Central Americans are united by a common religion (Roman Catholocism) and a common language (Spanish) and a common staple food (beans and rice). But search beyond the beans and rice, and you'll discover a plethora of rich culinary cultures dotted throughout the region. Adventure Life's Central America experts pick the top foodie tours:
Antigua Culinary Tour
Guatemala's unofficial cultural capital, Antigua, is a magnet for the country's finest chefs and restaurants. Take to the street for street eats, then go to the local market to buy ingredients for your cooking class.
Nicaragua Culinary Experience
Explore Leon and Granada as you rub shoulders with top-shelf chefs, learn how to prepare traditional fare, and taste your way through the best of Nicaragua.
Best Central America & Mexico Small Ship Cruise Lines for 2023-2024
Ponant- theFrench flag carrier ensures great comfort onboard its premium ships. Bespoke, attentive, and excellent service make you feel like you're traveling on a private yacht. Each of Le Bellot's 92 guestrooms and suites has its balcony or patio that opens to a lush blanket of vegetation unlike any other in the world, from the Yucatan Peninsula to Belize and Guatemala in Central America & Mexico cruises.
UnCruise - features the Safari Voyager, its flagship in Central America, with 32 cabins and can accommodate 62 guests. It is intimate, cozy, and the perfect base for exploring. While small, it can handle open seas well and explore incredible islands and bays.
American Queen Voyages- has started its first Mexico and Yucatán Peninsula season, launching the renamed Ocean Voyager on Jan. 4, 2022, from Cozumel. Highlights visited include Campeche, Progreso, and Valladolid. The voyage consists of two nights at the Mayaland Hotel, a world-class jungle resort adjacent to the Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá.
Variety Cruises- the Greek-owned small ship company has announced new Panama Canal itineraries for this winter and 2023. Guests will also visit national parks searching for macaws, sloths, howler monkeys, and dolphins. A maximum of 49 guests can be accommodated in Panorama's 25 ocean-view cabins.
Star Clippers Americas - sails Costa Rica and Nicaragua and Panama and its famed canal, beginning November 2022. The 170-passenger Star Clipper offers seven to 14 days sailings for Panama Canal crossings.
Aurora Expeditions - anAustralian-owned adventure company that offers an intimate experience of the Panama Canal, with the support of expert staff and flexible, innovative itineraries onboard the 132 capacity Greg Mortimer.