Central America Travel: Most Popular Articles
All about the cuisine and beverages of El Salvador, including pupusas, empanadas, yuca fritz, ensalada, and much more.
All about Guatemala food, Guatemala drink and all types of Guatemala cuisine, including chicken pepian, kak’ik, and elites.
All about the cuisine and beverages of Panama, such as empanadas, yucca, ceviche, raspados, and other Panama food and drink.
All about Honduras food and drink, from Honduras breakfasts to beverages, including burritas, pastelitos de carne, tostones, and much more.
Find the names of 5 of the best volcanoes to visit in Central Ameirica
Central America backpacking is some of the world's best. Here's a selection of Central America's top backpacker destinations.
All about Nicaragua food and beverages, including chicharon, gallo pinto, cajeta de coco, and other Nicaragua cuisine.
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!
Fascinating facts about Central America and the region’s seven countries: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Panama.
Job opportunities are limited in Costa Rica, but there is always something for those in industries such as teaching English or telemarketing.
Guatemala Beaches: The top beaches in Guatemala, Central America.
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: All about Central America food, from Costa Rica meals to El Salvador recipes. Come sample Central America cuisine!
All about Costa Rica food and drink, from Costa Rican cuisine like casado and ceviche to Costa Rica beverages like refrescos and guaro.
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.
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 Capitals: Capital cities in Central America.
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: Pictures of El Salvador food, from sopa de pata to pupusas. Page 2.
Guatemala Breakfast: Guatemala Food Photos: Pictures of Guatemala food and drink. Page 3.
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.
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.
Costa Rica Backpacker Destinations: The best destinations for budget travelers and backpackers in Costa Rica.
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.
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: drinks and beverages in Guatemalan cuisine.
Guide to San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, for travelers: including San Salvador attractions, San Salvador nightlife, and more.
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.
Folklore, legends, and mythology from Central America.
A traveler's guide to El Salvador, the hidden gem of Central America travel, full of great surfing, natural beauty, and welcoming locals.
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 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.
Costa Rica travel: Costa Rica is one of the most popular (and most beautiful) travel destinations in all of the Americas.
Backpacking in Panama: the top budget travel destinations for backpackers in Panama, Central America.
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, and passport and visa information for Central America travel.
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 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: Descriptions and dates of events in Belize.
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.
A packing list of travel necessities I've found absolutely invaluable during my trips to Central America, and other international travels.
Photos of the Panama Canal in Panama City, Panama. Page 2.
Pupusas in El Salvador Cuisine: All about pupusa, an El Salvador food.
A selection of Costa Rica's top all-inclusive resorts for a hassle-free vacation.
Volunteer With Animals: Volunteer with animals in Central America.
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, also known as Pastel Tres Leches or Cake of Three Milks is a Central America desert.
Jaco is Costa Rica’s wildest party beach, and a top destination for surfers, backpackers, and land-loving resort travelers alike.
Panama Food: Pictures of Panama food, from empanadas to yuca frita.
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: drinks and beverages in Honduran cuisine.
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 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 Caribbean: Guide to the Central America Caribbean
Panama islands are diverse, beautiful, and number in the hundreds. Come explore the islands of Panama!
Drinks and beverages in Costa Rican cuisine.
A Costa Rica map in our image gallery of Central America maps, including maps of every Central America country. Page 2.
Central America countries: guide to all seven Central American countries.
Opening a business in Costa Rica may seem daunting at first, but follow these initial guidelines to set you on the path to success.
What vaccinations you should get before traveling to Costa Rica, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.
Guatemala Volcanoes: The Volcanoes of Guatemala
Nicaragua travel: Come explore Nicaragua travel!
Belize Real Estate: Real estate companies and realtors in Belize, Central America.
Rainy Season in Central America: Central America rainy season doesn't have to ruin your Central America vacation!
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: Guatemala money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Guatemala quetzal.
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: drinks and beverages in El Salvadoran 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: the top budget travel destinations for backpackers in Guatemala, Central America.
