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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.
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.
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.
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.
5 of the Best Central America Volcanoes
Find the names of 5 of the best volcanoes to visit in Central Ameirica
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.
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.
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 Facts
Fascinating facts about Central America and the region’s seven countries: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Panama.
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.
Guatemala Beaches
Guatemala Beaches: The top beaches in Guatemala, Central America.
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.
Central America Food
Central America Food: All about Central America food, from Costa Rica meals to El Salvador recipes. Come sample Central America cuisine!
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.
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.
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.
Central America's 7 Capital Cities
Central America Capitals: Capital cities in Central America.
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!
El Salvador Food Photo Gallery
El Salvador Food: Pictures of El Salvador food, from sopa de pata to pupusas. Page 2.
Guatemala Food Photo Gallery
Guatemala Breakfast: Guatemala Food Photos: Pictures of Guatemala food and drink. Page 3.
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 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.
Top Costa Rica Backpacker Destinations
Costa Rica Backpacker Destinations: The best destinations for budget travelers and backpackers in Costa Rica.
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 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.
Guatemala Drinks
Guatemala Drinks: drinks and beverages in Guatemalan cuisine.
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.
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.
Drug Laws and Penalties in Central America
Drug laws and penalties in Central America.
Central America Folklore and Legends
Folklore, legends, and mythology from 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.
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.
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.
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.
Backpacking in Panama
Backpacking in Panama: the top budget travel destinations for backpackers in Panama, Central America.
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.
Entry Requirements for Central America Travel
Entry requirements, and passport and visa information for Central America travel.
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.
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.
Belize Events and Festivals
Belize Events and Festivals: Descriptions and dates of events in Belize.
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.
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.
Panama Canal Photo Gallery
Photos of the Panama Canal in Panama City, Panama. Page 2.
Pupusas in El Salvador
Pupusas in El Salvador Cuisine: All about pupusa, an El Salvador food.
Costa Rica All-Inclusive Resorts
A selection of Costa Rica's top all-inclusive resorts for a hassle-free vacation.
Volunteering With Animals in Central America
Volunteer With Animals: Volunteer with animals in Central America.
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!
Tres Leches Cake - Pastel Tres Leches
Tres Leches Cake, also known as Pastel Tres Leches or Cake of Three Milks is a Central America desert.
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.
Panama Food Photo Gallery
Panama Food: Pictures of Panama food, from empanadas to yuca frita.
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.
Honduras Drinks
Honduras Drinks: drinks and beverages in Honduran cuisine.
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.
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.
Central America Weather
Central America Caribbean: Guide to the Central America Caribbean
Panama Islands
Panama islands are diverse, beautiful, and number in the hundreds. Come explore the islands of Panama!
Costa Rica Drinks
Drinks and beverages in Costa Rican cuisine.
Costa Rica Map
A Costa Rica map in our image gallery of Central America maps, including maps of every Central America country. Page 2.
Central America Countries
Central America countries: guide to all seven Central American countries.
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.
Costa Rica Vaccinations & Health Information
What vaccinations you should get before traveling to Costa Rica, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.
Guatemala Volcanoes
Guatemala Volcanoes: The Volcanoes of Guatemala
Nicaragua Travel - Before You Go
Nicaragua travel: Come explore Nicaragua travel!
Belize Real Estate
Belize Real Estate: Real estate companies and realtors in Belize, Central America.
Rainy Season in Central America
Rainy Season in Central America: Central America rainy season doesn't have to ruin your Central America vacation!
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.
Guatemala Money: the Guatemala Quetzal
Guatemala Money: Guatemala money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Guatemala quetzal.
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.
El Salvador Drinks
El Salvador Drinks: drinks and beverages in El Salvadoran cuisine.
Platanos Fritos in Central America Cuisine
Platanos in Central America Cuisine: Platanos fritos, aka fried plantains or tostones, are a staple side dish in Central America Cuisine.
Backpacking in Guatemala
Backpacking in Guatemala: the top budget travel destinations for backpackers in Guatemala, Central America.
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.
Honduras Weather
Honduras Weather: All about weather in Honduras for travelers.
Honduras Food Photo Gallery
Honduras Food: Pictures of Honduras food, from anafres to platanos fritos.
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.
South and Central America
Central America is actually a part of North America. South America is a continent of its own.
5 Things to do For Free in Panama
Discover the names of 5 things you can do for free in Panama.
El Salvador Money: the El Salvador Colón...
El Salvador Money: El Salvador money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the El Salvador colon.
Costa Rica in July
All about Costa Rica travel in July - weather, events, holidays and seasonal tips.
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
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.
Central America Border Crossings
Crossing the borders between Central America countries.
Guatemala Vaccinations & Health Information
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that travelers to Guatemala get immunizations for typhoid, hepatitis, rabies, and others.
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.
El Salvador Map
A El Salvador map in our image gallery of Central America maps, including maps of every Central America country. Page 3.
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.
Belize Travel: Before You Go
Belize travel: A guide to Belize travel, in Central America's true Caribbean nation.
Honduras Money: the Honduras Lempira
Honduras Money: Honduras money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Honduras lempira.
Utila Honduras Travel Profile
Utila Honduras: All about the Bay Island of Utila in Honduras.
Guatemala Facts
Interesting facts about Guatemala, a country in Central America.
