Guatemala embraces its Mayan culture to the full. Its volcanos can seem the highest and most active, its Mayan ruins the most ruinous, its colonial cities the most historic, its jungles the most mysterious and impenetrable, its coral reefs the most beautiful, and its flora and fauna some of the most unusual in the world.
Belize embraces an infectious mix of Caribbean and Latin cultures, infused with a colonial history brought to its shores by British settlers. This tiny country has an atmosphere that couldn’t be more laid back. The local people are friendly and relaxed, and everybody seems to know how to have a good time.
Honduras has a slow pace, natural beauty and low-profile tourism. Discover the spectacular Mayan ruins ceremonial site at Copán, the long Caribbean coastline, the tropical rainforest in the Mosquitia region and colonial mountain towns. The idyllic Bay Islands are a diving and resort destination that’s part of the 1,000km-long Mesoamerican Barrier Reef.
El Salvador has suffered a turbulent history in the past but today it is a country of friendly people, volcanic landscapes, farmlands and surfing.
Nicaragua exudes an energy that captivates visitors with its inspiring landscapes, colonial beauty, weeklong parties, stunning wildlife, beautiful beaches, rollicking reggae and long nights spent in the plaza. Watching the moon rise over the cathedral in colonial Granada is a highlight for many. You can climb the volcanoes mon Isla de Ometepe or spot quetzal at the Reserva Natural Miraflor.