In-between Mexico and South America is a culturally interesting, biodiverse mecca of the world, begging to be discovered! Boasting 7% of the world's biodiversity, shorter flights from the U.S. and less overt cultural divides, Central America is a great stepping stone for all travelers and especially families looking to expand their future travels to places like Africa or the North and South Poles.
Belize, Panama, and Costa Rica are warm escapes for travelers that offer much richer experiences than the average beach getaway and are fun for families and honeymooners alike. With the world’s second longest barrier reef, Belize is a dream for divers and snorkelers. Discover Panama's historic canal and up-and-coming food scene. And who could go wrong taking in Costa Rica's world-renowned "Pura Vida" hospitality along with perfect surf spots, frolicking monkeys, dangling sloths, and colorful array of toucans, frogs, and butterflies?
In Guatemala, take a step back to Mayan times in ancient ruined cities like Tikal, Yaxha, and Quirigu, which also offers the thrill of hiking up active volcanos like Santa Maria or Pacaya. Sip your way through El Salvador's savory coffee scene. Marvel at the reef, ruins, and rainforests of Honduras. Stay in a private treehouse style casita in the middle of Lake Nicaragua and bird watch from a kayak.
In short, there is no shortage of unique adventures waiting for you in Central America!