Panama Money: the Panama Balboa and the US Dollar
Panama Money: Panama money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Panama balboa.
Nicaragua Money: the Nicaragua Córdoba
Nicaragua Money: Nicaragua money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Nicaragua cordoba.
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!
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.
Yuca Frita
Yuca Frita: Yuca Frita recipes and definitions.
Family-Friendly Hotels in Costa Rica
Children are welcome at these family-friendly Costa Rican hotels. With features such as teen centers, children’s menus, kids-stay-free deals, these resorts make it easy to travel with young ones.
Tamales
: What are Tamales? Found in most of Central America as well as Mexico, tamales are a traditional Latin
The Gringo Trail
The Gringo Trail is a nickname for the most popular destinations for travelers in Central America, South America and Mexico.
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.
Travel Safety in Costa Rica
A quick guide to travel safety and security in Costa Rica, Central America.
Panama Drinks
In Panama, you can often buy chilled young coconuts at corner stores. Blended fruit drinks are called batidos. There are many beer brands and liquors.
Central America Money
Central America Money: All about money in Central America.
The Best Costa Rica Luxury Hotels
Costa Rica Luxury Hotels: Costa Rica is a tropical destination where the wealthy go to play. And there is no shortage of Costa Rica luxury hotels to cater to their every need. Unlike other vacation spots, where resorts are spread out like miniature meccas, the high-end hotels in Costa Rica are more personable in their service, size and layout; creating a unique experience in every destination.
Antigua Guatemala Travel Guide
Antigua Guatemala travel: Antigua Guatemala, or “Ancient Guatemala”, is one of Guatemala's most popular travel destinations.
Travel Safety in Guatemala
An overview of travel safety and security in Guatemala.
Travel Safety in Nicaragua
A quick guide to travel safety and security in Nicaragua, Central America.
Chicharrónes in Nicaragua
Chicharrones (or chicharones) are a staple food in Central America and Nicaragua cuisine.
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!
Empanadas
Empanadas: Empanadas are a tasty addition to Central American and Latin American cuisine.
Two-Week Central America Vacation Ideas
Two-week Central America vacations: two-week travel itineraries for memorable Central America vacations.
Costa Rica Dos and Don'ts
A list of dos and don'ts for Costa Rica travel.
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.
Nicaragua Vaccinations & Health Information
Nicaragua Vaccinations: Vaccination and immunization information for Nicaragua travelers.
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.
Anafres in Honduras Cuisine
Anafres in Honduras food: The definition of Anafres in Honduran cuisine & cooking.
Volcan Baru
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 17.
Panama City Close-up
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 14.
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.
National Parks in Guatemala
National parks, preserves and wildlife refuges in Guatemala.
Central America Packing Tips
Packing for Central America Travel: Packing tips for travelers to Central America (and beyond!).
Isla Perro
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 15.
Snakes of Central America
Central America snakes: All about the venomous and non-poisonous snakes of Central America.
Mayan Ruins in Guatemala
Mayan archaeological sites and Mayan ruins in Guatemala, Central America.
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.
Sandboarding in Nicaragua
My experience volcano boarding (sandboarding) on Nicaragua's Cerro Negro volcano with Bigfoot Nicaragua.
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.
Panama Beaches
Panama Beaches: The beaches of Panama in Central America are gorgeous and diverse. Explore Panama beaches!
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.
Central America Monkeys
There are seven species of monkeys in Central America. Learn about all of them!
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.
Guatemala Travel: Before You Go
Guatemala travel: Explore Guatemala travel destinations like Lake Atitlan, Panajachel, Antigua, Xela, and the Maya ruin of Tikal.
Honduras Facts
Interesting facts about Honduras, a country in Central America that unites North America and South America.
San Jose, Costa Rica
A photo of San Jose, Costa Rica, in our Costa Rica photo gallery. Page 6.
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.
Backpacking in El Salvador
Backpacking in El Salvador: the top budget travel destinations for backpackers in El Salvador, Central America.
San Jose Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica: All about San Jose Costa Rica, the Costa Rica capital city.
Jaco Beach Hotels: High-end & Mid-range
Luxury Hotels in Jaco Beach, Costa Rica: A selection of high-end and mid-range Jaco Beach hotels and resorts in Playa Jaco, Costa Rica.
Panama City View
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 20.
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.
Photos of Semana Santa in Antigua Guatemala
Photos of Semana Santa in Antigua Guatemala. View pictures of Antigua Guatemala's Holy Week (Semana Santa) in this Antigua photo gallery by James Foley.
Tortuguero National Park
Photo of Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica, part of our Costa Rica photo gallery. Page 17.
Boquete Rainbow
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 13.
Costa Rica Travel Apps
Costa Rica travel apps for the iPhone, iPad and iPod.
Antigua Street
Enjoy the beauty of Guatemala through the eyes of various photographers, with photos ranging from Antigua Guatemala to the Maya ruins of Tikal. . Page 13.
Kuna Yala
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 18.
Gay and Lesbian Travel in Central America
Gay-friendly travel in Central America's countries, from Costa Rica to El Salvador.
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.
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.
Why Honduras?
Why travel to Honduras? Here are some of our favorite reasons to choose Honduras travel.
El Salvador Volcanoes
El Salvador Volcanoes: The Volcanoes of El Salvador.
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