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Costa Rica Waterfalls: Del Toro, La Fortuna, La Paz, Nauyaca, Rio Celeste

By | October 11th, 2017|Blog|

Costa Rica is a tropical playground with sights, sounds, tastes, and experiences sure to please adventurers of all ages. Among the most favored sights are Costa Rica’s dramatic rushing waterfalls which provide a cool respite after a hike through untouched tropical rainforests. Loved by locals and travelers alike, we’ve assembled a short list of some [...]

Facts About The Mesoamerican Reef in Belize

By | September 28th, 2017|Blog|

The Mesoamerican Reef contains the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere and the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world. It is also an UNESCO World Heritage site. Located in the Caribbean Sea, the massive barrier stretches an unbelievable 700 miles from the northern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula down through the Honduran Bay [...]

Incredible Mayan Sites in Belize That Bring History to Life

By | September 20th, 2017|Blog|

Many years ago, Belize was home to over 2 million Mayas. To this day, we continue to unearth pieces of the past in the form of pottery, sacred temples, pyramids, and more. There are so many famous and popularly visited Mayan ruins in Belize, it can be hard to pick which ones to see. Here [...]

Independence Days in Central America

By | September 15th, 2017|Blog|

A number of Central America Independence Day Celebrations begin this month and continue into November, making it the perfect time to visit, experience the rich culture and join in the colorful celebrations. The festivities begin on September 15 in Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua, followed by celebrations in Belize on September 23 and in Panama [...]

10 Must-See National Parks & Marine Reserves in Belize

By | September 12th, 2017|Blog|

Belize is bursting with vast ecosystems, lush forests, exotic marine life, and so much more. The natural beauty of Belize has led to the development of many marine national parks and marine reserves. Belize is home to: 17 national parks 8 marine reserves 5 natural monuments 16 forest reserves If you’re planning a trip to [...]

5 Beautiful National Parks In Costa Rica You Must See To Believe

By | August 30th, 2017|Blog|

From beaches to tropical rainforests, here are 4 of the most beautiful and varied national parks in Costa Rica everyone should visit at least once. 1. Corcovado National Park Location: Los Patos Sirena Trail, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica (Southwest Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula) Top Hotel In The Area: Copa [...]

Kayaking the Isla Damas Mangroves

By | August 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

Last weekend I had the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon kayaking the Isla Damas Mangroves.  Located just north of Quepos/Manuel Antonio, Isla Damas it is an estuary lined with mangroves.  It is an excellent tour to take a break from the beach and sun while enjoying a peaceful, unique ecosystem via boat or kayak. Mangroves are [...]

Welcome to CAV!

By | June 15th, 2017|Blog|

In January 2016 my husband, Chris, and I proudly introduced our new travel agency, Central America Vacation.  After experiencing three years of success in our niche sport-fishing division, Central America Fishing, we have expanded into the general-tourism market with the new division of our travel company, Central America Vacation (CAV).  Many of you may have [...]

New Destination – Guatemala!

By | June 14th, 2017|Blog|

In early May Central America Vacation traveled to Guatemala for 9 days to explore our next major country offering.  Chris and I had both been to Guatemala briefly on separate occasions, most recently on a 2015 trip from Belize over to the famous Maya site, Tikal.  Back in 2011 I had the opportunity to play with [...]

5 Reasons to Return to Costa Rica

By | June 14th, 2017|Blog|

So you’ve been to Costa Rica and have an idea of how to use the national motto “pura vida”.  You now understand why Costa Rica is the most popular country in Central America and have spread the word to all your friends and family about how they too must visit this paradise (of course mentioning [...]

Best Romantic Hotels in Costa Rica

By | June 14th, 2017|Blog|

Explore Costa Rica's natural beauty alongside your significant other in these gorgeous hotels.  This list of the best romantic hotels in Costa Rica will allow you to UNPLUG and reconnect with each other while enjoying Costa Rica's jungle, wildlife, volcanoes, and Pacific beaches.  We’ve hand-picked the below hotels as the best romantic hotels in Costa Rica due to [...]

Top 8 Belize Romantic Hotels

By | June 13th, 2017|Blog|

With the perfect mix of warm Caribbean waters, white sand beaches, and mystical mountains and rainforest it's not wonder Belize is one of the most popular destinations in Central America for honeymoons and destination weddings. These Belize romantic hotels will allow you to UNPLUG and reconnect with each other while enjoying each country’s highlights and [...]

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