First, take the bone-white beaches of South-East Asia, the terracotta charm of colonial Europe and South America’s crumbling ruins. Shake well and add a dash of world-class diving, island hopping by catamaran and two plates of tangy jerked chicken. You now have the magical cocktail that is Central America (either that or a really crowded kitchen). With the chilled vibes of the Caribbean on one side and the rolling swells of the Pacific on the other, you can’t really go wrong. Just grab a compass, point yourself due paradise and let us handle the rest. Siesta anyone?

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A Mexican adventure covering the Yucatan Peninsula with stops in Merida, Playa del...

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Experience Guatemala over nine days and visit Antigua, Livingston, Flores, Tikal,...

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This epic adventure through Mexico and Cuba will give you all the food, churches,

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Learn of the incredible history and culture of Mexico on this stunning trip starting...

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Ride across the many and varied landscapes of Central America on a cycling tour of...

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Explore Cuba and Costa Rica taking in Havana, Trinidad, Bay of Pigs, Vinales, San Jose,...

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Journey from San Jose to Panama, stopping to explore the wildlife packed forest of...

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Travel from Playa del Carmen through to Merida, Valladolid and Tulum on a Yucatan...

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Starting in Belize City, this holiday visits San Ignacio, the Tikal Ruins in Guatemala...

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Oh Mayan, let's get epic in Central America all the way from Mexico City to San Jose....

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An adventure tour through Mexico, Belize and Guatemala reveals the captivating history...

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Surf Costa Rica during this four-day surf stopover in Santa Teresa.

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Highlights of Central America

Chichen Itza in Mexico.

Meet Mayan history at Chichen Itza

If you like your Mayan ruins with a touch of disco, then you’ve come to the right place. Set on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, this ancient city comes alive at sunset with a (slightly kitsch but entirely unmissable) sound and light show. The site is dominated by El Castillo, a massive pyramid with 91 steps running along each of its four sides.

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White-water rafting in Costa Rica.

Go white-water rafting in Costa Rica

If you’re going to try white-water rafting anywhere, Pacuare River in Costa Rica is the place. Set among cascading waterfalls and lush rainforest, the warm water is ideal for first-timers. During the calmer moments keep your eyes peeled for jaguars, toucans, ocelots and monkeys.

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Antigua in Guatemala.

Explore the tumbledown ruins of Antigua

Coffee all day, salsa all night and a never-ending supply of chocolate in between. This small Guatemalan city is super chilled and an extended stay is the best way to soak it all in. While there are plenty of ruins to be found, the city is famous for its colourful convents, arches and buildings in colourful hues of blue, pink, and yellow. 

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Classic cars and colourful buildings in Cuba.

Havana blast in Cuba

There’s so much to do here, it’ll leave your head spinning. Join the fun with a twirl around the dance floor in a salsa class, check out a baseball game, swing past the mansion-turned-perfume-laboratory at Habana 1791, or grab a guava pastry from one of the vendors along the Malecon. Close out the day with a cigar and a glass of good ol’ fashioned Cuba Libre.

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What to see in 7-10 days in Central America

With so much packed into such a small part of the globe, it’s incredible the number of things you can experience with even just a short stay in Central America. You could start off sampling coffee in Guatemala, make your way through the Mayan ruins of Honduras and El Salvador, and finish up in the colonial charm of Granada.

If you’re looking to dive a little deeper, you could also focus on one or two countries – exploring the island beaches of Jamaica, sailing through the Canarreos Archipelago or snorkelling off the coast of Costa Rica. If you have less than 10 days, the laidback paradise of Belize is a quintessential Central American experience, while it only takes a week to cycle across Cuba from Havana to Vinales and back, seeing everything in between.

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Explore laidback Cuba on a two-wheeled round-trip adventure from Havana. Cycle along...

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Set sail across the Caribbean Sea to visit the untouched and idyllic islands of Cuba. A...

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Discover tropical paradise and ancient wonders on a tour of Central America, featuring...

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What to see in 3 weeks in Central America

The ruins of ancient Maya are one of the region’s biggest drawcards and the more time you can set aside for exploring these jungle cities, the better. Over three weeks, traverse the impressive archaeological sites at Tulum, Tikal, Xunantunich and Mexico's most famous site, Chichen Itza, one of the seven wonders of the world.

This is also your chance to get immersed in the modern cities and cultures of Central America. You can easily spend three weeks in Cuba, walking through the historical streets of Havana, visiting Che Guevara’s mausoleum in Santa Clara, and cha-chaing the night away in Trinidad to Cuba’s famous rhythms.

If it’s a fast-paced adventure you want, look at travelling from Antigua to San Jose. It’s the best way to knock a few countries off the bucket-list as you crisscross your way through Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, fitting in as many cities, jungles, ruins, villages, volcanoes and beaches as you can along the way.

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Escape to Cuba on an exotic getaway through the sizzling streets of sultry Havana, soak...

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From the sandy playground of Mexico's Caribbean Coast to charismatic Antigua, this tour...

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Be captivated by Costa Rica on an adventure that combines thrill-seeking with the...

What to see in 6 weeks in Central America

With six weeks to fill, everything from Mexico City to the Panama Canal is your playground. It’s impossible to experience everything a region has to offer, but this is your chance to come pretty close.

You can choose to focus more on Mexico, Guatemala and Belize in the north-west, while Panama, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua might tempt you to the south-west. You could keep the central in Central America and explore Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua. Or you might head out to the islands with Jamaica, Cuba and the Bahamas beckoning with their perfect beaches and laidback siestas.

If you just want to limit yourself to just Cuba or Mexico, there’s no shortage of experiences for an extended stay too. But with this much time, you can explore a variety of countries and cultures and still have time to relax on a Caribbean beach.

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Adventure through Central America's vivacious Mexico on an enthralling journey from the...

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