Central America Travel Articles

Tree frog spotted in the Amazon
Cindy McKinnon
Sunset on the Pacific coast
Colorful handmade carpet in for the Guatemal Easter Festivals
Horseback riding around the Xunantunich ruins is a great way to spend an afternoon!
Adam & Hannah Lukaszewicz
Rafting the Pacaure River in Costa Rica
Mayan Ruins at Belize's Pook's Hill Lodge
In the Mayan mountain foothills of western Belize, there lies a 300-acre private nature reserve of prime broad leaf forest that serves as home for the Pook’s Hill nature lodge. The Pook's …
A Brief History of Panama
The Spanish visited Panama for the first time, in 1501, when a wealthy solicitor from Triana, Rodrigo de Bastida, organized an expedition. After arriving to the Americas, Bastidas traveled …
Cultural Heritage: A Reflection of Panama's Roots
As a meeting point in the history of the countries of Latin America, Panama is a country forged by various cultures and traditions that come together to create a unique complexity and exotic …
Panama Overview
Panama is a narrow strip of land that connects North and South America. At several places it spans less than a hundred miles from its Atlantic coastline to its Pacific shores. Hundreds of small …
Costa Rica 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 …
Belize Overview
For many reasons, Belize is a wonderful place to visit. In fact, the list of positive reasons to do so is a good deal longer for this small Central American nation than for most other, comparable …
Nicaragua Overview
Beautiful Nicaragua is a land of fascinating contrasts. Travelers can hike up live volcanoes, or visit villages dedicated to handicrafts. There are cities of stately grace, including Granada, the …
Guatemala Overview
Brief History The earliest Maya civilizations began to emerge in the highlands of Guatemala by as early as 2000 BC. Bustling city-states grew, and trading networks covered large areas of what is …
Costa Rica Culture
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 …
Activities in Boquete
Located in Panama's Chiriqui providence, the charming town of Boquete is nestled at the foot of Volcan Baru and surrounded by coffee farms and La Amistad International Peace Park. Boquete offers …
The Wonders of Arenal
Here nature speaks for itself: the majestic Arenal Volcano is the shining star of Costa Rica's northern zone. Both the incredible night view of incandescent lava descending from its cone and its …
Belize Weather
A Belize trip offers a subtropical climate with distinct wet and dry seasons. Temperatures annually range from 50-95°F, with a mean annual temperature of 79°F. November through May is the …
Sample Local Cuisine on a Belize Tour
Belizean cuisine is extremely varied and it combines Caribbean, Mexican, Spanish and Mayan cuisines. The basis of Belizean cuisine is provided by rice and beans cooked with coconut milk and bathed …
Belize Cultural Discovery
English-speaking and Creole dominated, Belize has more in common with its Caribbean island neighbors than its bordering Spanish-speaking countries. With a laid-back ambiance of swinging hammocks, …
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 …
Panama, Graced with Sun and Sand
Panama’s natural landscapes make one truly appreciate the wonders of nature. The Isthmus of Panama is strategically located between two oceans and two continents. Panama encompasses natural and …
Belize Zoo
Nestled in a 29 acre sanctuary located only 30 miles west of Belize City, over 125 native Belize animals are helping to educate an audience of the necessity of preserving the natural habitat that has …
Authentic Garifuna Music
¡Babinaha numa! (Garifuna for “Dance with me!”) This spirited phrase seems to call out from the depths of the rhythmic drums. As dancers twirl in brightly decorated dresses, as …
Mayan Experience with the Garcia Sisters
He whosoever forgets his past in his present has no future. Broaden your horizons. Discover the enrichment that comes from seeing another way of life. Feel the wonder of being with people who …
Tiskita Jungle Lodge and the Aspinalls
The Aspinall family has long been a force for environmental education and protection in Costa Rica. John Aspinall is president of Costa Rica Sun Tours, an inbound Costa Rica travel agency …
Historic Costa Rica: Guayabo National Monument
Unlike Guatemala's Tikal or the Incan ruins of Peru, Costa Rica tours are not exactly famous for their archaeological history. But veiled in the shadow of the Turrialba Volcano - like a mythical …
Belize Politics
Belize's political framework is a parliamentary representative democratic monarchy, whereby the Prime Minister is the head of government, and of a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised …