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.
From idyllic beaches to jungle-clad ruins, here are the top spots in Central America
Tourist visa requirements for travel to Central America and how to obtain visas
- Time Among the Maya
by Ronald Wright
- Enrique's Journey
by Sonia Nazario
- Inevitable Revolutions
by Walter LaFeber
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 South African 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 advice for the countries in Central America you will be visiting from the consular in South Africa when planning your trip. For more specific country information, please refer to the relevant destination page on our website.