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 American Visas

Tourist visa requirements for travel to Central America and how to obtain visas


Central America Reviews

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

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 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.