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When Is the Best Time to Visit Costa Rica?
The time of year you choose to travel to Costa Rica is important as it may mean the difference between a sunny vacation and one with torrential downpours.
Top 10 Adventurous Backpacker Destinations in...
Central America backpacking is some of the world's best. Here's a selection of Central America's top backpacker destinations.
All About Guatemala Food and Drink: From...
All about Guatemala food, Guatemala drink and all types of Guatemala cuisine, including chicken pepian, kak’ik, and elites.
Where to Go for the Best Beaches in Costa Rica
Costa Rica's beaches rank among the best in the world. Since nearly two thirds of its borders are coastline, there are a whole lot of beaches to explore.
How to Leave Everything Behind and Find a Job...
Job opportunities are limited in Costa Rica, but there is always something for those in industries such as teaching English or telemarketing.
A Quick Guide to Food and Drink in El Salvador
All about the cuisine and beverages of El Salvador, including pupusas, empanadas, yuca fritz, ensalada, and much more.
Top 7 Beaches in Central America
Central America beaches: From rollicking Pacific shores to outlying Caribbean isles, Central America's beaches are truly unbeatable. Here's our list of the top Central America beaches!
Central America Food
Central America Food: All about Central America food, from Costa Rica meals to El Salvador recipes. Come sample Central America cuisine!
Everything You Need to Know About Panama Food...
All about the cuisine and beverages of Panama, such as empanadas, yucca, ceviche, raspados, and other Panama food and drink.
Central America's 7 Capital Cities
Central America Capitals: Capital cities in Central America.
What to Eat in Honduras, From Caracol to Ceviche
All about Honduras food and drink, from Honduras breakfasts to beverages, including burritas, pastelitos de carne, tostones, and much more.
8 of the Most Beautiful Beaches in El Salvador
El Salvador beaches: El Salvador beaches boast some of Latin America's finest surf breaks. Come explore the El Salvador's beaches!
Guatemala Beaches
Guatemala Beaches: The top beaches in Guatemala, Central America.
Top Eight Souvenirs from Costa Rica
Costa Rica Gifts and Souvenirs: Here is a list of the coolest gifts from Costa Rica and the must-buy souvenirs. From recycled paper, to coffee, to mango wood candles, to jellies, to fair trade tote bags, you can't go wrong bringing one of these items home.
Central American Travel: Get from San José...
The best way to get from San Jose to Bocas del Toro is by plane. Only an hour flight from the Pavas airport, travelers can avoid the eight-hour haul via windy roads and sweaty public buses. But for those on the budget, the bus is quite doable if you follow these simple steps.
Top Costa Rica Backpacker Destinations
Costa Rica Backpacker Destinations: The best destinations for budget travelers and backpackers in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Tropical Fruit
You've tried bananas, pinapples and papayas, but have you heard of mamones or granadilla? Here's a list of exotic tropical fruit in Costa Rica that's slightly off the beaten path.
Panama Canal Photo Gallery
Photos of the Panama Canal in Panama City, Panama. Page 2.
Traditional Foods You Have to Try in Nicaragua
All about Nicaragua food and beverages, including chicharon, gallo pinto, cajeta de coco, and other Nicaragua cuisine.
What to Know Before Visiting Panama
Traveling in Panama is so much more than visiting the famous Panama canal. Here's an overview all about Panama travel, including when to go, money and more.
Costa Rica in December
This Central American tourist destination has some of its best weather in December, making Christmas holidays a good if busy time for a visit.
Safety in Central America
A guide to travel safety and security in Central America. Includes information on travel safety in every Central America country, from Costa Rica to El Salvador.
Central America Bus Travel
Central America Buses: Traveling by bus is one of the best ways to get around in Central America, whether you're traveling in-country, or cross-country.
Panama Photo Gallery
Panama Photos: Our Panama Photo Gallery allows you to enjoy Panama's beauty through the eyes of various photographers, with Panama photos ranging from the islands of Bocas del Toro to the Panama Canal.
What You Must Eat in Costa Rica
All about Costa Rica food and drink, from Costa Rican cuisine like casado and ceviche to Costa Rica beverages like refrescos and guaro.
4 Costa Rican Beers You Need to Try
Costa Rice beers: The beers of Costa Rica are a light and smooth bunch, brewed exclusively by beer giant Florida Ice & Farm Company. The most traditional - and longstanding - are the Pilsen and Imperial.
Scuba Diving in Central America: Top Dive...
The Best Scuba diving sites and Scuba dive destinations in Central Americas for Scuba divers and snorkelers, from Costa Rica's Pacific coast to the Honduras's Bay Islands.
