Central America

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The lands connecting the American continents are uniquely positioned to deliver both adventure travel and vacation relaxation. Here, mountain and beach exist in close proximity: savor the tropical pleasures of the shore or take to the cooler highlands. Either way, nature will reign supreme, whether one contemplates a view of the reef from an over-water bungalow, or listens to the nearby sounds of a jungle stream from the patio of a thatch-roofed palapa.

Yes, there are select destinations in Central America where one can enjoy the high-rise high life, but farther afield, accommodations tend towards the eco lodge—or the eco luxe. Rumors of aboriginal civilizations remain in the stone pyramids and abandoned temples of once grand city-states. Colonial-era cathedrals and municipal buildings tell another chapter in the region’s history, as do the varied dialects spoken in markets and villages. For those wiling to venture a bit beyond the usual, this is a region rich in rewards.

Central America
Tabacon Costa Rica
Get a front-row seat to nature and all it offers at these resorts surrounded by lush tropical jungles. Find yourself relaxing in secluded gardens with ...
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One of the best times of the year to squeeze in a trip is during the fall. November and early December are ideal as the crowds are gone, the rates are ...
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Vieques Playa Negra
They are sexy, silky and mysterious. Some are hidden and hard to find while others are well known and favored by beach lovers. Images of dark, dramatic ...
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Spectacled owls are common residents of Central American rainforests, but these nocturnal hunters are more often heard than seen. Their distinctive calls ...
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Panama City La Isabela
Panama has emerged as Central America's hub for international commerce and modern Latin American culture, and nowhere is this more evident that in the ...
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Nicaragua Mukal
The country of Nicaragua is a relative newcomer to tourism. It wasn't until the late 1990s when a stable government was established, creating a secure ...
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