The tapering isthmus of the southern part of North America makes up the area that defines Central America. This part of the world is rich in flora and fauna and forms part of the Mesoamerican biodiversity hotspot, accounting for 7% of the world’s biodiversity. However, rampant deforestation in the area has put 107 of the 300 species on the critically endangered list. Nevertheless, whatever still remains of the verdant forests will leave you spellbound, whether it be the evergreen cloud forests of Sierra de las Minas in Guatemala or the laurel forests of the Cordillera de Tilaran in Costa Rica. Central America’s strategic location also showcases the best of two beach worlds, one with the tranquil Caribbean vibe ideal for snorkeling and diving and the other a playground for surfers.
The seven countries that make up this region are culturally rich, having descended from one of the great civilizations of the world, that of the Mayans. The spectacular Maya ruins of lost temples and pyramids, to real-life carvings, can be witnessed in four of these Central American countries, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Spanish colonization left its mark on the region with 95.6% of the population practicing Christianity, and Spanish being the official language of most of these nations. Belize is the only country where English is the official language. Over 20 Mayan languages are also spoken here.

Top 5 Things To Do In El Salvador

Top 5 Things To Do In El Salvador

El Salvador is the smallest country, in Central America. It is bordered by Guatemala and Honduras and has a population of just over 6 million, of which nearly a third live in the capital, San Salvador. This small Central American country does not receive the attention it deserves, it has a stigma around it due to the Civil war…

Top 7 Things To Do In Nicaragua

Top 7 Things To Do In Nicaragua

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Nicaragua is becoming a hot destination spot for families and backpackers. Apart from having a stunning coastline with two of the greatest water bodies in the world, Nicaragua is bursting with fascinating history, volcanic landscapes, beaches, mountains, beautiful colonial cities with charm and lush jungle with wildlife and villages.…

Top 8 Things To Do In Honduras

Top 8 Things To Do In Honduras

Located right in the middle of Central America, Honduras is a vibrant country with authentic cultural heritage and the friendliest people in Central America without a doubt. It has the world’s second largest coral reef, filled with clear turquoise waters, pristine beaches, national parks with lush rainforests, breathtaking mountains and well-preserved Mayan ruins. Honduras might not be as well-known as…

Top 10 Things To Do In Belize

Top 10 Things To Do In Belize

Located in the heart of Central America, Belize truly has it all covered for an unforgettable vacation; tropical beaches with turquoise water, jungles, mountains, coral reefs, cave formations, exotic wildlife and a fascinating mix of culture and people in a laid back Caribbean atmosphere. Come and experience nature at its finest. Dive with whale sharks, explore the…

Top 6 Things To Do In And Around San Jose

Top 6 Things To Do In And Around San Jose

Situated in the broad, fertile Valle Central, 1,160 meters (3.800 ft) above sea level, San José developed slowly as a tobacco center in the Spanish colonial era. The city became Costa Rica’s capital in 1823 and it is the country’s center — economically, culturally, and geographically. Nowadays it is a great city to spend a few days…

Top 8 Things To Do In Antigua

Top 8 Things To Do In Antigua

Located in the central highlands of Guatemala with charming old buildings, crumbling cathedrals, cobblestone streets, colorful palettes, bustling markets and buzzing cafes, Antigua is the last true Colonial City remaining in Latin America. It was once the glamorous capital of Guatemala before it was largely destroyed by an earthquake in 1773, left it mostly abandoned. Now the ruins…

Top 7 Things To Do In Panama City

Top 7 Things To Do In Panama City

Between the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean lies one of the most vibrant and fascinating cities of Latin America: Panama City. The only place in the world where you can see the sunrise on the Atlantic and set on the Pacific. Panama may be a small country in size but its population’s warmth, traditions, rapid…