Travel Central America is different and varied, because although the countries are small, they have their own character and culture.
There are seven countries in this isthmus between North America which comprises Mexico, United States and Canada and South America with many countries to visit.
In Central America the main language is Spanish, besides Belize, the former colony of British Honduras that speaks English.
Locals also speak dozens of local Mayan dialects some of them not understood by to rest of the population. Spanish is spoken in all of the six and English is spoken only in the tourism sectors and hotels.
Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio in Costa Rica
Costa Rica Tourism
Costa Rica is the # 1 country in Central America when it comes to Tourism. The country, many times called the Switzerland of the Americas is everything a tourist looks for. It features beaches, forests, volcanoes and the capital city of San Jose with lots of action.
Things to do in Costa Rica
Panama City the Capital of the Republic of Panama
The main attraction of the Republic of Panama is the famous Panama Canal built more than a hundred years ago and uniting the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean through its lakes and locks. Panama City, the capital is a modern city with tall buildings and lots of business and tourism.
Things to do in Panama
Belize Blue Hole is part of the Belize Barrier Reef
Belize, located south of the border of Mexico is a small country of a mix population of Black, Hispanic and Mayan origins. They speak English because of their British Heritage. It has been opening to tourism in an amazing way in the last decades.
Things to do in Belize
The Colonial City of Antigua one of the top attractions of Guatemala
Guatemala is the big neighbor on Mexico to the south, sharing a long border. Most of the Population is of Mayan origin, and the rest come from Spanish and European ancestors. The capital is Guatemala City
Things to do in Guatemala
Cathedral of San Salvador the Capital of El Salvador
El Salvador Tourism
El Salvador is the smallest country of Central America, highly populated. It is a mountainous country with Beaches on the Pacific Ocean. The capital is San Salvador.
Things to do in El Salvador
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Roatan Island in Honduras is a frequent stop for Caribbean Cruises
Honduras is one of the biggest in Central America with a long Caribbean Coast. It has a treasure in the sea called the Bay Islands of Roatan, Utila and Guanaja. These three islands bring lots of tourism to Honduras. The capital is Tegucigalpa and the most important city San Pedro Sula.
Things to do in Honduras
Leon is one of the oldest cities in Nicaragua
Nicaragua is a big country with lots to offer, but is underdeveloped when it comes to tourism. The capital is Managua.
Things to do in Nicaragua
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Map of Central America Countries and Capitals
Travel Central America has become an important piece of the pie of American Tourism. Any country is between two and three hours by plane from Miami of Houston, a there are a lot of things to do and see at much better prices than Europe or South America.
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