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: All about weather in Honduras for travelers.
Honduras Food: Pictures of Honduras food, from anafres to platanos fritos.
Welcome to Placencia Belize! Belize is famous for its laid-back attitude, and Placencia beach is the perfect place for travelers to celebrate it.
Central America is actually a part of North America. South America is a continent of its own.
Discover the names of 5 things you can do for free in Panama.
El Salvador Money: El Salvador money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the El Salvador colon.
All about Costa Rica travel in July - weather, events, holidays and seasonal tips.
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
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.
Crossing the borders between Central America countries.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that travelers to Guatemala get immunizations for typhoid, hepatitis, rabies, and others.
The islands of Belize - known as the Belize Cayes - are easily accessible Caribbean islands that boast some of the world's best diving.
A El Salvador map in our image gallery of Central America maps, including maps of every Central America country. Page 3.
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: A guide to Belize travel, in Central America's true Caribbean nation.
Honduras Money: Honduras money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Honduras lempira.
Utila Honduras: All about the Bay Island of Utila in Honduras.
Interesting facts about Guatemala, a country in Central America.
Panama Money: Panama money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Panama balboa.
Nicaragua Money: Nicaragua money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Nicaragua cordoba.
San Pedro la Laguna is a village on the shores of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. Explore San Pedro la Laguna!
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 recipes and definitions.
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.
: What are Tamales? Found in most of Central America as well as Mexico, tamales are a traditional Latin
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: Tips on renting a car in Costa Rica, Central America.
A quick guide to travel safety and security in Costa Rica, Central America.
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: All about money in Central America.
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: Antigua Guatemala, or “Ancient Guatemala”, is one of Guatemala's most popular travel destinations.
An overview of travel safety and security in Guatemala.
A quick guide to travel safety and security in Nicaragua, Central America.
Chicharrones (or chicharones) are a staple food in Central America and Nicaragua cuisine.
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 are a tasty addition to Central American and Latin American cuisine.
Two-week Central America vacations: two-week travel itineraries for memorable Central America vacations.
A list of dos and don'ts for Costa Rica travel.
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: Vaccination and immunization information for Nicaragua travelers.
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 food: The definition of Anafres in Honduran cuisine & cooking.
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.
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.
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, preserves and wildlife refuges in Guatemala.
Packing for Central America Travel: Packing tips for travelers to Central America (and beyond!).
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.
Central America snakes: All about the venomous and non-poisonous snakes of Central America.
Mayan archaeological sites and Mayan ruins in Guatemala, Central America.
Playa Tamarindo Costa Rica: Travel guide to Playa Tamarindo Costa Rica, one of the most popular Costa Rica beaches for international travelers.
My experience volcano boarding (sandboarding) on Nicaragua's Cerro Negro volcano with Bigfoot Nicaragua.
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: The beaches of Panama in Central America are gorgeous and diverse. Explore Panama beaches!
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.
There are seven species of monkeys in Central America. Learn about all of them!
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: Explore Guatemala travel destinations like Lake Atitlan, Panajachel, Antigua, Xela, and the Maya ruin of Tikal.
Interesting facts about Honduras, a country in Central America that unites North America and South America.
A photo of San Jose, Costa Rica, in our Costa Rica photo gallery. Page 6.
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: the top budget travel destinations for backpackers in El Salvador, Central America.
San Jose, Costa Rica: All about San Jose Costa Rica, the Costa Rica capital city.
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.
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.
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. View pictures of Antigua Guatemala's Holy Week (Semana Santa) in this Antigua photo gallery by James Foley.
Photo of Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica, part of our Costa Rica photo gallery. Page 17.
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 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod.
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.
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-friendly travel in Central America's countries, from Costa Rica to El Salvador.
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.
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 travel to Honduras? Here are some of our favorite reasons to choose Honduras travel.
El Salvador Volcanoes: The Volcanoes of El Salvador.