With turquoise seas and lush tropical rainforests, the magnificent Machu Picchu ruins, vibrant markets and flourishing farms, Central America has something for everyone!
Guatemala, with roughly 20 Mayan languages spoken, is widely considered to be the region’s indigenous heartland, and although it is the same size as Texas, its rich mix of cultures and people has created a dynamic and diverse society. One of the legacies of the Spanish colonisation of Central America is the siesta’s, majestic colonial plazas and the vibrant beauty contests.
With the fertile soil provided by the 300 volcanoes spread across eight countries with two long tropical coasts, the amount of exploring and the type of exploring that you can do is unlimited. Get a dugout canoe and explore indigenous territories in the traditional way, or visit what remains of Spanish coastal castles. Swim with the sea turtles, explore the Amazon rainforest canopy via zip line and hike to stunning cloud-forest views. Wherever you go, the local wildlife will accompany you and give you a deeper appreciation for the animals that we share this world with.