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.

 
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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A Guide to Visiting Maya Ruins in Central America (Get There While You Still Can!)
A Guide to Visiting Maya Ruins in Central America (Get There While You Still Can!) With all of the hype around the Maya Calendar predicting the end of the world on December 21, 2012, the Ruta Maya has never been so popular. Believer or not in the doomsday predictions, Jo Fitzsimons plots a route through 10 of the most impressive sites from Mexico down to El Salvador.
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15 Must Try Street Foods in Latin America
15 Must Try Street Foods in Latin America There are dozens of delicious street foods in Latin America that will ramp your stomach not cramp your stomach. Here is a sumptuous selection.
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Trading Places in Nicaragua
Trading Places in Nicaragua In Nicaragua, the living is easy and inexpensive and adventures await. Try some of these suggestions from Shelley Seale to help you experience the local way of life in full.
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Surfing Costa Rica’s Southern Nicoya Peninsula
Surfing Costa Rica’s Southern Nicoya Peninsula Costa Rica´s southern Nicoya Peninsula is home to some of the world’s best surf. On a recent trip, Beverly Gallagher discovered that this is one major surf destination where pros and beginners mingle.
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A Journey to Peace in Playa Negra, Costa Rica
A Journey to Peace in Playa Negra, Costa Rica Emily Starbuck Crone, a stressed out writer from Austin, leaves her busy life behind to explore yoga, meditation, and pura vida in the jungles of rural Costa Rica.
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