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Central America Travel: Most Popular Articles

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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.
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.
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 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.
Central America Facts
Fascinating facts about Central America and the region’s seven countries: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Panama.
Guatemala Beaches
Guatemala Beaches: The top beaches in Guatemala, Central America.
El Salvador Food Photo Gallery
El Salvador Food: Pictures of El Salvador food, from sopa de pata to pupusas.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Central America Insects (the Irritating Kind)
Central America insects: All about the poisonous and non-poisonous bugs and insects of Central America.
El Salvador Drinks
El Salvador Drinks: drinks and beverages in El Salvadoran cuisine.
Guatemala Food Photo Gallery
Guatemala Food Photos: Pictures of Guatemala food and drink.
Guatemala Drinks
Guatemala Drinks: drinks and beverages in Guatemalan cuisine.
Panama Food Photo Gallery
Panama Food: Pictures of Panama food, from empanadas to yuca frita.
Panama Islands
Panama islands are diverse, beautiful, and number in the hundreds. Come explore the islands of Panama!
Backpacking in Panama
Backpacking in Panama: the top budget travel destinations for backpackers in Panama, Central America.
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.
Central America's 7 Capital Cities
Central America Capitals: Capital cities in Central America.
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.
Top Costa Rica Backpacker Destinations
Costa Rica Backpacker Destinations: The best destinations for budget travelers and backpackers in 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.
Belize Events and Festivals
Belize Events and Festivals: Descriptions and dates of events in Belize.
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.
Drug Laws and Penalties in Central America
Drug laws and penalties 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.
Belize Real Estate
Belize Real Estate: Real estate companies and realtors in Belize, Central America.
Honduras Food Photo Gallery
Honduras Food: Pictures of Honduras food, from anafres to platanos fritos.
Pupusas in El Salvador
Pupusas in El Salvador Cuisine: All about pupusa, an El Salvador food.
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.
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.
Entry Requirements for Central America Travel
Entry requirements, and passport and visa information for Central America travel.
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 Dos and Don'ts
A list of dos and don'ts for Costa Rica travel.
The Gringo Trail
The Gringo Trail is a nickname for the most popular destinations for travelers in Central America, South America and Mexico.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christmas in Costa Rica
Christmas in Costa Rica: all about the Christmas traditions, events and cuisine included in a Costa Rica Christmas celebration.
Central America Folklore and Legends
Folklore, legends, and mythology from Central America.
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.
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.
Maps of Costa Rica
Maps of Costa Rica: A list of the best physical and political maps of Costa Rica.
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.
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.
: What are Tamales? Found in most of Central America as well as Mexico, tamales are a traditional Latin
Central America Volcanoes
Central America Volcanoes: Volcanoes in Central America.
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.
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.
Empanadas: Empanadas are a tasty addition to Central American and Latin American cuisine.
Belize Travel: Before You Go
Belize travel: A guide to Belize travel, in Central America's true Caribbean nation.
Costa Rica Drinks
Drinks and beverages in Costa Rican cuisine.
4 of Guatemala's Most Traditional Recipes
Find the recipes and fun information about 4 traditional dishes from Guatemala.
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.
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.
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.
Costa Rica All-Inclusive Resorts
A selection of Costa Rica's top all-inclusive resorts for a hassle-free vacation.
Costa Rica Vaccinations & Health Information
What vaccinations you should get before traveling to Costa Rica, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.
Learn All About Small Country Sunday
Learn all about #SmallCountrySunday and win a trip to Belize.
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.
Guatemala Money: the Guatemala Quetzal
Guatemala Money: Guatemala money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Guatemala quetzal.
Nicaragua Travel - Before You Go
Nicaragua travel: Come explore Nicaragua travel!
Gay and Lesbian Travel in Central America
Gay-friendly travel in Central America's countries, from Costa Rica to El Salvador.
National Parks in Guatemala
National parks, preserves and wildlife refuges in Guatemala.
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
Central America Desserts
Photos of Central America desserts and sweets, from tres leches cake to freses con crema. Yum!
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!
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.
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 Money
Central America Money: All about money in Central America.
Honduras Photo Gallery
Honduras Photos: Our Honduras Photo Gallery lets you enjoy Honduras's beauty through the eyes of various photographers, with Honduras photos ranging from the Bay Islands to the Mayan ruins of Copan.
Ambergris Caye, Belize
Ambergris Caye, the largest island in Belize, boasts white beaches, delicious dining, world-class accommodations, and friendly residents.
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!
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.
El Salvador Money: the El Salvador Colón...
El Salvador Money: El Salvador money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the El Salvador colon.
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.
Costa Rica Weather
Costa Rica Weather: All about weather in Costa Rica for travelers.
