Central America Hotels

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Central America Travel: Variety is the Spice

Your Central America travel should be as eclectic as the cultures and landscapes freckling the region. To put it all together, get some help from the Web. You'll find sites dedicated to each of the region's seven countries, as well as advice and shared experiences from other travelers. Whether you prefer to keep your itinerary open-ended or you want to book everything in advance, the Web can enhance your experience of Central American tourism. We've selected some sites to help you get started.

Central America Travel Basics

In a word: vibrancy. Perhaps more well-known for its brutally war-torn past, Central America has ... read more »

Central America Travel Requirements

Political unrest and violence have largely subsided in Central America, but traveling the region ... read more »

Getting to Central America

You can fly in from the United States relatively easily and inexpensively. All seven countries have ... read more »

Central America Hotels

You don't have to rough it-but you can. Tourism is strong and growing across the region, which makes it easy to find accommodation to suit your needs. Whether you long to doze in a hammock slung between two trees on a beach or in a plush bed in a luxury suite, you won't be disappointed.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • In most areas in Central America, even hotels and resorts that are considered high-end can be affordable, which means you can travel luxuriously without shelling out too much money.
  • It isn't easy to find organized campsites in Central America, but many beaches allow you to pitch a tent or sleep in hammocks in designated areas. Safety may be an issue, however. This thread from a BootsnAll travel forum discusses the issue.
  • If you are trying to conserve cash, camping is not your only option. You can stay in guesthouses or hostels, often for less than $20 per night, or arrange a home-stay with a local family, usually for under $100 per week. Home stays are more common in language-school areas; GoAbroad provides a language school search engine for all countries.

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Getting Around in Central America

You can travel around the region cheaply, and there is a good chance that your ride will be ... read more »

Central America Blogs and Forums

The Web can give you a taste of a destination before you go, and one of the best ways to prepare ... read more »

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