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Central America Travel: Most Popular Articles

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All About Guatemala Food and Drink: From...
Guatemala Food and Drink: All about Guatemala food, Guatemala drink and all types of Guatemala cuisine. Have a taste!
A Quick Guide to Food and Drink in El Salvador
El Salvador Food: All about the food of El Salvador, such as pupusas, and other El Salvador food and drink.
When to Visit Costa Rica
The time of year you choose to travel to Costa Rica is important to consider as it may mean the difference between a sun-soaked vacation and one fighting torrential downpours.
Everything You Need to Know About Panama Food...
Panama Food: All about the food of Panama, such as empanadas, yucca, ceviche, and other Panama food and drink.
Costa Rica Jobs
Costa Rica Jobs: Job opportunities are limited in Costa Rica, but there is always something for those willing to work for local wages, especially in teaching English or telemarketing in call centers.
Central America Money
Central America Money: All about money in Central America.
Antigua Guatemala Travel Guide
Antigua Guatemala travel: Antigua Guatemala, or “Ancient Guatemala”, is one of Guatemala's most popular travel destinations.
Nicaragua Food and Drink
Nicaragua Food and Drink: All about Nicaragua food and beverages, including chicharon, gallo pinto and other Nicaragua cuisine.
Honduras Food and Drink
Honduras food: All about Honduras food and drink, from Honduras breakfasts to beverages.
Costa Rica Food and Drink
Costa Rica food: All about Costa Rica food and drink, from Costa Rican cuisine Costa Rica beverages.
Top 10 Backpacker Destinations in Central America
Backpacking in Central America: Central America backpacking is some of the world's best. Here's a selection of Central America's top backpacker destinations.
The Best Costa Rica Beaches: From Manuel...
Beaches in Costa Rica: Costa Rica's beaches rank among the best in the world. And since nearly two thirds of Costa Rica's borders are coastline, there are a whole lot of Costa Rica beaches to explore. Take a look at the top Costa Rica beaches!
Photos of Semana Santa in Antigua Guatemala
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.
Guatemala Beaches
Guatemala Beaches: The top beaches in Guatemala, Central America.
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 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.
Central America Food
Central America Food: All about Central America food, from Costa Rica meals to El Salvador recipes. Come sample Central America cuisine!
Central America Capitals
Central America Capitals: Capital cities in Central America.
San José to Bocas del Toro
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.
Guatemala Events and Festivals
Guatemala Events and Festivals: Descriptions and dates of events in Guatemala.
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.
El Salvador Beaches
El Salvador beaches: El Salvador beaches boast some of Latin America's finest surf breaks. Come explore the El Salvador's beaches!
Drug Laws and Penalties in Central America
Drug laws and penalties in Central America.
Panama Travel: Before You Go
Panama travel: Traveling in Panama is so much more than visiting the famous Panama canal. Here's an overview all about Panama travel!
Guatemala Drinks
Guatemala Drinks: drinks and beverages in Guatemalan cuisine.
Costa Rica Drinks
Costa Rica Drinks: drinks and beverages in Costa Rican cuisine.
Top 10 Items You'll Be Glad You Packed
A packing list of travel necessities I've found absolutely invaluable during my trips to Central America, and other international travels. I guarantee you will, too!
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!
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 Rican Beers
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.
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.
Nicaragua Travel - Before You Go
Nicaragua travel: Come explore Nicaragua travel!
El Salvador Travel: Before You Go
El Salvador travel: A traveler's guide to El Salvador, the hidden gem of Central America travel.
Backpacking in Panama
Backpacking in Panama: the top budget travel destinations for backpackers in Panama, Central America.
El Salvador Food Photo Gallery
El Salvador Food: Pictures of El Salvador food, from sopa de pata to pupusas. Page 2.
Jaco Beach, Costa Rica
Jaco is Costa Rica’s wildest party beach, and a top destination for surfers, backpackers, and land-loving resort travelers alike.
Costa Rica Travel: Before You Go
Costa Rica travel: Costa Rica is one of the most popular (and most beautiful) travel destinations in all of the Americas.
Honduras Drinks
Honduras Drinks: drinks and beverages in Honduran cuisine.
Nicaragua Money: the Nicaragua Córdoba
Nicaragua Money: Nicaragua money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Nicaragua cordoba.
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!
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.
Guatemala Money: the Guatemala Quetzal
Guatemala Money: Guatemala money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Guatemala quetzal.
Guatemala Food Photo Gallery
Guatemala Food Photos: Pictures of Guatemala food and drink.
El Salvador Drinks
El Salvador Drinks: drinks and beverages in El Salvadoran cuisine.
