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Central America travel guides

With attractions that range from ancient temples to colonial churches, verdant rainforests to powder-white beaches, and indigenous markets to historic homes, it can be hard to know just where to begin when planning a trip to Central America. To make things easier, our travel guides are written by our regional specialists who return regularly to keep up to date on new developments, so their tips and advice are based on personal experience.

Whether you want to discover the temples of Tikal, dive the coral reefs of Belize or wake up to the call of howler monkeys on the Osa Peninsula, our specialists will help you to the make the most out of your time.

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Ideas for how to explore Central America

Our travel guides share our specialists’ passion and knowledge for Central America. We travel here regularly to discover new experiences, explore untried areas and dig deeper into the better-known places and attractions. At the same time, we gather advice and up-to-date information on the best-quality guides, new hotels and restaurants, and the most memorable forms of transportation.

  • The best beaches in Mexico and Central America, country by country
    Tulum, Mexico

    The best beaches in Mexico and Central America, country by country

    The best beaches in Mexico and Central America, country by country

    Thinking of including some beach time in your Central America trip? We outline the best beaches in each country and why we’re especially drawn to them — whether it’s for their sand, their snorkeling, or their ambiance.

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  • The Maya civilisation
    Tikal, Guatemala

    The Maya civilisation

    The Maya civilisation

    Discover the culture and history of a country on a tailor-made trip, with visits to explore famous sites and others not quite so well known but equally impressive.

    2 min read

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  • Maya and Aztec Empires in Mesoamerica
    Palenque, Mexico

    Maya and Aztec Empires in Mesoamerica

    Maya and Aztec Empires in Mesoamerica

    Visit the fascinating remains and ruins of ancient civilisations, including the Aztec and Maya empires in Central America and Mexico.

    1 min read

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  • Colonial highlights of Central America, Mexico and Cuba
    La Recollección, Leon

    Colonial highlights of Central America, Mexico and Cuba

    Colonial highlights of Central America, Mexico and Cuba

    Explore the beautiful colonial highlights and colonial history in many of the cities in Mexico, Central America & Cuba.

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  • Cruises in Central America & Mexico
    M/S Legacy (Catamaran), Belize City

    Cruises in Central America & Mexico

    Cruises in Central America & Mexico

    Explore Panama, Costa Rica, Belize or Mexico on a relaxing and fascinating cruise and see some amazing sights.

    2 min read

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  • Birdwatching in Central America
    Hummingbird, Costa Rica

    Birdwatching in Central America

    Birdwatching in Central America

    Tiny in comparison to its sister regions to the north and south, Central America covers just 0.1% of the world's surface, yet it contains an unparalleled level of biodiversity.

    3 min read

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