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.
Find the names of 5 of the best volcanoes to visit in Central Ameirica
All about Honduras food and drink, from Honduras breakfasts to beverages, including burritas, pastelitos de carne, tostones, and much more.
All about Nicaragua food and beverages, including chicharon, gallo pinto, cajeta de coco, and other Nicaragua cuisine.
Central America backpacking is some of the world's best. Here's a selection of Central America's top backpacker destinations.
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 Food: All about Central America food, from Costa Rica meals to El Salvador recipes. Come sample Central America cuisine!
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.
Job opportunities are limited in Costa Rica, but there is always something for those in industries such as teaching English or telemarketing.
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.
All about Costa Rica food and drink, from Costa Rican cuisine like casado and ceviche to Costa Rica beverages like refrescos and guaro.
Fascinating facts about Central America and the region’s seven countries: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Panama.
El Salvador beaches: El Salvador beaches boast some of Latin America's finest surf breaks. Come explore the El Salvador's beaches!
Guatemala Beaches: The top beaches in Guatemala, Central America.
Guatemala Breakfast: Guatemala Food Photos: Pictures of Guatemala food and drink. Page 3.
Central America Capitals: Capital cities in Central America.
El Salvador Food: Pictures of El Salvador food, from sopa de pata to pupusas. Page 2.
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.
Guide to San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, for travelers: including San Salvador attractions, San Salvador nightlife, and more.
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.
A traveler's guide to El Salvador, the hidden gem of Central America travel, full of great surfing, natural beauty, and welcoming locals.
Costa Rica Backpacker Destinations: The best destinations for budget travelers and backpackers in Costa Rica.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Guatemala Drinks: drinks and beverages in Guatemalan cuisine.
Entry requirements, and passport and visa information for Central America travel.
Tres Leches Cake, also known as Pastel Tres Leches or Cake of Three Milks is a Central America desert.
Backpacking in Panama: the top budget travel destinations for backpackers in Panama, Central America.
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.
Costa Rica travel: Costa Rica is one of the most popular (and most beautiful) travel destinations in all of the Americas.
Guatemala Volcanoes: The Volcanoes of Guatemala
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.
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.
Belize Events and Festivals: Descriptions and dates of events in Belize.
Panama Food: Pictures of Panama food, from empanadas to yuca frita.
This Central American tourist destination has some of its best weather in December, making Christmas holidays a good if busy time for a visit.
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.
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.
Folklore, legends, and mythology from Central America.
Drug laws and penalties in Central America.
Guatemala Money: Guatemala money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Guatemala quetzal.
Jaco is Costa Rica’s wildest party beach, and a top destination for surfers, backpackers, and land-loving resort travelers alike.
Roatan Honduras: Roatan, one of Honduras's Bay Islands, attracts every type of traveler, from the luxury cruise-shipper to the budget backpacker.
A selection of Costa Rica's top all-inclusive resorts for a hassle-free vacation.
la Libertad El Salvador: the dynamic El Salvador beach of La Libertad is emerging as one of Central America’s best surfing destinations.
Belize Food and Drink: all about Belize food and Belize beverages, from cassava bread to frothy seaweeds. Come sample some Belize cuisine!
Honduras Weather: All about weather in Honduras for travelers.
Panama islands are diverse, beautiful, and number in the hundreds. Come explore the islands of Panama!
Belize Cayes: a travel itinerary in the Belize Cayes, from San Pedro to South Water Caye. Belize beckons!
A packing list of travel necessities I've found absolutely invaluable during my trips to Central America, and other international travels.
Rainy Season in Central America: Central America rainy season doesn't have to ruin your Central America vacation!
Honduras Drinks: drinks and beverages in Honduran cuisine.
Opening a business in Costa Rica may seem daunting at first, but follow these initial guidelines to set you on the path to success.
El Salvador Money: El Salvador money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the El Salvador colon.
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.
Drinks and beverages in Costa Rican cuisine.
Pupusas in El Salvador Cuisine: All about pupusa, an El Salvador food.
Honduras Food: Pictures of Honduras food, from anafres to platanos fritos.
What vaccinations you should get before traveling to Costa Rica, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control.
Central America Caribbean: Guide to the Central America Caribbean
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.
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.
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.
Central America is actually a part of North America. South America is a continent of its own.
Interesting facts about Guatemala, a country in Central America.
: What are Tamales? Found in most of Central America as well as Mexico, tamales are a traditional Latin
Two-week Central America vacations: two-week travel itineraries for memorable Central America vacations.
San Pedro la Laguna is a village on the shores of Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. Explore San Pedro la Laguna!
Backpacking in Guatemala: the top budget travel destinations for backpackers in Guatemala, Central America.
Nicaragua travel: Come explore Nicaragua travel!
A quick guide to travel safety and security in Nicaragua, Central America.
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.
