Explore vibrant histories and cultures plus unrivalled natural landscapes

Exotic Central America is home to spectacular landscapes and mysterious lands. Set between the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica is a nature-lover's paradise — explore lush cloud forest, wild beaches and untamed jungle and discover an astonishing range of wildlife along the way, from sloths and monkeys to leatherback turtles and red-eyed tree frogs. A world of adventure awaits, with zip lining, kayaking, snorkelling, horse riding and surfing just a few of the ways you can get around. Belize is a small country with a lot to offer — head here for out-of-this-world Mayan ruins, the world’s second longest reef and stunning beaches.

Central America holidays - perfect for...

  • Enthralling wildlife in dense rainforests. Spot exotic colourful birds and howler monkeys in the captivating cloud forests or head to the water, where you might spot whale and sea turtles in the Pacific
  • Glorious beaches – choose from the Caribbean or the Pacific coasts and perhaps try your hand at scuba diving, snorkelling or simply relaxing on the warm, golden sands
  • Incredible National Parks home to rare wildlife, volcanoes, rainforest, waterfalls and wild beaches. Perfect for adventure activities such as zip lining and river rafting
  • Get close to nature by staying at a charming eco-lodge in Costa Rica's beautiful cloud forest
  • Indigenous cultures – over 20 Maya languages are spoken in Central America with strong African and Spanish influences. Explore colonial architecture and great traditions amongst 4000 years of history.

Places to go in Central America