Costa Rica in July
All about Costa Rica travel in July - weather, events, holidays and seasonal tips.
Why Surfers Love Costa Rica's Jaco Beach
Jaco is Costa Rica’s wildest party beach, and a top destination for surfers, backpackers, and land-loving resort travelers alike.
Drug Laws and Penalties in Central America
Drug laws and penalties in Central America.
Bocas del Toro in Panama
Bocas del Toro Panama: A travel guide to Panama's Bocas del Toro province in general and the Bocas del Toro Archipelago in specific, from Red Frog Beach on Bastimentos to the Zapatillas Cays.
Central America Facts
Fascinating facts about Central America and the region’s seven countries: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Panama.
Everything You Need to Know Before You Go to...
Costa Rica travel: Costa Rica is one of the most popular (and most beautiful) travel destinations in all of the Americas.
Visiting Central America? Be Sure to Pack These...
A packing list of travel necessities I've found absolutely invaluable during my trips to Central America, and other international travels.
Coca Cola Bus Terminal in San Jose Costa Rica
The Coca Cola Bus Terminal is the main bus terminal in San Jose, Costa Rica, and the major hub of the entire Costa Rica bus system.
Panama Islands
Panama islands are diverse, beautiful, and number in the hundreds. Come explore the islands of Panama!
What To Do on a Budget in San José
There are plenty of things to do on a budget in Costa Rica’s capital city San José. If you are willing to think outside the box and don’t mind venturing out on your own. Here’s what we recommend.
Backpacking in Panama
Backpacking in Panama: the top budget travel destinations for backpackers in Panama, Central America.
What to Know Before Visiting El Salvador
A traveler's guide to El Salvador, the hidden gem of Central America travel, full of great surfing, natural beauty, and welcoming locals.
Rainy Season in Central America
Rainy Season in Central America: Central America rainy season doesn't have to ruin your Central America vacation!
Costa Rica Photo Gallery
Costa Rica Photos: Our Costa Rica Photo Gallery lets you enjoy Costa Rica's beauty through the eyes of various photographers, with Costa Rica photos ranging from the Monteverde Cloudforest to the Costa Rica beaches of Manuel Antonio, Jaco and Tamarindo.
How to Get your Residency in Costa Rica
Becoming a resident in Costa Rica takes time and patience, but it is possible. For ways to qualify for residency, a list of documents needed to apply and whether residency is even necessary, look no further than
Gay and Lesbian Travel in Central America
Gay-friendly travel in Central America's countries, from Costa Rica to El Salvador.
Costa Rica Beaches: The Nicoya Peninsula
The Nicoya Peninsula is Costa Rica's most popular beach destination. Check our out picks for the top Nicoya beaches in Costa Rica.
Costa Rica All-Inclusive Resorts
A selection of Costa Rica's top all-inclusive resorts for a hassle-free vacation.
El Salvador Food Photo Gallery
Curtido: Pictures of El Salvador food, from sopa de pata to pupusas. Page 3.
Renting a Car in Costa Rica? Here's What We...
Renting a car in Costa Rica: Tips on renting a car in Costa Rica, Central America.
Nicaragua Travel - Before You Go
Nicaragua travel: Come explore Nicaragua travel!
Central America Border Crossings
Crossing the borders between Central America countries.
Utila Honduras Travel Profile
Utila Honduras: All about the Bay Island of Utila in Honduras.
Travel Profile: Placencia, Belize
Welcome to Placencia Belize! Belize is famous for its laid-back attitude, and Placencia beach is the perfect place for travelers to celebrate it.
San Pedro La Laguna -- Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
San Pedro la Laguna is a village on the shores of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. Explore San Pedro la Laguna!
Discover Costa Rica's Beautiful Manuel Antonio...
Manuel Antonio National Park is located on the Pacific coast, in the Costa Rican province of Puntarenas. Though small, it’s the most visited park in Costa Rica -- and one of the most beautiful.
Costa Rica Islands
Costa Rica islands: All about Costa Rica's island paradises: Cocos, Cano, and Tortuga. Explore the islands of Costa Rica!
Guatemala Vaccinations & Health Information
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that travelers to Guatemala get immunizations for typhoid, hepatitis, rabies, and others.
La Libertad, El Salvador
la Libertad El Salvador: the dynamic El Salvador beach of La Libertad is emerging as one of Central America’s best surfing destinations.
Snakes of Central America
Central America snakes: All about the venomous and non-poisonous snakes of Central America.
Central America Insects (the Irritating Kind)
Central America insects: All about the poisonous and non-poisonous bugs and insects of Central America.
