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.
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.
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.
Agritourism is an old concept, but a relatively new term - and although it's gaining in popularity as a way to travel, there are still many people who aren't familiar with it. This introduction to agritourism by JoAnna Haugen will give you all the information you need to prepare for an agritourism trip.
Copan is one of the better Mayan ruins, on the Honduran-Gautemala border and it's a regular part of the triangular traveler's trail from Antigua to Copan and thence Roatan. Michael Paladin gives five great reasons to visit.