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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.
Central America's 7 Capital Cities
Central America Capitals: Capital cities in Central America.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Costa Rica in July
All about Costa Rica travel in July - weather, events, holidays and seasonal tips.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Top Beaches of Honduras
Learn about the best beaches in Honduras.
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.
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.
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 Food
Central America Food: All about Central America food, from Costa Rica meals to El Salvador recipes. Come sample Central America cuisine!
Drug Laws and Penalties in Central America
Drug laws and penalties 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.
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.
Panama Islands
Panama islands are diverse, beautiful, and number in the hundreds. Come explore the islands of Panama!
Costa Rica All-Inclusive Resorts
A selection of Costa Rica's top all-inclusive resorts for a hassle-free vacation.
Travel Safety in Guatemala
An overview of travel safety and security in Guatemala.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Travel Safety in Costa Rica
A quick guide to travel safety and security in Costa Rica, Central America.
Backpacking in Panama
Backpacking in Panama: the top budget travel destinations for backpackers in Panama, 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!
Gay and Lesbian Travel in Central America
Gay-friendly travel in Central America's countries, from Costa Rica to El Salvador.
Shopping in Panama
Where to shop in Panama, from Mayan markets to Panama shopping malls.
Guatemala Vaccinations & Health Information
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that travelers to Guatemala get immunizations for typhoid, hepatitis, rabies, and others.
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.
Nicaragua Travel - Before You Go
Nicaragua travel: Come explore Nicaragua travel!
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.
Entry Requirements for Central America Travel
Entry requirements, and passport and visa information for Central America travel.
Snakes of Central America
Central America snakes: All about the venomous and non-poisonous snakes of Central America.
Travel Safety in Nicaragua
A quick guide to travel safety and security in Nicaragua, Central America.
Panama Beaches
Panama Beaches: The beaches of Panama in Central America are gorgeous and diverse. Explore Panama beaches!
Backpacking in Guatemala
Backpacking in Guatemala: the top budget travel destinations for backpackers in Guatemala, Central America.
Central America Money
Central America Money: All about money in Central America.
Two-Week Central America Vacation Ideas
Two-week Central America vacations: two-week travel itineraries for memorable Central America vacations.
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.
Costa Rica Drinks
Drinks and beverages in Costa Rican cuisine.
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 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.
Central America Insects (the Irritating Kind)
Central America insects: All about the poisonous and non-poisonous bugs and insects of Central America.
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.
Volunteering With Animals in Central America
Volunteer With Animals: Volunteer with animals in Central America.
Central America Border Crossings
Crossing the borders between Central America countries.
Granada, Nicaragua -- Travel Profile
Granada Nicaragua is Nicaragua's top travel destination. Granada, Nicaragua has an incomparably rich and illustrious history -- take a look!
Central America Monkeys
There are seven species of monkeys in Central America. Learn about all of them!
Costa Rica Vaccinations & Health Information
What vaccinations you should get before traveling to Costa Rica, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.
Belize Travel Safety
Belize safety: A guide to travel safety and security in Belize, Central America.
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.
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.
South and Central America
Central America is actually a part of North America. South America is a continent of its own.
Guatemala Drinks
Guatemala Drinks: drinks and beverages in Guatemalan 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.
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!
Costa Rica Travel in August
All about Costa Rica travel in August - weather, events, holidays and tips.
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.
Utila Honduras Travel Profile
Utila Honduras: All about the Bay Island of Utila in Honduras.
7 Attractions In and Around Atitlan Lake,...
Check out seven most popular activities available for travelers around the Atitlan Lake in Guatemala.
5 of the Top Attractions around Arenal Lake,...
Short list of five options of things to do in and around Arenal Lake in Costa Rica.
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.
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
San Jose, Costa Rica: All about San Jose Costa Rica, the Costa Rica capital city.
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 Food Photo Gallery
Yuca Frita: Pictures of El Salvador food, from sopa de pata to pupusas. Page 4.
Central America Spiders (And Their Cousins)
Central America spiders: All about the poisonous and non-poisonous spiders of Central America.
Sandboarding in Nicaragua
My experience volcano boarding (sandboarding) on Nicaragua's Cerro Negro volcano with Bigfoot Nicaragua.
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.
San Jose, Costa Rica
A photo of San Jose, Costa Rica, in our Costa Rica photo gallery. Page 6.
Belize Events and Festivals
Belize Events and Festivals: Descriptions and dates of events in Belize.
Central America Facts
Fascinating facts about Central America and the region’s seven countries: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Panama.
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.
Central America Countries
Central America countries: guide to all seven Central American countries.
Central America Packing Tips
Packing for Central America Travel: Packing tips for travelers to Central America (and beyond!).
Belize Vaccinations & Health Information
Belize Vaccinations: Vaccination and immunization information for Belize travelers.
Backpacking in Honduras
Backpacking in Honduras: the top budget travel destinations for backpackers in Honduras, Central America.
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.
