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Caitlin

Central America Specialist

After graduating in Spanish Language and Literature, I travelled around Latin America and completely fell in love with everything that it has to offer. Its vibrant cultures, breathtaking scenery, and incredible nature has pulled me back many times since then.

Latin America is so diverse and there is truly something for everyone. Some of my favourite memories are paddleboarding in the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, watching scarlet macaws fly overhead, and enjoying the best tacos I've ever eaten from the street food markets in Oaxaca. My most recent trip to Latin America was a s 6-month sabbatical in Brazil during the first half of 2022, and I'm already planning my next trip back to the continent.

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Monte Alban, Oaxaca, Mexico

I recommend visiting - Oaxaca, Mexico

Just an hour away by flight from Mexico City is Oaxaca (pronounced Wahaca), my favourite city in Mexico. Here, you can expect to find cobbled streets, colourful buildings, and some of the best cuisine Mexico has to offer. Everywhere within the city is easily accessible by foot, so I recommend a private tour with one of our local guides so you can get to know this charming city. In the evening you can enjoy delicious tacos from the street food vendors that sprawl the cobbled streets or visit one of the many restaurants and rooftop bars that Oaxaca is home to. Just a short drive away is the lesser visited archaeological site, Monte Alban, where you can see how the Zapotecan people lived and enjoy the beautiful backdrop of the valley below.

Deluxe Cabin ' La Guinda', El Remanso Rainforest Wildlife Lodge

I recommend staying at - El Remanso Rainforest Wildlife Lodge, Costa Rica

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Located on the Pacific side of the Osa Peninsula in the heart of the tropical rainforest, El Remanso is a small property committed to sustainability and preserving the surrounding area. Staying at El Remanso you are completely immersed in the rainforest and the symphonies of the jungle are all around. As you meander along the walking trails and over hanging bridges you can spot sloths, monkeys and numerous exotic birds. If, like me, you prefer to be far away from the crowds and at one with nature, then El Remanso should be high on your list of places to visit.

I'll never forget when…

I am lucky enough to have had countless incredible experiences during my travels around Latin America but one moment that sticks out from my recent trip to Costa Rica is paddleboarding in the Golfo Dulce of the Osa Peninsula, the most biologically diverse place on the planet. The sun was shining and the water was completely calm as I watched two scarlet macaws fly past in one direction and a family of spider monkeys playing in the trees in the other. I was completely in awe of my surroundings and taken aback by the beauty of this amazing country.

Photos of Caitlin

  • Caitlin in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica Caitlin in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica
  • Caitlin visiting the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Caitlin visiting the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
  • Caitlin in Valle de Viñales, Cuba Caitlin in Valle de Viñales, Cuba