Panama Money: the Panama Balboa and the US Dollar
Panama Money: Panama money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Panama balboa.
Photo Tour: San Jose, Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica Photos: A photo tour of San Jose, Costa Rica's capital city.
Sopa de Pata
Sopa de Pata: Description and recipes for Sopa de Pata, an El Salvador specialty.
Why Honduras?
Why travel to Honduras? Here are some of our favorite reasons to choose Honduras travel.
Dia de todos los Santos Celebration in...
Learn about the colorful traditions of the day of the deas (November 1st) in Guatemala.
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.
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.
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.
5 of the Best Central America Volcanoes
Find the names of 5 of the best volcanoes to visit in Central Ameirica
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.
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.
Panama Dos and Don'ts
A list of dos and don'ts for Panama travel.
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.
Central America Weather
Central America Caribbean: Guide to the Central America Caribbean
Costa Rica Food Photo Gallery
Costa Rica Food: Pictures of Costa Rica food, from sopa de pata to pupusas.
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.
Nicaragua Money: the Nicaragua Córdoba
Nicaragua Money: Nicaragua money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Nicaragua cordoba.
Anafres in Honduras Cuisine
Anafres in Honduras food: The definition of Anafres in Honduran cuisine & cooking.
Legends of Nicaragua - 4 Popular Ghost Stories
Learn about the story behind some of Nicaragua's most popular ghost stories.
Nicaragua Drinks
Nicaragua Drinks: drinks and beverages in Nicaraguan cuisine.
Backpacking in Honduras
Backpacking in Honduras: the top budget travel destinations for backpackers in Honduras, Central America.
Utila Honduras Travel Profile
Utila Honduras: All about the Bay Island of Utila in Honduras.
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.
Central America Border Crossings
Crossing the borders between Central America countries.
Nicaragua Food Photo Gallery
Nicaragua Food: Pictures of Nicaragua food, from gallo pinto to chicharrones.
Costa Rica Map
A Costa Rica map in our image gallery of Central America maps, including maps of every Central America country. Page 2.
Jaco Beach
A photo of Jaco beach in Costa Rica (Playa Jaco). Part of our Costa Rica photo gallery. Page 20.
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.
South and Central America
Central America is actually a part of North America. South America is a continent of its own.
Yuca Frita
Yuca Frita: Yuca Frita recipes and definitions.
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 Costa Rica
A quick guide to travel safety and security in Costa Rica, Central America.
Nicaragua Facts
Interesting facts about Nicaragua, a country in Central America.
Guatemala Volcanoes
Guatemala Volcanoes: The Volcanoes of Guatemala
Hike 5 of the Top Trails in Honduras
Learn about 5 of the best trails to go hiking in Honduras.
Costa Rica Islands
Costa Rica islands: All about Costa Rica's island paradises: Cocos, Cano, and Tortuga. Explore the islands of Costa Rica!
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!
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.
Honduras Weather
Honduras Weather: All about weather in Honduras for travelers.
Panama City Photo Gallery
Panama City Photos: Pictures of Panama City, Panama, in Central America. Includes photos of the Panama Canal.
Arroz con Leche
Arroz con Leche: What is Arroz con Leche? Definitions and recipes for Arroz con Leche.
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.
Panama Beaches
Panama Beaches: The beaches of Panama in Central America are gorgeous and diverse. Explore Panama beaches!
Guatemala Vaccinations & Health Information
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that travelers to Guatemala get immunizations for typhoid, hepatitis, rabies, and others.
Snakes of Central America
Central America snakes: All about the venomous and non-poisonous snakes of Central America.
Grazing Horses
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 14.
Panama Wildlife Photos: The Insects of Panama
Panama insects photo gallery, featuring images of insects, arachnids, and other creepy crawlers in Panama, Central America.
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.
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.
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.
Central America Airports and Airport Codes
A quick reference guide to Central America’s international airports and airports codes.
Travel Safety in Nicaragua
A quick guide to travel safety and security in Nicaragua, Central America.
Volunteering With Animals in Central America
Volunteer With Animals: Volunteer with animals in Central America.
Costa Rica in March
All about Costa Rica travel in March - weather, events, holidays and seasonal tips.
Mosquitoes in Central America
Central America mosquitoes: All about the mosquitoes of Central America, the diseases they carry (like Malaria), and how to prevent their bites.
Costa Rica in January
All about Costa Rica travel in January - weather, events, holidays and seasonal tips.
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.
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.
Panajachel on Lake Atitlan, Guatemala: Walking...
Panajachel on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala: Take a walking tour of the friendly Mayan town of Panajachel, on the banks of Guatemala's Lake Atitlan.
Honduras Money: the Honduras Lempira
Honduras Money: Honduras money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Honduras lempira.

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