Category: Central America

Find out where to eat, stay and play in Central America (Costa Rica, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador).

Travel Experta’s Interesting Facts – Dominical Beach in the South Pacific Region of Costa Rica

Dominical, a tranquil beach town 28 miles south of Quepos, might become your favorite hideaway. It is a place of breath-taking scenery and killer waves that has escaped the mass development on other Pacific Coast beaches of Costa Rica. Wildlife … Continue reading

Dancing Lessons for Kids – Salsa Classes in Antigua Guatemala

Last week I wrote about a private salsa lesson my husband and I had in Antigua in a Dance school called Salsa Chapina. That time our instructor mentioned that they also had dancing lessons for kids so before arranging a … Continue reading

Costa Rica Restaurant Review – Mac’s American Sports Bar in San Jose, Costa Rica

Cost: $10 to $20 Food Quality: Average Decor: Regular bar decoration Service: Average Cuisine Type: American Location: 100 m south of La Contralor’­a, South Sabana, San Jose Costa Rica Phone: 2231 – 3145 Website: Mac’s American Sports Bar Take a … Continue reading

Costa Rica Vacation Testimonial – Susan and Dennis Billings

We had an absolutely fantastic trip! Thanks so much for setting things up for us. It made it so easy to have the cars waiting at the airports. We had a wonderful welcome at Casa Bella Rita. Rita and Steve … Continue reading

Spotlight Guatemala – Filadelfia Coffee Resort & Spa in Antigua Guatemala

This time I want to take you to a beautiful resort located five minutes away from Antigua Guatemala called Filadelfia Coffee Resort & Spa. This is a gorgeous, family friendly hotel with colonial decoration located in the middle of a … Continue reading

Travel Experta’s Interesting Facts – Another Incredibly Bio Diverse and Beautiful Central American Country – Nicaragua

This time I have for you another great option for a wonderful vacation in Central America. This is a country that you will find north of Costa Rica and south of Honduras with coasts on both, the Caribbean and the … Continue reading

Travel Experta’s Interesting Facts – A trip to the past in Antigua Guatemala

Sitting beautifully between three volcanoes: Acatenango, Fuego and Agua, Antigua is more than just a fabled colonial, cobblestoned street filled with delicious restaurants, luxury hotels, colorful homes and popular Spanish Schools. It still preserves the same majesty it did when … Continue reading

Guatemala Travel – Private Salsa Lessons in Antigua Guatemala

Finally my husband and I had some time to spend alone and together and we wanted to do something extra fun. After a lot of thinking we decided to go for something I have never tried before: A private salsa … Continue reading

El Salvador Festivals – Lantern Festival, Di­a de los Farolitos – Ahuachapan

In Ahuachapan, a city about 100km west of El Salvador‘s capital, people celebrates the Lantern Festival annually every September 7 to honor the Virgin Mary’s birth. Learn more about the culture of El Salvador. Catholic Tradition started about 159 years … Continue reading

Costa Rica Family Vacation Testimonial – Suzy Jacobsen

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! We had a fabulous time in Costa Rica. We loved Puerto Viejo. We had some of our best meals there. Magali and her sister were very sweet of Namuwoki Lodge. They showed us our … Continue reading

Interesting Facts About Belize – Welcome to the Caribbean!

Belize is the smallest of all the Central American countries but don’t let that fool you because there are lots of fun facts about Belize, miles of beach, Mayan archaeological sites (Caracol, Xunantunich and Lamanai), rain forests, lots of animal … Continue reading

Travel Experta’s Interesting Facts – South Pacfic Region of Costa Rica

This region is most commonly known as the Osa Peninsula. This is where you can find the largest portion of preserved land in national parks and other reserves of Costa Rica. This region also features the highest mountain in Costa … Continue reading

Guatemala Restaurant Review – Fridas, Mexican Food in Antigua Guatemala

Cost: pricey Food Quality: good, nothing spectacular Decor: Modern Service: Average Cuisine Type: Mexican Location: 5th Avenue North #29, Calle del Arco Antigua Guatemala Phone: 7832 – 1296 Website: Fridas Check out some other great restaurants in Antigua Guatemala. Some … Continue reading

Costa Rica Vacation Testimonial – Becky Barger

Hi Marina, Thanks for everything! We absolutely LOVED Casa Panorama. The view was incredible, the infinity pool amazing, and the private beach was paradise. We saw lots of monkeys. My parents, husband, and friends all loved it. Chris was a … Continue reading

Spotlight Guatemala – Hacienda Tijax Jungle Lodge in Rio Dulce Guatemala

Hacienda Tijax is a beautiful jungle lodge located in the middle of mangroves in Rio Dulce Guatemala. This is a perfect place for all those nature lovers because you are right in the middle of the jungle. There’s no need … Continue reading

Travel Experta’s Interesting Facts – Some Facts About Guatemala

The cultural diversity of Guatemala is astonishing. What is it that you want to see? the natural beauty of the lakes, volcanoes, jungles or black sanded beaches or experience the living culture of the Maya or the Ancient Maya Civilizations … Continue reading

Family Travel – Semuc Champey

I have been promising a post about my family adventures in Semuc Champey, Guatemala and finally, here it is: Check out more fun articles on things to do in Guatemala. As you guys know we were staying in the nearby … Continue reading

Costa Rica Restaurant Review – Great Seafood at La Princesa Marina in La Sabana, San Jose Costa Rica

Cost: $10 to $20 Food Quality: Good Decor: Simple and Comfortable Service: Average Cuisine Type: Seafood Location: 15 m south of canal 7, West Sabana, San Jose Costa Rica Phone: 2296 – 7667 Website: La Princesa Marina Take a look … Continue reading

Costa Rica Vacation Testimonial – Jamie Dolan

Our trip was AMAZING!!! We absolutely loved it and have been talking about going back ever since we returned. In fact, I think we will try to go back next year, and if not then, the following year. As you … Continue reading

Spotlight Guatemala – Hostal Palajunoj in Xetulul, IRTRA Guatemala

This is a beautiful hotel that is located in the Retalhuleu Department of Guatemala. It is part of a huge compound of 4 hotels a theme park (Xetulul) and a water park (Xocomil), IRTRA Guatemala. This is one of the … Continue reading

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