Central America

Check out these articles for travel tips and inspiration for your next trip to Central America.

Great Blue Hole
Central America is an amazing destination to travel to. It is cheap, easy to get around, (in comparison to South America) and offers something for everyone. Wheather you are into tropical islands, hiking, rainforests, volcanos, wildlife, scuba diving, partying or relaxing, Central America certainly has you covered. After seeing these amazing destinations, […]

10 Places to add to your Central America Bucket List

Travel now
I have visited Mexico twice, heading to the same destination both times – the Yucatan Peninsula. The Yucatan Peninsula is where Cancun, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum are found, and what an amazing part of the world this is. The area hosts absolutely perfect beaches and endless underground cenotes to […]

The Best of Mexico

Barrels in Playa Maderas
Nicaragua, set between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, is a Central American nation known for its dramatic terrain of lakes, volcanoes and beaches. These photos highlight the best of Nicaragua, my favourite destination in Central America. San Juan Del Sur  San Juan Del Sur is a small coastal […]

The Best of Nicaragua – Central America

Things to do in Granada Nicaragua
Apoyo Lagoon was one of my favourite destinations in Nicaragua. Apoyo Lagoon is a nature reserve located between Granada and Masaya. The lake is a crater formed from a volcano eruption more than 20,000 years ago. Apoyo lagoon is the clearest lake in the region, as well as the deepest […]

Backpackers Guide to Lake Apoyo – Nicaragua

Backackers Guide to Isla De Ometepe Nicaragua
Isla De Ometepe is an island on Lake Nicaragua. The Island of Ometepe is made up of two volcanoes, Concepción and Maderas, which are joined by a low isthmus to form one island in the shape of an hourglass. The volcanos are popular for hiking and bird watching. Isla De Ometepe is […]

Backackers Guide to Isla De Ometepe – Nicaragua

Things to do in Granada
Granada is a colonial city in western Nicaragua, Central America. The streets are filled with history, vibrant colours, churches, cathedrals, museums, markets and a lively atmosphere. Granada has a rich colonial heritage, seen in its architecture and structure. I enjoyed Granada and recommend checking it out, but I definitely do prefer […]

Backpackers Guide to Granada – Nicaragua

Sunset in San Juan Del Sur
San Juan Del Sur is a small coastal town on the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua. San Juan Del Sur is the hub for exploration of Nicaragua’s toned and tanned southern beaches. While San Juan itself doesn’t have an amazing beach or great surf, you can easily get shuttles either 30 […]

Backpackers Guide to San Juan Del Sur – Nicaragua

Things to do in Boquete Panama
Boquete is a small town on the Caldera River, in the green mountain highlands of Panama, 60 kilometres from Costa Rica. The town is best known for its abundance of coffee farms and Volcano Baru, Central America’s highest volcano that offers views of both the Pacific and Caribbean ocean from the top. Boquete […]

Backpackers Guide to Boquete Panama

Panama City is by far the most developed city in Central America. It has a very different atmosphere to other parts of the region. I recommend 2 -3 days in Panama City as I personally prefer being out of the city and in the surrounding tropical islands and rainforests. If […]

Top 5 Things for backpackers to do in Panama City

Bocas del toro
Panama is the Southernmost country in Central America and the gateway to the world, thanks to the Panama Canal, one of the world greatest engineering feats. Panama has something for everyone, pristine Caribbean beaches, Pacific surfing beaches, rainforests, ancient architecture and history and up and coming metropolitan areas. I backpacked […]

5 Destinations For Backpackers In Panama

Panama City is the most cosmopolitan capital in Central America, located at the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal. The city is a vibrant metropolis with a dense skyline of high rise buildings, in contrast to the peninsula of Casco Viejo, a thriving colonial neighbourhood. Panama City is a gateway […]

Backpackers Guide to Panama City

Cruising the San Blas Islands
San Blas Islands The San Blas Islands of Panama comprise approximately 365 islands and cays, of which only 49 are inhabited. They lie off the north coast of the Isthmus of Panama, east of the Panama Canal. I sailed from Colombia, through the San Blas Islands to Panama. The San […]

The Best of Panama and the San Blas Islands

Repelling in Monteverde Costa Rica
Monteverde is a small town located in Costa Rica’s Cordillera de Tilarán region. Monteverde is a place of cloud forests and coffee plantations, monkeys, mist, and friendly locals. The town of Santa Elena is small and quaint, filled with tasty restaurants and folksy artisan shops, while the nearby rainforest hosts […]

Backpackers Guide to Monteverde – Costa Rica

It’s no secret that I love nature more than anything, so I was right in my zone when exploring Monteverde Cloud Forst, located in the highlands of Costa Rica. Monteverde Cloud Forest is one of the most famous cloud forests in the world, and for good reasons. The impressive tropical […]

Monteverde Cloud Forest – Costa Rica