Belize Travel: Before You Go
Belize travel: A guide to Belize travel, in Central America's true Caribbean nation.
Panama Canal Photo Gallery
Photos of the Panama Canal in Panama City, Panama. Page 2.
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 Islands
Costa Rica islands: All about Costa Rica's island paradises: Cocos, Cano, and Tortuga. Explore the islands of Costa Rica!
Central America Surfing
Surfing in Central America: Central America surf beaches and breaks, from Costa Rica to El Salvador.
Guatemala Travel: Before You Go
Guatemala travel: Explore Guatemala travel destinations like Lake Atitlan, Panajachel, Antigua, Xela, and the Maya ruin of Tikal.
Nicaragua Vaccinations & Health Information
Nicaragua Vaccinations: Vaccination and immunization information for Nicaragua travelers.
Panama Wildlife Photos: The Insects of Panama
Panama insects photo gallery, featuring images of insects, arachnids, and other creepy crawlers in Panama, Central America.
Curtido in El Salvador Cuisine
Curtido: Curtido is a spicy vegetable dressing served in El Salvador.
Central America Folklore and Legends
Folklore, legends, and mythology from Central America.
Guatemala Food Photo Gallery
Guatemala Food Photos: Pictures of Guatemala food and drink.
Rainy Season Packing Tips
Packing for Rainy Season: Rainy Season packing tips for travelers to Central America (and beyond!).
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.
Belize Travel in August and September
Information and advice on traveling to Belize in August and September.
El Salvador Drinks
El Salvador Drinks: drinks and beverages in El Salvadoran cuisine.
El Salvador Money: the El Salvador Colón...
El Salvador Money: El Salvador money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the El Salvador colon.
Honduras Drinks
Honduras Drinks: drinks and beverages in Honduran cuisine.
You'd Better Belize It - Belize and Guatemala...
Guatemala and Belize Travel: From Caribbean islands to ancient Mayan ruins, this Central American travel route is wonderfully varied and exciting.
The Scenic South: Costa Rica & Panama...
A travel route through southern Central America, boasting beautiful beaches and jungle in both Costa Rica and Panama.
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!
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.
Backpacking in Belize
Backpacking in Belize: the top budget travel destinations for backpackers in Belize, Central America.
Traveling to Costa Rica with Pets
Before you take your pet to Costa Rica, consider travel plans, immigration restrictions and animal care in the country. Costa Rica is a pet-friendly destination, but check out our advice to ensure your furry friend is getting the care he or she needs.
Panama Food Photo Gallery
Panama Food: Pictures of Panama food, from empanadas to yuca frita.
Guatemala Events and Festivals
Guatemala Events and Festivals: Descriptions and dates of events in Guatemala.
Ex-Pat Groups in Costa Rica
Social organizations and special interest groups such as the Womens Club of Costa Rica, ARCR, Democrats Abroad and the PC Club help connect the growing community of foreigners in Costa Rica.
Rio Celeste: One of the Seven Wonders of Costa...
The Rio Celeste in Tenorio National Park is one of nature's wonders. Two streams converge to create a marine blue that runs for more than 32 kilometers.
Shopping in El Salvador
Where to shop in El Salvador, from Mayan markets to El Salvador shopping malls.
Photo Tour: Caye Caulker, Belize
Photos of Caye Caulker, Belize. Central America Travel. Page 2.
Maps of Costa Rica
Maps of Costa Rica: A list of the best physical and political maps of Costa Rica.
Nicaragua Money: the Nicaragua Córdoba
Nicaragua Money: Nicaragua money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Nicaragua cordoba.
Costa Rica Marriage Requirements
Marriage in Costa Rica: Here are the steps you need to take to make your Costa Rica marriage official.
Panama Money: the Panama Balboa and the US Dollar
Panama Money: Panama money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Panama balboa.
Nicaragua Facts
Interesting facts about Nicaragua, a country in Central America.
Guatemala Volcanoes
Guatemala Volcanoes: The Volcanoes of Guatemala
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 Nightlife
Costa Rica Nightlife: the nightlife of Costa Rica may not compare with other beat-thumping tropical destinations, but discotheques, salsa clubs, dance spots and live music are far from absent from this small country. Here, you can find a list of the top night-time destinations in San José, Tamarindo, Puerto Viejo and Manuel Antonio.
The Gringo Trail
The Gringo Trail is a nickname for the most popular destinations for travelers in Central America, South America and Mexico.
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.
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.
Honduras Food Photo Gallery
Honduras Food: Pictures of Honduras food, from anafres to platanos fritos.
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.
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.
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.
7 Places to Volunteer in Costa Rica
Learn about 5 organizations in Costa Rica where you can volunteer.
5 of the Best Nicaragua Beaches
Find the names of five of the best beaches in Nicaragua and what makes them so special.
Costa Rica Dos and Don'ts
A list of dos and don'ts for Costa Rica travel.
Central America Airports and Airport Codes
A quick reference guide to Central America’s international airports and airports codes.
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