A skinny belt of countries and islands connecting two much larger continents, Central America and the Caribbean don’t look like much on the map. But looks have never been more deceiving: enveloping rainforests teeming with all manner of wildlife; cloud-shrouded volcanoes; charming colonial towns; mysterious Mayan ruins; and mile upon glorious mile of white-sand beaches await travellers curious enough to come looking for them. And as much fun as they are to explore by day, these lands truly come alive at night – often to the beat of salsa, calypso or reggae. Central America may be unfamiliar, but now’s the best time to get introduced.
Smack dab in the middle of everything
Central America - Costa Rica
Mayan pyramids dominate lush jungle, exotic birds soar over pristine cloud forests, colourful parades wind down narrow cobblestone streets-Central America practically bursts at the seams with culture and wilderness. Often overlooked by travellers, true adventurers know just how much there is to see and do here. 2012 brings you the chance to dig deep under Guatemala's skin by living like a local on our new aptly-named Local Living trip. Costa Rican rainforests, gorgeous coastlines, wall-to-wall adventure... is there anything Central America can't offer? If so, we haven't found it.