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You will be amazed at the hidden gems you can find in Belize, Costa Rica and Panama.
Panama, the only country where you can see both the Caribbean and Pacific seas from the top of a mountain! Enjoy tropical year round weather and a fast growing economy. Look beyond the Panama Canal and you will find a country rich in culture, wellness retreat, bird-watching, beaches and jungles. Panama also claims the only place in the world where Humpback whales from the Northern and Southern Hemispheres come to breed and give birth. The historical ties with modern society are enchanting. Known as the Gastronomic Capital of the Americas, foodies will enjoy discovering new flavours in chocolate, coffee and so much more!
Belize is not your typical Caribbean beach vacation. Be ready to be wow’ed by the Maya ceremonial center of Xunantunich, the sandy beach lifestyle in Placencia or the tropical jungle canopies in Lamanai. Make your transfer a scenic flight for an aerial view of the stunning landscape below or enjoy a scenic flight tour over the Blue Hole. For the truly adventurous, join a scuba tour to the Blue Hole and the second largest barrier reef in the world. Visit between March and June for a chance to swim with the Whale Sharks.
Costa Rica is the ideal holiday destination. Perfect for couples or families, enjoy the tropical beaches, magnificent adventures, culture, and the wonders of nature. For those looking for an escape including unspoiled nature and authentic experiences, you’ve found paradise! Sustainability is a way of life in Costa Rica. So much so that 93 percent of its electricity comes from renewable resources. You might even find the secret to a longer life in Costa Rica.
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From the deep Maya history of Belize to the world-famous isthmus of Panama linking the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, and Costa Rica’s renowned surf breaks, Central America dazzles travellers with lush greenery, nature and biodiversity reserves, ancient architecture, smoking volcanoes, pristine beaches and more. Discover the countries bordered by Mexico and Colombia, are between two oceans, and offer visitors a diverse mix of people and culture, have an abundance of outdoor adventures, and are safe and fun for couples and families alike.
The Panama Canal
the Panama Canal is a 50-mile stretch of land that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean.Learn More...
The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
consists of over 10,500 hectares of cloud forest with a high biodiversity count.Learn More...
See Xunantunich, Ancient Mayan Ruins
an archeological site that once served as a Maya civic ceremonial centerGo to trip builder!
What you need to know
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The southernmost tip of North America, a small strip of land known as Central America, is comprised of seven tropical countries that are filled with exotic wildlife, vast and lush landscapes, cloud forests, colonial towns, protected natural parks, world-heritage sites and ancient ruins. These are Latin-American countries that primarily speak American dialects of Spanish as well as English, yet also have some groups that speak their native indigenous languages such as Garifuna.