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Central America Travel Guide

Get stuck into the Latino way of living with a journey to Central America. From sun-drenched Mexican beaches, emerald green rainforests, colonial cities and a rich history dating back thousands of years, Central America is the perfect example of when culture meets adventure.

What we love in Central America

Mexican temple City of the Sun in Mexico
One of the most iconic locations to visit Mayan ruins is Tulum, which is an ancient Mayan city in Mexico.
Exploding volcano Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica
This impressive volcano towers over the north-west region of Costa Rica. You can go hiking, waterfall rappling or take a dip in the hot springs of the national park surrounding it.
Person kayaking Lake Nicaragua
The biggest lake in Central America and where you can take some time out and go bull shark spotting - they grow up to 11 feet in length!

Getting around Central America

Local children in Guatemala

Cheap flights to Central America

Cheap flights to El Salvador, Costa Rica, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama.
Waterfall in Central America

Bamba bus passes

The scale of Latin America need not put you off though - these bus routes will allow you to plan your journey with confidence and get to Central and South America's top sights easily. Choose Bamba Central America passes taking you through Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Costa Rica or choose a South America pass if you want to take on Machu Picchu or head to the beaches of Rio.

Top destinations in Central America

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Best tours in Central America

Colourful buildings and classic cars in Havana

Cuban Rhythms

Havana > Vinales > Playa Larga > Trinidad

Explore Trinidad, Santa Clara, Havana and more on this Cuban adventure.
8 days
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Tikal Guatemala

Central America Journey

Playa del Carmen > Caye Caulker > San Ignacio > Flores > Rio Dulce > Antigua Guatemala > Panajachel > San Juan La Laguna > Antigua Guatemala > Copán > Suchitoto > Playa El Tuno > Leon > Granada > Isla de Ometepe > Monteverde > La Fortuna > San Jose

Uncover the mysteries of Central America on this epic 32-day group tour of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Belize and Nicaragua.
32 days
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