Pint-sized compared to their northern and southern neighbours, Central America and the Caribbean punch above their weight when it comes to wonders. The diversity of landscape, wildlife and culture packed into such a confined space is simply staggering, but there’s a huge benefit to being small: everything is close by, so you never, ever have to go without.
There’s way more to see and do in the Caribbean and Central America than we could possibly cover in a few paragraphs. Here’s just a few of the you-really-had-to-be-there experiences from our trips in this part of the world.
You may have thought you’d seen it all, but wait until you travel by horse cart into sinkholes in the Merida area of Mexico. There you’ll find freshwater pools with salt water sitting on the bottom, creating a unique floating experience when you go for a dip.
Yes, “Tortuguero” translates to “Land of the Turtles,” but what goes on around these parts when the reptiles are out of town? All kinds of stuff! Tag along with us as we explore this quirky little Costa Rican town and the thick jungles that envelop it.
A magnet for surfers, hippies and other refugees from the strait-laced grown-up world, Byron Bay is the perfect place to lose yourself. Here, the hills slide into the crashing surf like green giants slipping into a hot tub, and the general vibe is suitably laidback.