Central America Weather
Central America Caribbean: Guide to the Central America Caribbean
Volunteering With Animals in Central America
Volunteer With Animals: Volunteer with animals in 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.
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 Folklore and Legends
Folklore, legends, and mythology from Central America.
Central America Facts
Fascinating facts about Central America and the region’s seven countries: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Panama.
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.
Belize Events and Festivals
Belize Events and Festivals: Descriptions and dates of events in Belize.
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.
Snakes of Central America
Central America snakes: All about the venomous and non-poisonous snakes of Central America.
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.
How to Get your Residency in Costa Rica
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Rainy Season in Central America
Rainy Season in Central America: Central America rainy season doesn't have to ruin your Central America vacation!
Panama Beaches
Panama Beaches: The beaches of Panama in Central America are gorgeous and diverse. Explore Panama beaches!
Entry Requirements for Central America Travel
Entry requirements, and passport and visa information for Central America travel.
Shopping in Panama
Where to shop in Panama, from Mayan markets to Panama shopping malls.
Costa Rica in April
All about Costa Rica travel in April - weather, events, holidays and seasonal tips.
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.
El Salvador Money: the El Salvador Colón...
El Salvador Money: El Salvador money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the El Salvador colon.
Central America Money: Photo Gallery
Central America Money Photos: Pictures of Central America money and currency
The Best Restaurants of San José, Costa Rica
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.
Panama Money: the Panama Balboa and the US Dollar
Panama Money: Panama money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Panama balboa.
Central America Border Crossings
Crossing the borders between Central America countries.
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.
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.
Gay and Lesbian Travel in Central America
Gay-friendly travel in Central America's countries, from Costa Rica to El Salvador.
Belize Money: the Belize Dollar
Belize Money: Belize money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Belize lempira.
Guatemala Volcanoes
Guatemala Volcanoes: The Volcanoes of 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.
Curtido in El Salvador Cuisine
Curtido: Curtido is a spicy vegetable dressing served in El Salvador.
Panama Food Photo Gallery
Panama Food: Pictures of Panama food, from empanadas to yuca frita.
Guatemala Travel: Before You Go
Guatemala travel: Explore Guatemala travel destinations like Lake Atitlan, Panajachel, Antigua, Xela, and the Maya ruin of Tikal.
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.
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.
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.

Pupusas in El Salvador
Pupusas in El Salvador Cuisine: All about pupusa, an El Salvador food.
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.
Travel Profile: Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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.
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.
San Jose Costa Rica
San Jose, Costa Rica: All about San Jose Costa Rica, the Costa Rica capital city.
Costa Rica Money: the Costa Rica Colón
Costa Rica Money: Costa Rica money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Costa Rica colon.
Travel Safety in Guatemala
An overview of travel safety and security in Guatemala.
Granada, Nicaragua -- Travel Profile
Granada Nicaragua is Nicaragua's top travel destination. Granada, Nicaragua has an incomparably rich and illustrious history -- take a look!
Costa Rica Money Photos: 5000 Costa Rica Colones
Photos of Costa Rica Currency: Pictures of Central America money and currency. The Costa Rica colon. Page 6.
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.
Backpacking in Honduras
Backpacking in Honduras: the top budget travel destinations for backpackers in Honduras, Central America.
Costa Rica Money Photos: 1000 Costa Rica Colones
Photos of Costa Rica Currency: Pictures of Central America money and currency. The Costa Rica colon. Page 4.
Panama Drinks
Panama Drinks: drinks and beverages in Panamanian cuisine.
Costa Rica Vaccinations & Health Information
Costa Rica Vaccinations: Vaccination and immunization information for Costa Rica travelers.
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.
Guatemala Weather
Guatemala Weather: All about weather in Guatemala for travelers.
Panama Islands
Panama islands are diverse, beautiful, and number in the hundreds. Come explore the islands of Panama!
Honduras Money: the Honduras Lempira
Honduras Money: Honduras money, banks, and foreign exchange rates with the Honduras lempira.
An Intricate Alfombra
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.
Empanadas
Empanadas: Empanadas are a tasty addition to Central American and Latin American cuisine.
Belize Money Photos: Twenty Belize Dollars
Photos of Belize Currency: Pictures of Central America money and currency Page 2.
Costa Rica Islands
Costa Rica islands: All about Costa Rica's island paradises: Cocos, Cano, and Tortuga. Explore the islands of Costa Rica!
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.
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 Money Photos: Ten El Salvador...
Photos of El Salvador Currency: Pictures of Central America money and currency. The El Salvador colon, which has been replaced by the US dollar. Page 7.
