Great Destinations ~ Central America
Central America is one of the most underrated international destinations: particularly for Americans. I think we’re naturally drawn to the castles & beaches of Europe, without realizing that there are beautiful beaches just a few hours south of our border in the United States ~ & beaches that are significantly cheaper than Europe!
Though Central America is a popular backpacker’s destination (because it is so cheap), I’ve also met numerous ex-pats & retirees who’ve bought homes down there, say in Costa Rica or Nicaragua. They fell in love with the culture, the people, the tropical climate, & of course, a cost of living about half of the United States.
Some travelers avoid Central America because they perceive it as “unsafe.” Countries like Honduras, Guatemala, & El Salvador especially get a bad rap ~ & there are precautions to take in all those countries. But personally, Guatemala is one of my favorite places I’ve ever traveled, & I traveled there by myself ~ with no issues. So we’ll dig more into all of these issues, as we travel together in Central America.
Central America Travel Guides
Central America Blogs
Casco Viejo is by FAR my favorite area in Panama City. And one of its safest. Here are the safest hotels to stay in Casco Viejo!
Learn why Nicaragua is one of Central America’s most under-rated, beautiful countries ~ in this “Ultimate Girl’s Guide to Nicaragua Travel.”
In this “Photo Guide to Red Frog Beach,” I’ll take you inside the journey to one of Bocas del Toro’s most popular, beautiful beaches…
Bocas del Toro in Panama is one of my new favorite places, & in this “Bocas del Toro Travel FAQ,” I’ll answer questions about traveling there!
Take a walking tour of Panama City’s BEST, most colorful & safest neighborhood ~ with great nightlife, in this “Photo Guide to Casco Viejo!”
My friend & I are planning a trip to Panama as we speak: & in this “Travel Planning Guide for Panama,” I’ll discuss how we planned our trip!
Where did Peter “The Bachelor” stay in Costa Rica, in front of GORgeous Arenal Volcano?? Find out prices, how to get there, & where to stay here!
Have you ever wondered about getting dental work in Mexico or Latin America? I’ve had to several times, by necessity, & this post talks about the results!
I spent over two weeks as a solo female traveler in charming Antigua, Guatemala. I’ll discuss that time & any safety concerns in this article, “Solo Female Travel in Antigua!”