Central America Travel Guide

If you're thinking of exploring the tropical beaches and jungle-clad ruins of Central America, start preparing for your trip with our handy Travel Guide. Learn about the seasons and the weather so you know when best to go and see what visas you'll need across the region. You can also learn more about the accommodation and transportation we use on our Central America group tours and what multi-country touring combinations we offer. There's also reviews from our travellers.

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Best places to visit

From idyllic beaches to jungle-clad ruins, here are the top spots in Central America

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Best time to visit

Plan when to go to Central America with our guide on seasons and weather


Central America Reviews

See what our travellers say about our tours to Central America and why they like them

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Central America tours

From Guatemala to Mexico and Costa Rica, explore Central America with On The Go Tours

Central America Country Guides

Start planning your trip to Central America with our detailed guides about visiting each country in the region on our tours.

Get to know Central America

Recommended Reading

  • Time Among the Maya
    by Ronald Wright
  • Enrique's Journey
    by Sonia Nazario
  • Inevitable Revolutions
    by Walter LaFeber
Did you know...?

Facts about Central America

  • Three-fifths of Central America's population is of mixed European and Indian heritage, known as Mestizos.
  • There is no spot in Central America more than 125 miles (200 kilometers) from the ocean.
  • Located on the Ring of Fire, Central America includes over 70 volcanoes, 30 of which are active.

Central America Travel Advice for Canadian Travellers

Safety of our travellers is paramount and we keep abreast of the latest travel advice to Central America. We recommend that you check the latest travel updates on the countries in Central America you are travelling to with the Canadian Government Advisory when planning your trip. For more country specific information, please visit the relevant destination page on our website.