Central America Travel Articles

Central America, while small in size compared to other regions, is chock full of great sites, jaw dropping landscapes, friendly people, great food, and low prices. Check out the following pages of articles to assist you in planning your Central American getaway.

 


Travel Central America: Honduras to Panama
Travel Central America: Honduras to Panama Central America is such a small slither of land that many indie travelers forget to put it on their travel plan, which is a shame as it has some of the best sights in Latin America. In two parts, Jo Fitzsimons explains how to plan an extended trip in Central America with part 2 covering Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama.
The Ultimate Guide to Travel in Central America
The Ultimate Guide to Travel in Central America Central America is such a small slither of land that many indie travelers forget to put it on their travel plan, which is a shame as it has some of the best sights in Latin America. In two parts, Jo Fitzsimons explains how to plan an extended trip in Central America - with part 1 covering Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and El Salvador.
8 Green Ways to Experience Belize
8 Green Ways to Experience Belize Want to experience ecotourism at its best? Then a trip to Belize should be on your itinerary. Christine Garvin shows you eight green ways to experience the country.
Three Routes Through El Salvador
Three Routes Through El Salvador El Salvador remains one of Central America's least visited places. Shelley Seale invites you to explore three routes through the country.
Indie Travel in Panama for $30 Per Day
Indie Travel in Panama for $30 Per Day As opposed to other increasingly popular destinations like Costa Rica or Mexico, Panama is Central America's best-kept tropical secret. Panama has not fully appeared on the backpacker circuit yet and offers visitors a vibrant local culture, turquoise seas, abundant wildlife, and mystical highlands ripe for exploration.
Indie Travel in Guatemala for $25 Per Day
Indie Travel in Guatemala for $25 Per Day The secret is out: in the past few years, indie travelers have started to discover the magical country of Guatemala. There is so much happening in Guatemala, from active volcanoes to beautiful Central American art, that even the shortest trip will lead to new discoveries, and will have you planning a return before you have even left.
Ode to Antigua: Central America’s Tourist Capital
Ode to Antigua: Central America’s Tourist Capital Antigua, Guatemala, former capital of Central America, is one of the great colonial towns to which backpackers and ex-pats flock, and though often reputed as a tourist trap, frequent visitor Jonathon Engels comes to the defense of Antigua and reveals some of the great locales that keeps him coming back for more.
Voluntary Vacation: Hostel Hopping in Guatemala
Voluntary Vacation: Hostel Hopping in Guatemala Many of us dream of taking a year off to travel in exotic locales and live the life of a vagabond, and Jonathon Engels gives tips on how to do just that by volunteering at hostels all around Guatemala.
Eight Unforgettable “Must-Do’s” in Panama
Eight Unforgettable “Must-Do’s” in Panama Naturally, a trip to Panamá wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Canal, but Vickie Lillo recommends eight other exhilarating "must-do's" in this nation of lush rainforests, incredible wildlife and sandy beaches.
6 Ways to Have an Indie Travel Experience in Guatemala
6 Ways to Have an Indie Travel Experience in Guatemala If you want to do the same old activities, but in new and interesting ways, head for Guatemala and discover something different. John Audrey Jones points in the right direction.