Starting a Business in Costa Rica
Opening a business in Costa Rica may seem daunting at first, but follow these initial guidelines to set you on the path to success.
Entry Requirements for Central America Travel
Entry requirements, and passport and visa information for Central America travel.
Taxi Etiquette in Costa Rica
Taxis are a safe form of travel in Costa Rica and are a relatively affordable way to get around the city. For general prices, tipping practices and taxi etiquette, it’s best to be familiar with the rules of the road.
5 Stunning Central American Lakes
Discover the names of five of the most beautiful lakes in Central America.
Montezuma Beach in Costa Rica
Playa Montezuma in Costa Rica: Liberal,laid-back Playa Montezuma is one of the best Costa Rica beaches on the Nicoya Peninsula for open-minded budget travelers.
San Juan Del Sur in Nicaragua
San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua is the quintessential Central America beach village. Explore San Juan del Sur beach!
El Salvador Photo Gallery
El Salvador Photos: Our El Salvador Photo Gallery allows you to enjoy El Salvador's beauty through the eyes of various photographers, with El Salvador photos ranging from the beaches of La Libertad to the Maya ruins of Tazumal.
The Belize Cayes
The islands of Belize - known as the Belize Cayes - are easily accessible Caribbean islands that boast some of the world's best diving.
Mayan Ruins in Central America
Photos, descriptions and travel info about Mayan ruins in Central America, from the Tikal ruins in Guatemala to the Copan ruins in Honduras.
Central America Countries
Central America countries: guide to all seven Central American countries.
Travel Safety in Guatemala
An overview of travel safety and security in Guatemala.
South and Central America
Central America is actually a part of North America. South America is a continent of its own.
Playa Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Playa Tamarindo Costa Rica: Travel guide to Playa Tamarindo Costa Rica, one of the most popular Costa Rica beaches for international travelers.
Travel Safety in Nicaragua
A quick guide to travel safety and security in Nicaragua, Central America.
Antigua Guatemala Travel Guide
Antigua Guatemala travel: Antigua Guatemala, or “Ancient Guatemala”, is one of Guatemala's most popular travel destinations.
Travel Safety in Costa Rica
A quick guide to travel safety and security in Costa Rica, Central America.
Backpacking in Guatemala
Backpacking in Guatemala: the top budget travel destinations for backpackers in Guatemala, Central America.
Roatan in the Honduras Bay Islands
Roatan Honduras: Roatan, one of Honduras's Bay Islands, attracts every type of traveler, from the luxury cruise-shipper to the budget backpacker.
San Salvador, El Salvador's Capital City
Guide to San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, for travelers: including San Salvador attractions, San Salvador nightlife, and more.
San Jose, Costa Rica
A photo of San Jose, Costa Rica, in our Costa Rica photo gallery. Page 6.
Two-Week Central America Vacation Ideas
Two-week Central America vacations: two-week travel itineraries for memorable Central America vacations.
Panama Beaches
Panama Beaches: The beaches of Panama in Central America are gorgeous and diverse. Explore Panama beaches!
Guatemala Drinks
Guatemala Drinks: drinks and beverages in Guatemalan cuisine.
Costa Rica Vaccinations & Health Information
What vaccinations you should get before traveling to Costa Rica, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.
San Jose Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica: All about San Jose Costa Rica, the Costa Rica capital city.
Honduras Food Photo Gallery
Honduras Food: Pictures of Honduras food, from anafres to platanos fritos.
What Are the Best Restaurants in San Jose,...
Restaurants in San Jose, Costa Rica: Don't miss these top restaurants in San Jose, Costa Rica. metropolitan hub. San Jose’s budding cuisine has given birth to a few must tries.
Curtido in El Salvador Cuisine
Curtido: Curtido is a spicy vegetable dressing served in El Salvador.
Backpacking in Honduras
Backpacking in Honduras: the top budget travel destinations for backpackers in Honduras, Central America.
Honduras Money: the Honduras Lempira
Honduras Money: Honduras money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Honduras lempira.
Costa Rica Drinks
Drinks and beverages in Costa Rican cuisine.
Guatemala Photo Gallery
Guatemala Photos: Enjoy the beauty of Guatemala through the eyes of various photographers, with Guatemala photos ranging from Antigua Guatemala to the Maya ruins of Tikal.
Central America Animal for February: Coati
Central America Animal for February: Coati
Central America Weather
Central America Caribbean: Guide to the Central America Caribbean
El Salvador Drinks
El Salvador Drinks: drinks and beverages in El Salvadoran cuisine.
Guatemala Travel: Before You Go
Guatemala travel: Explore Guatemala travel destinations like Lake Atitlan, Panajachel, Antigua, Xela, and the Maya ruin of Tikal.
