Countries in Central America

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Physiographically, Central America is a very narrow isthmus of southern North America extending from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in southern Mexico southeastward to the Isthmus of Panama where it connects to the Colombian Pacific Lowlands in northwestern South America. Alternatively, the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt delimits the region on the north. Central America has an area of some 592,000 square kilometres. The Pacific Ocean lies to the southwest, the Caribbean Sea lies to the northeast, and the Gulf of Mexico lies to the north.



In Belize you will find diving, snorkeling, fishing, hiking, and exploring nature at its best. Belize is also home to an interesting mix of over ten different cultures including Garifuna, Maya, Creole ... READ MORE

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is the second smallest of the Central American countries, bordered by the Pacific Ocean in the West and the Atlantic in the East. Costa Rica offers the traveller an incredible variety of na ... READ MORE

El Salvador

El Salvador is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America. The country's capital city and largest city is San Salvador; Santa Ana and San Miguel are also important cultural ... READ MORE


Guatemala, officially the Republic of Guatemala, is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north, with the capital Guatemala City home to the only international airport, called La Auro ... READ MORE


The Mayan civilisation has also left its mark on Honduras: visit the world-famous Copán ruins near the Guatemala border; no doubt one of the most beautiful in the Mayan world. Honduras is also ... READ MORE


The country is bordered by Honduras to the north and Costa Rica to the south. The Pacific Ocean lies to the west of the country, the Caribbean Sea to the east. Falling within the tropics, Nicaragua si ... READ MORE


Situated on an isthmus, some categorize it as a transcontinental nation connecting the north and south part of America. It is bordered by Costa Rica to the north-west, Colombia to the south-east, the ... READ MORE

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