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.

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

Life on Rio Dulce – It’s Not as Dulce (Sweet) as it Looks

Rio Dulce is better known as the Amazon of Guatemala. And for good reason. It’s lush, full of water canals, a rain forest and full of amazing birds and wildlife. It is also a place for fishermen and local people. … Continue reading

Wanna See What Punta Manabique in Guatemala Looks Like?

I’d love to show you what the real Punta Manabique looks like, but the waves were way too choppy for us to get to it. So instead we got to another area which is a deserted island like spot. It had … Continue reading

Experience Guatemala City Street Fair Like Local

I’m a huge fan of street fairs and local festivals. This is when all the real goodness of the country comes out to play. If you are visiting any city or country during the local festivals, my advice – go … Continue reading

Local Dishes of Costa Rica – Photo Essay

When visiting Costa Rica the number one suggestion I make to everyone  – visit a SODA, the local eatery and enjoy homemade Costa Rica food. Casado – this dish usually has beans, salad, plantains, rice and different meats, fish, chicken … Continue reading

Island Hopping in Granada, Nicaragua – Photo Essay

One of the top attractions to do when visiting the colonial city of Granada Nicaragua is go on an island tour. There are over 360 islands, and you can either do a tour, rent a boat and go island hopping. … Continue reading

Local Fishermen’s Pier in El Salvador – Photo Essay

El Salvador is one of those hidden secretive type of destinations. When staying on the coast visiting the beaches we took a day trip to the Pier in Libertad. Let me tell you, if you are in the area, this … Continue reading

Biking on Caye Caulker – The Only True Way to See the Island – Photo Essay

Caye Caulker is a two mile island off of Belize City and without a doubt one of the most beautiful places my family and I have ever visited. We are so in love with it, that we want to move … Continue reading

Fine Dining in a Ruin in Antigua, Guatemala – Photo Essay

Dining in Antigua, Guatemala can be different and unique if you know what to look for. Each year a special night – Noche de Chefs – happens around March. Where over 20 different restaurants offer up their best dishes as … Continue reading

How to Get the Most Out of Your Tikal Guatemala Experience

Tikal Maya Ruins is one of the most special places in the world to my family and me. Why? Because this is where my husband and I met thirteen years ago. Since then we have taken our sons to visit … Continue reading

Unique and Healthy Restaurant in Flores Guatemala – La Danta

Searching for a healthy restaurant in Flores always caused a major challenge for me. For several reasons: 1. Most restaurants serve the same type of food which is usually Guatemalan cuisine or Italian. These could be construed as healthy, but … Continue reading

Gringo Perdido Ecological Inn on El Remate Guatemala – A Luxurious Family Adventure

Every time we visit Flores / Tikal area, we end up staying in the town of Flores. Which is super adorable, colorful and on Lake Peten Itza. However, it was time for a change. I’ve heard about El Remate which … Continue reading

Family Friendly Guide to Staying at Finca Ixobel – Eco Lodge

One of the rarest things for my family to do is to return to a place that we’ve visited once before. With the world being so large and with so much to see, the place has to be extra, extra … Continue reading

Day of the Dead – Kite Festival in Guatemala

Guatemala is known for many events and festivities. But one festival that is celebrated is not experienced anywhere else in the entire world – Kite Festival – Day of the Dead in Sumpango (November 1). The day is to remember the … Continue reading

Traditional Guatemala Food and Street Vendors

Visiting the Kite Festival in Sumpango on Day of the Dead, November 1, in Guatemala is a super rare treat. It is also a supreme time to get a glimpse into the world of Guatemalan food vendors. But the most … Continue reading

Local Circus in Antigua, Guatemala

Visiting authentic local attractions can be such a fun and different experience. I saw this circus near where my son takes horse back riding classes. So I ran over there to ask what the price was and I was told … Continue reading