Central America

From Mexico south, tracing the line of mountains and volcanoes across the narrow isthmus towards the border with Colombia, Central America offers a dizzying range of landscapes, colours and ancient civilisations to explore.

For wildlife, Costa Rica stands alone, one endless national park that stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific, while for ancient civilisations, lost cities, and indigenous colour, little compares to the Mayan mysteries of Guatemala. Mexico needs little introduction, a regional giant cherished for its culture, ancient pyramids and famous Riviera Maya, yet this is a mere taste of what Central America offers.

Each country has its unique identity and fascinating corners to discover, from Panama to Honduras, El Salvador to Nicaragua. Best of all, you are never far from a glorious, palm-fringed beach. Sink into the golden sands of Panama or the Yucatan, or head to Belize, where you can dive into the world-famous Blue Hole.

True, it can be daunting to un-ravelling the mysteries of Central America. Yet, at Oasis Travel, we have travelled the length and breadth of the continent and handpicked our favourite destinations and accommodation, from rustic jungle lodges to sumptuous colonial haciendas and dreamy beach resorts.

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Central America Itinerary Ideas

Mexico & Costa Rica: Wildlife & Ancient Wonders

19 Days
Places visited: Mexico City, Merida, Chichen Itza, San Jose, Tortuguero, Arenal, Manuel Antonio

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Birds & Wildlife of Costa Rica

14 days
Places visited: Sarapiqui, Tortuguero, San gerardo de Dotal, Osa Peninsula

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