Belize Money Photos: Two Belize Dollars
Photos of Belize Currency: Pictures of Central America money and currency
Backpacking in Guatemala
Backpacking in Guatemala: the top budget travel destinations for backpackers in Guatemala, Central America.
Honduras Money Photos: One Honduras Lempira
Photos of Honduras Currency: Pictures of Central America money and currency. The Honduras lempira. Page 9.
The Religious Procession
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. Page 5.
Belize Money Photos: 50 Belize Dollars
Photos of Belize Currency: Pictures of Central America money and currency Page 3.
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.
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 in December
All about Costa Rica in December: weather, events, holidays and seasonal tips.
Central America Countries
Central America countries: guide to all seven Central American countries.
Belize Travel: Before You Go
Belize travel: A guide to Belize travel, in Central America's true Caribbean nation.
Nicaragua Facts
Interesting facts about Nicaragua, a country in Central America.
El Salvador Money Photos: 25 El Salvador...
Photos of El Salvador Currency: Pictures of Central America money and currency. The El Salvador colon, which has been replaced by the US dollar. Page 8.
Honduras Money Photos: Twenty Honduras Lempiras
Photos of Honduras Currency: Pictures of Central America money and currency. The Honduras lempira. Page 11.
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 Money Photos: Ten Honduras Lempiras
Photos of Honduras Currency: Pictures of Central America money and currency. The Honduras lempira. Page 10.
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.
Nicaragua Money Photos: Ten Nicaragua Cordobas
Nicaragua Money Photos: Pictures of Central America money and currency. The Nicaragua cordoba. Page 12.
Utila Honduras Travel Profile
Utila Honduras: All about the Bay Island of Utila in Honduras.
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!
Travel Safety in Nicaragua
A quick guide to travel safety and security in Nicaragua, Central America.
Shopping in El Salvador
Where to shop in El Salvador, from Mayan markets to El Salvador shopping malls.
Nicaragua Volcanoes
Nicaragua Volcanoes: The Volcanoes of Nicaragua
Belize Real Estate
Belize Real Estate: Real estate companies and realtors in Belize, Central America.
Another Beautiful Carpet
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. Page 2.
Nicaragua Money Photos: 50 Nicaragua Cordobas
Photos of Nicaragua Currency: Pictures of Central America money and currency. The Nicaragua cordoba. Page 14.
Nicaragua Money Photos: Twenty Nicaragua Cordobas
Photos of Nicaragua Currency: Pictures of Central America money and currency. The Nicaragua cordoba. Page 13.
Central America Insects (the Irritating Kind)
Central America insects: All about the poisonous and non-poisonous bugs and insects of Central America.
Rio Celeste: One of the Seven Wonders of Costa...
One of Costa Rica's best-kept secrets, the Rio Celeste in the Tenorio National Park is one of nature's wonders. Two streams converge to create a magnificent marine blue, which runs for more than 32 kilometers through the farmlands and forests of the country's north central valley.
South and Central America
South and Central America: Countries in South and Central America, and the difference between the two.
Guatemala Money Photos: Ten Guatemala Quetzales
Photos of Guatemala Currency: Pictures of Central America money and currency. The Guatemala quetzal. Page 16.
Costa Rica All-Inclusive Resorts
A selection of Costa Rica's top all-inclusive resorts for a hassle-free vacation.
Travel Safety in Costa Rica
A quick guide to travel safety and security in Costa Rica, Central America.
The Gringo Trail
The Gringo Trail is a nickname for the most popular destinations for travelers in Central America, South America and Mexico.
Maps of Costa Rica
Maps of Costa Rica: A list of the best physical and political maps of Costa Rica.
Guatemala Money Photos: Twenty Guatemala...
Photos of Guatemala Currency: Pictures of Central America money and currency. The Guatemala quetzal. Page 17.
Central America Spiders (And Their Cousins)
Central America spiders: All about the poisonous and non-poisonous spiders of Central America.
Guatemala Money Photos: Five Guatemala Quetzales
Photos of Guatemala Currency: Pictures of Central America money and currency. The Guatemala quetzal. Page 15.
Female Holy Week Procession Members
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. Page 7.
Closeup on a Multicolored Carpet
View images of the multicolored carpets, religious processions, and other images of Antigua Guatemala's Holy Week (Semana Santa) in this gallery by James Foley. Page 8.
Honduras Weather
Honduras Weather: All about weather in Honduras for travelers.
Belize Travel Safety
Belize safety: A guide to travel safety and security in Belize, Central America.
Costumed Holy Week Musicians
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. Page 12.
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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