Occupying 0, 1% of the Earth’s surface, connecting North to South America, Central America is a tropical isthmus containing 7 states: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama. This spot of heaven inhabited once by the Maya and the Aztec Empire is part of the Mesoamerican biodiversity hotspot, representing 7 % of the Earth’s biodiversity. Central America offers a priceless experience combining dangerous, active volcanoes with high mountain ranges, lakes, rivers, tropical forests as well as marine lagoons, white sand beaches and coral reefs.
Feel the connection to nature as you dive into the sapphire waters of the Blue Hole in the Belize or as you enter the Tortuguero, a “watery, forested world teaming with wildlife” in Costa Rica. Enhance your knowledge and observe the protected areas of Nicaragua with thousands of flora and fauna species for you to learn about. Visit the ancient Mayan ruins in Guatemala, go fishing in Nicaragua and shop for souvenirs and native handicraft in Panama.
Central America and its biodiversity have been frequently compared to the Garden of Eden. This region can represent the perfect escapade from the usual hustle and bustle into a world with unspoiled nature and new, exciting things to discover.