Tuesday May 21, 2013
Last week, we brought you our favorite Costa Rica canopy tours. This week, we've gathered some of the best canopy tours in Central America, from the Belize's Cayo District to Panama's beautiful Boquete Valley.
Canopy tours are the very best way to explore the forests (cloud, rain and otherwise) of Central America. They also offer Central America's best dose of adrenaline -- from zip lines to Tarzan Swings, rappel courses to swinging suspension bridges. Happy soaring!
Thursday May 16, 2013
Our Central America Animal for May is a Green Violet Hummingbird, one of the numerous prismatic hummingbirds who dance through Costa Rica's forests and jungles. The country really is a birdwatcher's paradise. (Anybody's paradise, really!)
Sunday May 12, 2013
Canopy tours are the very best way to explore Costa Rica's forests, hands down.
Located all across the tropical country, Costa Rica canopy tours include zip lines (those metal cables you soar down on harnesses), suspension bridges, platforms, exciting rappel courses, and more. Some include aerial trams, horseback riding, and even Tarzan Swings: free falls on bungees into Costa Rica valleys. Whee! All include unparalleled opportunities to get up close and personal with tropical flora and fauna -- as well as a heady dose of adrenaline.
Here's our guide to the top canopy tours in Costa Rica.
Tuesday May 7, 2013
Guatemala shopping is some of the most inexpensive in all of Central America, especially when it comes to Mayan handicrafts at marketplaces like the twice-weekly Chichicastenango. There are also several malls in Guatemala, offering both low-priced and luxury goods.
Panama shopping is also pretty fantastic. Panama City malls range from upscale shopping centers boasting numerous international chain stores, to huge shopping malls (like Albrook) packed with low-cost brands.