An overview of travel safety and security in Guatemala.
Welcome to Placencia Belize! Belize is famous for its laid-back attitude, and Placencia beach is the perfect place for travelers to celebrate it.
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.
Antigua Guatemala travel: Antigua Guatemala, or “Ancient Guatemala”, is one of Guatemala's most popular travel destinations.
Volunteer With Animals: Volunteer with animals in Central America.
El Salvador Drinks: drinks and beverages in El Salvadoran cuisine.
Photos of the Panama Canal in Panama City, Panama. Page 2.
Central America Money: All about money in Central America.
Central America Volcanoes: Volcanoes in Central America.
The Nicoya Peninsula is Costa Rica's most popular beach destination. Check our out picks for the top Nicoya beaches 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.
Utila Honduras: All about the Bay Island of Utila in Honduras.
Photos, descriptions and travel info about Mayan ruins in Central America, from the Tikal ruins in Guatemala to the Copan ruins in Honduras.
National parks, preserves and wildlife refuges in Guatemala.
Gay-friendly travel in Central America's countries, from Costa Rica to El Salvador.
Platanos in Central America Cuisine: Platanos fritos, aka fried plantains or tostones, are a staple side dish in Central America Cuisine.
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 snakes: All about the venomous and non-poisonous snakes of Central America.
Belize travel: A guide to Belize travel, in Central America's true Caribbean nation.
Empanadas: Empanadas are a tasty addition to Central American and Latin American cuisine.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that travelers to Guatemala get immunizations for typhoid, hepatitis, rabies, and others.
A quick guide to travel safety and security in Costa Rica, Central America.
Interesting facts about Nicaragua, a country in Central America.
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.
Photo of Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica, part of our Costa Rica photo gallery. Page 17.
Anafres in Honduras food: The definition of Anafres in Honduran cuisine & cooking.
Crossing the borders between Central America countries.
All about Costa Rica travel in July - weather, events, holidays and seasonal tips.
The islands of Belize - known as the Belize Cayes - are easily accessible Caribbean islands that boast some of the world's best diving.
A photo of San Jose, Costa Rica, in our Costa Rica photo gallery. Page 6.
Maps of Costa Rica: A list of the best physical and political maps of Costa Rica.
Granada Nicaragua is Nicaragua's top travel destination. Granada, Nicaragua has an incomparably rich and illustrious history -- take a look!
San Jose, Costa Rica: All about San Jose Costa Rica, the Costa Rica capital city.
Nicaragua Money: Nicaragua money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Nicaragua cordoba.
San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua is the quintessential Central America beach village. Explore San Juan del Sur beach!
Guatemala Weather: All about weather in Guatemala for travelers.
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.
Yuca Frita: Yuca Frita recipes and definitions.
Honduras Money: Honduras money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Honduras lempira.
Curtido: Curtido is a spicy vegetable dressing served in El Salvador.
Belize Real Estate: Real estate companies and realtors in Belize, Central America.
Playa Tamarindo Costa Rica: Travel guide to Playa Tamarindo Costa Rica, one of the most popular Costa Rica beaches for international travelers.
Where to shop in Panama, from Mayan markets to Panama shopping malls.
Panama Beaches: The beaches of Panama in Central America are gorgeous and diverse. Explore Panama beaches!
Sopa de Pata: Description and recipes for Sopa de Pata, an El Salvador specialty.
A El Salvador map in our image gallery of Central America maps, including maps of every Central America country. Page 3.
A list of dos and don'ts for Costa Rica travel.
Panama insects photo gallery, featuring images of insects, arachnids, and other creepy crawlers in Panama, Central America.
Central America spiders: All about the poisonous and non-poisonous spiders of Central America.
The Gringo Trail is a nickname for the most popular destinations for travelers in Central America, South America and Mexico.
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.
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!
Nicaragua Drinks: drinks and beverages in Nicaraguan cuisine.
Costa Rica Spanish language guide: In celebration of Costa Rica travel, here's a crash course of words and phrases in Costa Rican Spanish.
A photo of Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica in our Costa Rica photo gallery. Page 9.
Packing for Central America Travel: Packing tips for travelers to Central America (and beyond!).
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.
Belize safety: A guide to travel safety and security in Belize, Central America.
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.
Backpacking in Honduras: the top budget travel destinations for backpackers in Honduras, Central America.
The Boquete Valley: Photos of Boquete, Panama. Page 12.
Costa Rica Food: Pictures of Costa Rica food, from sopa de pata to pupusas.
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.
Panama Money: Panama money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Panama balboa.
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.
Costa Rica Weather: All about weather in Costa Rica for travelers.
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.
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.
A photo of Montezuma Beach in Costa Rica, part of our Costa Rica Photo Gallery. See more photos of Costa Rica! Page 13.
Photos of Boquete, Panama.
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.
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.