Where to Live in San José, Costa Rica
If you are looking for a place to live in San José, Costa Rica, consider neighborhoods such as Los Yoses, Rohrmoser, Escazú and Santa Ana. Relatively safe for foreigners and within close proximity to good restaurants and gyms, these areas will make you feel at home.
Nicaragua Photo Gallery
Nicaragua photos: Our Nicaragua Photo Gallery lets you enjoy Nicaragua's beauty through the eyes of various photographers, with Nicaragua photos ranging from colonial Granada to the beaches of San Juan del Sur.
What to Eat in Costa Rica
What to Eat in Costa Rica: Everyone knows the Costa Rican casado and gallo pinto, but here’s a look into the less talked about Costa Rica food.
Volunteering With Animals in Central America
Volunteer With Animals: Volunteer with animals in Central America.
Puerto Viejo
Our Costa Rica Photo Gallery allows you to enjoy Costa Rica's beauty through the eyes of various photographers, with photos ranging from the Monteverde Cloudforest to the beaches of Manuel Antonio, Jaco, Montezuma and Tamarindo. . Page 7.
Central America Packing Tips
Packing for Central America Travel: Packing tips for travelers to Central America (and beyond!).
Costa Rican Spanish Words and Phrases
Costa Rica Spanish language guide: In celebration of Costa Rica travel, here's a crash course of words and phrases in Costa Rican Spanish.
Costa Rica Map
A Costa Rica map in our image gallery of Central America maps, including maps of every Central America country. Page 2.
La Ruta Maya in Central America
La Ruta Maya, Or The Maya Route, is one of the most popular itineraries followed by Central America backpackers and travelers. Explore La Ruta Maya!
Backpacking in Belize
Backpacking in Belize: the top budget travel destinations for backpackers in Belize, Central America.
Sandboarding in Nicaragua
My experience volcano boarding (sandboarding) on Nicaragua's Cerro Negro volcano with Bigfoot Nicaragua.
Shopping in Panama
Where to shop in Panama, from Mayan markets to Panama shopping malls.
The Gringo Trail
The Gringo Trail is a nickname for the most popular destinations for travelers in Central America, South America and Mexico.
Guanacaste Province
A photo of Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica in our Costa Rica photo gallery. Page 9.
Pupusas in El Salvador
Pupusas in El Salvador Cuisine: All about pupusa, an El Salvador food.
Panama Money: the Panama Balboa and the US Dollar
Panama Money: Panama money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Panama balboa.
The Panama Canal in Panama City: Tours &...
Al about the Panama Canal in Panama City, including Panama Canal tour information, Panama Canal cruises, and history of the Panama Canal.
Belize Travel Safety
Belize safety: A guide to travel safety and security in Belize, Central America.
The Islands of Central America
Central America islands: All about the Pacific Islands and Caribbean islands in Central America.
Manuel Antonio Photo Gallery
Manuel Antonio Photos: Welcome to our Manuel Antonio Photo Gallery, with pictures of Manuel Antonio National Park & the Manuel Antonio beaches in Costa Rica.
Belize Food and Drink
Belize Food and Drink: all about Belize food and Belize beverages, from cassava bread to frothy seaweeds. Come sample some Belize cuisine!
Panama Gecko
Our Panama Photo Gallery allows you to enjoy Panama's beauty through the eyes of various photographers, with pictures ranging from the islands of Bocas del Toro to the Panama Canal. Page 19.
Coffee Berries
Our Panama Photo Gallery allows you to enjoy Panama's beauty through the eyes of various photographers, with pictures ranging from the islands of Bocas del Toro to the Panama Canal. Page 5.
The Panama Canal
Photo of the Panama Canal. Our Panama Photo Gallery allows you to enjoy Panama's beauty through the eyes of various photographers, with pictures ranging from the islands of Bocas del Toro to the Panama Canal. Page 4.
Panama City Photo Gallery
Panama City Photos: Pictures of Panama City, Panama, in Central America. Includes photos of the Panama Canal.
Belize Travel in August and September
Information and advice on traveling to Belize in August and September.
Bastimentos Island
Our Panama Photo Gallery allows you to enjoy Panama's beauty through the eyes of various photographers, with pictures ranging from the islands of Bocas del Toro to the Panama Canal. Page 16.
Maps of Costa Rica
Maps of Costa Rica: A list of the best physical and political maps of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica Dos and Don'ts
A list of dos and don'ts for Costa Rica travel.
Honduras Travel: Before You Go
Honduras travel guide: All about Honduras travel, from the Caribbean Bay Islands of Roatan and Utila in the east, to the Maya ruins of Copan in the west.
