner is locally famous Patojo Paz,a life long resident of Ambergris and one of the islands premier dive instructors. Each of …
History and Culture of Belize
History The first inhabitants in what is now Belize who developed a succinct culture were the Maya. Belize was an important part in the great Mayan Empire. The Maya Empire was possibly the most …
Costa Rica Overview
History Back in the 16th century, when the Spanish explorers arrived in what today is called Costa Rica, all they found was a region scarcely populated by several poorly organized tribes. The …
Community Grants
Adventure Life's community grants provide funding for grassroots projects in the countries we visit. Grants have funded reforestation projects, youth festivals and education, operations at a …
The Alfombras of the Guatemala Easter Festivals
Intricate alfombras line the streets of Antigua during Guatemala's Easter Festivals The spectacular Easter festivals in Antigua, Guatemala are beyond comparison to anything in the northern …
Latin America Travel: Spanish 101
Knowing a bit a Spanish comes in handy when talking with locals on a Bolivia tour. Spanish a bit rusty? You and me both. In general, Spanish is used throughout Latin America - but you'll …
Belize Travel: Sunscreen and Coral Reef Bleaching
Belize travel: Choose a reef-safe sunscreen to help prevent coral bleaching. We just received an email from one of our travelers, Mike Jarosick, who returned from a trip to Belize. Sharing our …