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.

 
6 Exciting Things to Do in Arenal, Costa Rica – Where the Volcano Blows!
6 Exciting Things to Do in Arenal, Costa Rica – Where the Volcano Blows! Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica is beautiful, with a slightly dangerous edge. Deborah McCague shares why it's worth the risk and 6 exciting things to do while you're in the area --everything from relaxing in hot springs near the Volcano to zip-lining over the cloud forest canopy.
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How Millennials Are Finding Purpose (and a Better Life) in Guatemala
How Millennials Are Finding Purpose (and a Better Life) in Guatemala Is moving abroad the answer to Millennials' woes? Jenn Miller and a few of the millennials she knows in Guatemala share their insights on the challenges millennials face worldwide, and why relocating to Guatemala might be just the ticket to overcoming them.
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How to Travel (Like A Local) in Guatemala
How to Travel (Like A Local) in Guatemala Jenn Miller explains why overland travel is the way to see the "real" Guatemala and how to use chicken buses, collectivos, fletes, and even boats to travel deeper in the Central American country.
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How to Bicycle Tour Central America
How to Bicycle Tour Central America Ever wondered what it's like to take off bicycling instead of backpacking? Joe & Elin started their tour as backpackers but then bought bikes in Mexico City. They're currently cycling Central America. Ride along for some of the highs and lows, as they share their wisdom on how to bike the world!
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Caribbean Without the Cost: 5 Great Beach Spots in Latin America
Caribbean Without the Cost: 5 Great Beach Spots in Latin America The Caribbean has all the trappings of an exotic travel destination, but if you want to avoid the crowds and costs, Jo Fitzsimons recommends you approach the Caribbean from another side - Central America.
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7 Wet and Wild Ways to Experience Costa Rica
7 Wet and Wild Ways to Experience Costa Rica Costa Rica has quickly risen to become one of the top travel destinations in the world, with much of its draw due to the country's water sports that can be enjoyed almost any time of year. Spencer Spellman tells us where, when and how you can experience them.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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