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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.
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!
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.
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.
Belize Real Estate
Belize Real Estate: Real estate companies and realtors in Belize, Central America.
Central America Food
Central America Food: All about Central America food, from Costa Rica meals to El Salvador recipes. Come sample Central America cuisine!
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.
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.
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.
Guatemala Beaches
Guatemala Beaches: The top beaches in Guatemala, Central America.
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.
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!
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.
Costa Rica Map
A Costa Rica map in our image gallery of Central America maps, including maps of every Central America country. Page 2.
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.
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.
Central America Facts
Fascinating facts about Central America and the region’s seven countries: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Panama.
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.
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.
Panama Food Photo Gallery
Panama Food: Pictures of Panama food, from empanadas to yuca frita.
Guatemala Drinks
Guatemala Drinks: drinks and beverages in Guatemalan cuisine.
Belize Travel: Before You Go
Belize travel: A guide to Belize travel, in Central America's true Caribbean nation.
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.
Drug Laws and Penalties in Central America
Drug laws and penalties in Central America.
Central America's 7 Capital Cities
Central America Capitals: Capital cities in Central America.
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.
Costa Rica All-Inclusive Resorts
A selection of Costa Rica's top all-inclusive resorts for a hassle-free vacation.
Entry Requirements for Central America Travel
Entry requirements, and passport and visa information for Central America travel.
El Salvador Map
A El Salvador map in our image gallery of Central America maps, including maps of every Central America country. Page 3.
Central American Travel: Get from San...
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.
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.
Maps of Costa Rica
Maps of Costa Rica: A list of the best physical and political maps of Costa Rica.
Top Costa Rica Backpacker Destinations
Costa Rica Backpacker Destinations: The best destinations for budget travelers and backpackers in Costa Rica.
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.
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.
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.
3 Tours You Can't Miss in Manuel Antonio, Costa...
Learn all about three of the top tours to experience on a trip to Manuel Antonio Costa Rica.
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Honduras Drinks
Honduras Drinks: drinks and beverages in Honduran cuisine.
Backpacking in Panama
Backpacking in Panama: the top budget travel destinations for backpackers in Panama, Central America.
Costa Rica in April
All about Costa Rica travel in April, including average weather, Easter and Juan Santamaria holidays, and seasonal tips.
El Salvador Drinks
El Salvador Drinks: drinks and beverages in El Salvadoran cuisine.
Costa Rica Drinks
Drinks and beverages in Costa Rican cuisine.
Central America Countries
Central America countries: guide to all seven Central American countries.
Buying Real Estate in Costa Rica
If you are aiming to purchase real estate in Costa Rica, consider these helpful guidelines on how to go about buying property in a tropical paradise.
Costa Rica Vaccinations & Health Information
What vaccinations you should get before traveling to Costa Rica, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.
Central America Weather
Central America Caribbean: Guide to the Central America Caribbean
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.
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.
Central America Folklore and Legends
Folklore, legends, and mythology from Central America.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
Costa Rica Money: the Costa Rica Colón
Costa Rica Money: Costa Rica money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Costa Rica colon.
Costa Rica in March
All about Costa Rica travel in March - weather, events, holidays and seasonal tips.
Pupusas in El Salvador
Pupusas in El Salvador Cuisine: All about pupusa, an El Salvador food.
Travel Safety in Costa Rica
A quick guide to travel safety and security in Costa Rica, 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.
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!
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.
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.
Nicaragua Drinks
Nicaragua Drinks: drinks and beverages in Nicaraguan cuisine.
Guatemala Volcanoes
Guatemala Volcanoes: The Volcanoes of Guatemala
Belize Events and Festivals
Belize Events and Festivals: Descriptions and dates of events in Belize.
Travel Safety in Guatemala
An overview of travel safety and security in Guatemala.
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.
Jaco Beach
A photo of Jaco beach in Costa Rica (Playa Jaco). Part of our Costa Rica photo gallery. Page 20.
Guatemala Money: the Guatemala Quetzal
Guatemala Money: Guatemala money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Guatemala quetzal.
Costa Rica Dos and Don'ts
A list of dos and don'ts for Costa Rica travel.
Guatemala Travel: Before You Go
Guatemala travel: Explore Guatemala travel destinations like Lake Atitlan, Panajachel, Antigua, Xela, and the Maya ruin of Tikal.
Central America Volcanoes
Central America Volcanoes: Volcanoes in Central America.
Guatemala Map
A Guatemala map in our image gallery of Central America maps, including maps of every Central America country. Page 4.
San Jose, Costa Rica
A photo of San Jose, Costa Rica, in our Costa Rica photo gallery. Page 6.
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.
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.
