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Central America

Central America tailor-made holidays

Overview

The biggest mystery concerning Central America is that the region remains such a mystery to people. Packing more into its compact size than many a larger continent, it offers visitors adventure aplenty.

Distinctly different to its much larger neighbours to the north and south, Central American countries such as Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Panama punch well above their weight in terms of visitor attratcions. Caribbean quality beaches give way to dense jungles full of birds and superb wildlife watching opportunities, whilst mountain ranges and volcanoes erupt from the thick rainforests and scratch the tropical sky. Mayan ruins lie hidden close to colonial cities with interesting architecture and stories to uncover along with Afro-Carib or Creole culture.

Even as travellers move from Mexico through the Ruta Maya, there remains more to see and discover, with the hill towns, hiking options, traditional villages and supeb dive sites of El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua awaiting the intrepid adventurers that get this far.

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Essential experiences in Central America

Natural World Holidays

Central America, celebrated for its Mayan heritage and cultural attractions, also conceals some spectacular natural wonders amidst the verdant jungles and thickly forested landscapes.

Exploration cruises

The allure of Central America is undeniable and colorful, diverse countries such as Belize, Costa Rica, Mexico and Panama are well-suited to being explored on an exploration cruise.

Ocean cruises

The Panama Canal has made Central America a popular cruise destination, especially on the itineraries of liners sailing down the west coast of the USA, meaning they can access destinations on a par with those in the Caribbean.

Wildlife Holidays

Central America is a region of vastly varied wildlife. Head to Belize, Costa Rica or Panama to see birds, animals and marine wildlife in large numbers.

Honeymoons

Indulge yourself in Central America and take advantage of the wildlife and Caribbean coast in Costa Rica or the history and culture in Mexico on your honeymoon.

History and culture

Central America history and culture holidays revolve around discovering the Maya ruins in Belize, Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico. Alternatively, vist the Kuna in Panama to see how an indigenous tribe continue to thrive.

Great Railway Journeys

Take a spectacular ride on the Copper Canyon railway in Mexico to see some of the country's most rugged terrain.

Escorted Tours

Go beyond the beaches and obvious destinations of Central America on an escorted tour and see more of countries such as Belize, Costa Rica and Mexico, whilst also gaining a greater understanding of the sights that you encounter.

Beach holidays

There are some superb beaches in Central America, particularly in Belize, Costa Rica and Mexico, where you can also pair your beach holiday with a wildlife holiday or excursion to see Mayan ruins.

Adventure holidays

The landscapes and varied terrain of Central America make it ideal for activity and adventure holidays. Head to Mexico or travel to Belize, Costa Rica or Panama to explore the jungles, mountains and dramatic coasts of this part of the world.

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Top itineraries in Central America

Cuba and Jewels of the Caribbean Sea

16-day cruise from £6,499 pp incl. flights

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Exclusive tailor-made fly, stay and cruise holiday

Expedition highlights include tropical fish, white beaches, Cuban architecture, exotic wildlife, Cartagena's fortified old quarters and a private tour through the Panama Canal.

Costa Rica self-drive

13-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,095 pp incl. flights

Picture a jungle canopy alive with white-faced capuchins, howler monkeys, toucans and macaws; a forest floor where jaguars and pumas roam; a dense mangrove swamp home to caiman, crocodiles, herons and egrets; and a shimmering sea of sharks, rays, whales and dolphins. This is Costa Rica, a little sl…

Costa Rica: Sarapiqui and the Osa Peninsula

10-day tailor-made journey from £2,845 pp incl. flights

Experience Costa Rica's gems – the rainforest of Sarapiqui in the Caribbean lowlands and the towering Arenal Volcano – certainly one of the country's most recognisable and formidable sights. You'll also enjoy a stay at the Lapa Rios Ecolodge on the Osa Peninsula, taking in the vast flora and fauna.

Costa Rica Classic

14-day tailor-made journey from £2,595 pp incl. flights

From the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Coast, Costa Rica is a nature-lover's paradise, offering everything from spectacular volcanoes and beautiful beaches to humid cloud forests, fast-flowing rivers and tropical jungle.

Top offers in Central America

Cuba and Jewels of the Caribbean Sea

16-day cruise from £6,499 pp incl. flights

Exclusive
offer

Exclusive tailor-made fly, stay and cruise holiday

Expedition highlights include tropical fish, white beaches, Cuban architecture, exotic wildlife, Cartagena's fortified old quarters and a private tour through the Panama Canal.

Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0617 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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