Category: Central America

Visit Central America

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

Family friendly attractions, hotels and restaurants.

6 of the Best Restaurants – Leon and Granada, Nicaragua

Whenever I plan a trip to a new place I like to search for restaurants that can provide amazing and unique experiences that will make us remember our time in that country or city. Plus, I often get questions about … Continue reading

4 El Salvador Restaurants on the Beach

The beaches of El Salvador are well known among surfers. Some say that they are the best surf spots of Central America. After hearing that I decided to take my family there to see what it was all about. Plus, … Continue reading

Hotel San Carlos – Elegance and Convenience – Guatemala City

Every time my family and I go the US Embassy in Guatemala City we pass this gorgeous European style house. After several trips, I finally had a chance to find out what the place was all about it and it turns … Continue reading

Romantic Escape to La Inmaculada Hotel in Guatemala City

Believe it or not, even though living in Antigua, Guatemala sounds romantic it’s similar to everywhere else you live. It becomes commonplace and after a while it’s great to get away for the weekend. And an even bigger treat when … Continue reading

Working Farm Holidays – La Ruta del Yalu in Guatemala

Going fishing for trout was a huge attraction when we lived in Costa Rica. We used to take our oldest boy all the time. You can catch your fish and then have the restaurant make it to your liking, usually … Continue reading

Roatan Snorkeling – An Adventure in an Underwater Museum

Have you ever snorkeled in an underwater museum? We did in Roatan, and what an experience it was. Besides the obvious and amazing marine life that you will encounter at ever push of your flippers, you see so much more. … Continue reading

West Bay Roatan – Photo Tour

Finding where to visit on Roatan is not an easy task. When you start doing research you will have tons of options fly in your face. You can either have a taste of many parts, if you don’t mind the … Continue reading

A Quick Photo Tour of Utila Honduras

Utila is the smallest island of the three Bay Islands of Honduras and is known to be the second best place in the world to get your divers certificate. Best as in the price is really low and the reef … Continue reading

West End Roatan – A Tiny Town on a Large Island

Roatan Island is the largest of the three Bay Islands in Honduras. Even though there really isn’t such a thing as a capital of the island, West End is by far the largest town and most likely where you can … Continue reading

7 Things to Do in Tamarindo – Costa Rica Travel

With outdoor eco-adventures, snorkelling, sport fishing, sailing, hiking, yoga, tennis, golf and nightlife, Tamarindo offers lots of opportunities for a fun-filled adventure. Here’s a list of the 7 top things to do when traveling in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Nature and … Continue reading

Luxury Camping, Nature Fun Just Minutes from Guatemala City

The one thing my oldest son keeps asking me over and over again is to camp. This may sound like an easy thing to do, but when you’re living in Guatemala safety and amenities are a huge component to good … Continue reading

Paredon Surf House in Guatemala – A Great Escape

Getting away to beaches in Guatemala can be quite challenging. Most of them have too high of a riptide to enjoy. However, even though Guatemala isn’t really known for the swimming beaches, it is, surprisingly, known for surfing. Crazy, right? Well, that’s … Continue reading

Real Homemade Italian Cooking – La Fattoria Restaurant, Guatemala City

When I was in high school I had a really close friend who was old school Italian. When I say Old School, I mean her parents were off the boat with all the old traditions in tact. Her mother reminded … Continue reading

Dining and Art in the Most Unique Restaurant of Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala, in my opinion, is a central hub for restaurants of all sorts of gastronomical experiments.  And, when one lives in Antigua it is easy to experience most of them since the town is so small. And even though there … Continue reading

Things to Do In Guatemala City – Family Staycation

So what’s a staycation? To me it means either doing a small vacation like trip (either day trip or multi-day trip) that is super close to home. And that is exactly what we did! Our chosen location, one least thought … Continue reading

Where to Stay in Guatemala City – Grand Tikal Futura Hotel

Living in Antigua it is virtually impossible not to hear about Tikal Futura Mall. We’ve been there several times to go bowling and do a bit of shopping. Visiting the mall I’ve seen signs to Grand Tikal Futura Hotel, but … Continue reading

Divercity Guatemala City – Where Kids Get to be Adults

Kids are always saying they wish they can grow up and be adults. Well, somebody heard them and Divercity was born.  Up until very recently this different type of attraction was only in South America, but is now in Guatemala … Continue reading

IRTRA Petapa – Amusement Park Fun in Guatemala City

Who would ever think that amusement parks are the best places for a private guide to assist you? Especially when traveling as a single parent! Well that is exactly when I truly valued the private guide that INGUAT, Instituto Guatemalteco de … Continue reading

Family Friendly Dining – Nais Guatemala City

Eating is a huge part of traveling. So, when I was in the process of working with INGUAT, Instituto Guatemalteco de Turismo (Guatemala’s Tourism Board and Institue), for our private tour of Guatemala City, Nais Guatemala Restaurant was recommended. After doing … Continue reading

Visiting the Kids Museum – Museo de los Ninos in Guatemala City

With my husband working a lot lately, I wanted to do something different with my kids. I decided on a staycation, of sorts, to Guatemala City. We have been to Guate several times, however, I wanted to do the full-on … Continue reading

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