Ambergris Caye Palms
Our Belize Photo Gallery lets you enjoy Belize's beauty through the eyes of various photographers, with photos ranging from Mayan ruins of Altun Ha and Lamanai to the white sands of Ambergris Caye. Page 18.
Belize Photo Gallery
Belize Photos: Our Belize Photo Gallery lets you enjoy Belize's beauty through the eyes of various photographers, with Belize photos ranging from Altun Ha to Ambergris Caye.
Guatemala Food Photo Gallery
Guatemala Breakfast: Guatemala Food Photos: Pictures of Guatemala food and drink. Page 3.
Central America Surfing
Surfing in Central America: Central America surf beaches and breaks, from Costa Rica to El Salvador.
The Scenic South: Costa Rica & Panama...
A travel route through southern Central America, boasting beautiful beaches and jungle in both Costa Rica and Panama.
Lake Atitlan Guatemala Photo Gallery
Lake Atitlan Guatemala photos: Welcome to our Lake Atitlan Photo Gallery, featuring photos of Lake Atitlan Guatemala -- called Lago de Atitlan in Spanish.
Irazu Volcano
Our Costa Rica Photo Gallery allows you to enjoy Costa Rica's beauty through the eyes of various photographers, with photos ranging from the Monteverde Cloudforest to the beaches of Manuel Antonio, Jaco, Montezuma and Tamarindo. . Page 2.
San Blas Islands Photo Gallery
.about.com "> San Blas Islands Photo Gallery: The San Blas Islands of Panama -- also known as the Kuna
Central America Spiders (And Their Cousins)
Central America spiders: All about the poisonous and non-poisonous spiders of Central America.
Guatemala Money: the Guatemala Quetzal
Guatemala Money: Guatemala money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Guatemala quetzal.
Women Travelers in Central America: Travel Safety
Whether they like it or not, female travelers tend to stand out in Central America. Check out our travel safety tips for women travelers in Central America.
Punta Uva
Our Costa Rica Photo Gallery allows you to enjoy Costa Rica's beauty through the eyes of various photographers, with photos ranging from the Monteverde Cloudforest to the beaches of Manuel Antonio, Jaco, Montezuma and Tamarindo. . Page 19.
Central America Travel Safety
Safety tips for Central America travelers.
Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Santa Elena Costa Rica: Santa Elena is the closest village to the Monteverde Cloudforest Biological Reserve, one of Costa Rica’s most popular destinations.
Poas Volcano National Park in Costa Rica
Poas Volcano National Park in Costa Rica: The Poas Volcano has some of the highest-reaching geysers in the world and it’s also said to have the world’s second widest crater. Only 45 minutes outside of San José, this is an easy day trip for visitors to San José, Costa Rica.
El Salvador Money: the El Salvador Colón...
El Salvador Money: El Salvador money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the El Salvador colon.
San Blas Islet
Our Panama Photo Gallery allows you to enjoy Panama's beauty through the eyes of various photographers, with pictures ranging from the islands of Bocas del Toro to the Panama Canal. Page 12.
Montezuma Beach
A photo of Montezuma Beach in Costa Rica, part of our Costa Rica Photo Gallery. See more photos of Costa Rica! Page 13.
Poas Volcano National Park
Our Costa Rica Photo Gallery allows you to enjoy Costa Rica's beauty through the eyes of various photographers, with photos ranging from the Monteverde Cloudforest to the beaches of Manuel Antonio, Jaco, Montezuma and Tamarindo. . Page 18.
Bocas del Toro
Our Panama Photo Gallery allows you to enjoy Panama's beauty through the eyes of various photographers, with pictures ranging from the islands of Bocas del Toro to the Panama Canal. Page 9.
Backpacking in El Salvador
Backpacking in El Salvador: the top budget travel destinations for backpackers in El Salvador, Central America.
Bus Travel in Central America
Bus travel in Central America is a necessity for backpackers and budget travelers. Here's a list of tips for Central America bus travel, from chicken buses to luxury buses.
Tortuguero National Park
Photo of Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica, part of our Costa Rica photo gallery. Page 17.
Guayabo National Mounment
Our Costa Rica Photo Gallery allows you to enjoy Costa Rica's beauty through the eyes of various photographers, with photos ranging from the Monteverde Cloudforest to the beaches of Manuel Antonio, Jaco, Montezuma and Tamarindo. . Page 8.
Belize Adventures
Belize is for adventurers! A selection of adventures in Belize.
Nicaragua Facts
Interesting facts about Nicaragua, a country in Central America.
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