Travel Safety in Nicaragua
A quick guide to travel safety and security in Nicaragua, Central America.
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.
Corcovado National Park
Costa Rica Photo Gallery: Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica. Page 10.
National Parks in Guatemala
National parks, preserves and wildlife refuges in Guatemala.
Guanacaste Province
A photo of Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica in our Costa Rica photo gallery. Page 9.
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.
The Gringo Trail
The Gringo Trail is a nickname for the most popular destinations for travelers in Central America, South America and Mexico.
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.
Costa Rica in July
All about Costa Rica travel in July - weather, events, holidays and seasonal tips.
San Jose Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica: All about San Jose Costa Rica, the Costa Rica capital city.
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.
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.
Utila Honduras Travel Profile
Utila Honduras: All about the Bay Island of Utila in Honduras.
Antigua Guatemala Travel Guide
Antigua Guatemala travel: Antigua Guatemala, or “Ancient Guatemala”, is one of Guatemala's most popular travel destinations.
Central America Money
Central America Money: All about money in Central America.
Belize Travel Safety
Belize safety: A guide to travel safety and security in Belize, Central America.
Honduras Money: the Honduras Lempira
Honduras Money: Honduras money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Honduras lempira.
Panama Wildlife Photos: The Insects of Panama
Panama insects photo gallery, featuring images of insects, arachnids, and other creepy crawlers in Panama, Central America.
Manzanillo Beach
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 11.
Honduras Food Photo Gallery
Honduras Food: Pictures of Honduras food, from anafres to platanos fritos.
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.
South and Central America
Central America is actually a part of North America. South America is a continent of its own.
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.
Backpacking in Guatemala
Backpacking in Guatemala: the top budget travel destinations for backpackers in Guatemala, Central America.
Tortuguero National Park
Photo of Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica, part of our Costa Rica photo gallery. Page 17.
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.
Rincon de la Vieja
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 15.
Empanadas
Empanadas: Empanadas are a tasty addition to Central American and Latin American cuisine.
Volunteering With Animals in Central America
Volunteer With Animals: Volunteer with animals in Central America.
Nicaragua Money: the Nicaragua Córdoba
Nicaragua Money: Nicaragua money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Nicaragua cordoba.
Central America Airports and Airport Codes
A quick reference guide to Central America’s international airports and airports codes.
Playa Conchal
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 14.
Playa Tamarindo Costa Rica
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 16.
Nicaragua Travel - Before You Go
Nicaragua travel: Come explore Nicaragua travel!
Central America Spiders (And Their Cousins)
Central America spiders: All about the poisonous and non-poisonous spiders of Central America.
Panama Facts
Interesting facts about Panama, a country in Central America that unites North America and South America.
Two-Week Central America Vacation Ideas
Two-week Central America vacations: two-week travel itineraries for memorable Central America vacations.
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.
Honduras Map
A Honduras map in our image gallery of Central America maps, including maps of every Central America country. Page 5.
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.
Gay and Lesbian Travel in Central America
Gay-friendly travel in Central America's countries, from Costa Rica to El Salvador.
Central America Insects (the Irritating Kind)
Central America insects: All about the poisonous and non-poisonous bugs and insects of Central America.
Snakes of Central America
Central America snakes: All about the venomous and non-poisonous snakes of Central America.
Monteverde Cloudforest
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 12.
Central America Border Crossings
Crossing the borders between Central America countries.
Photo Tour: San Jose, Costa Rica
Photos of San Jose, Costa Rica: Costa Rica International Airport in San Jose. Page 2.
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 Packing Tips
Packing for Central America Travel: Packing tips for travelers to Central America (and beyond!).
Backpacking in El Salvador
Backpacking in El Salvador: the top budget travel destinations for backpackers in El Salvador, Central America.
Photos of the Tikal Ruins
Tikal Guatemala photos: Beautiful photos of Tikal Guatemala, Central America's most awe-inspiring Maya ruins, from a variety of photographers.
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.
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.
Nicaragua Facts
Interesting facts about Nicaragua, a country in Central America.
Nicaragua Food Photo Gallery
Nicaragua Food: Pictures of Nicaragua food, from gallo pinto to chicharrones. Page 7.
Nicaragua Map
A Nicaragua map in our image gallery of Central America maps, including maps of every Central America country. Page 6.
Central America Desserts
Photos of Central America desserts and sweets, like pastel de tres leches.
Honduras Weather
Honduras Weather: All about weather in Honduras for travelers.
El Salvador Money: the El Salvador Colón...
El Salvador Money: El Salvador money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the El Salvador colon.
Tamales
: What are Tamales? Found in most of Central America as well as Mexico, tamales are a traditional Latin
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.

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