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Sitting between Mexico and South America, Central America is a relatively small region perfect for those looking to visit multiple countries using overland transport, but not necessarily having months on end to do so.
With seven different countries making up the region, all with their own culture, landscapes and attractions, planning a trip can feel overwhelming. So read on for a guide to travelling around Central America and the must-see spots in each country.
Sitting in the middle of Central America between Guatemala and Nicaragua, Honduras is often skipped over or avoided due its dangerous reputation. But Honduras is a hidden gem, with a huge variety of activities on offer from cheap diving to historic sites. You could easily spend a couple of weeks here, and if you’re travelling around the region then you should definitely add it to your itinerary.
Read on to discover 10 of the top things to do when visiting Honduras.
When thinking about El Salvador the first thing that may come to mind is a concern about safety rather than consideration of a holiday destination. For this reason, most travellers in Central America skip over El Salvador preferring the more popular destinations of Guatemala and Costa Rica. However, there’s a good reason why the hashtag #dontskipelsalvador has over 30,000 tags on Instagram. El Salvador is one of the most underrated destinations in Latin America and this guide aims to put any concerns you have about visiting at ease, and convince you that El Salvador could be perfect for you.
Straddling the two continents of Europe and Asia, Turkey is a melting pot of cultures with something for everyone. It has a gorgeous coastline bordering the Mediterranean Sea, historical ruins to rival those of Greece and Italy, plus delicious food and friendly locals.
If you still need persuading that Turkey should be your next holiday destination, then here are 10 reasons to visit this amazing country.
When considering a holiday in Central America, Belize isn’t necessarily the first country to come to mind. However, if the sound of a Caribbean holiday with a smaller price tag and lots of adventure sounds appealing then Belize could be for you.
Mexico is a well known and popular holiday destination. With ancient ruins, stunning beaches and much more on offer it’s no surprise why. However, if you don’t know much about this country and need any more persuasion to take the leap and book a trip here, then read on. Here are 10 reasons why you should visit Mexico.
Mexico is a country full of surprises. Whilst it is a popular holiday spot with tons of tourists flocking to the beaches of Cancun every year, few tend to explore the rest of Mexico. But Mexico is huge and there are so many amazing places to visit. Of course there are the beautiful white sand beaches you imagine when you think of Mexico, but there’s also cool cities, colourful towns, Mayan ruins and incredible natural sights. Add to this delicious food, friendly locals and cheap prices, and you have one hell of a holiday destination.
Mexico is a country full of surprises. Whilst it is a popular holiday spot with tons of tourists flocking to Cancun and the beaches around the Yucatan Peninsula every year, few tend to explore the rest of Mexico, particularly the central region.
Having spent nearly 6 months traveling around pretty much the whole country, I can safely say that people are missing out. The central region of Mexico was one of my favourite parts.
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South America is a huge continent made up of lots of countries, incredible places to visit and things to do. Whilst natural sights such as the Salt Flats or Patagonia are often on people’s bucket list, if you’re taking a trip to South America you will inevitably find yourself spending time in at least ...
With the legendary Andes mountain range spanning the full length of the western coast and the southern half of the continent comprising the famous natural landscapes of Patagonia, it’s unsurprising that South America provides some of the best National Parks and hiking trails in the world.
Whether you’re looking for one-day trails or multi-day hikes, a keen novice or an experienced hiker, there’s something here for everyone.
Turkey is a popular holiday destination with many visiting the capital of Istanbul, the famous landscapes of Cappadocia, and the beach resorts along the south coast. However, at three times the size of the UK and over twice the size of Germany, Turkey is a huge country with so much to see besides the main tourist hotspots.
The east and north of the country in particular are full of so many hidden gems and unique attractions.
Famous for the iconic images of hot air balloons floating high over the mars like landscapes, Cappadocia is a place which has only quite recently been added to lots of peoples bucket list. It’s a totally unique destination, with rock formations and scenery that can’t be found anywhere else. Whether you want to visit as an independent holiday or as part of a larger Turkey trip, here is a guide on how to plan and make the most of your time in Cappadocia.
Imagine walking through centuries-old ruins and arriving on a gorgeous sandy beach. Imagine lush green mountains overlooking crystal clear blue seas. Sound idealistic? Well, all of this can be found on Turkey’s southern coast.
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Island hopping around Greece is a dream for many, but with so many Greek Islands spread across the Mediterranean Sea it can be hard to decide where to start.
If you’re looking for a set of Greek Islands which are easy to reach and easy to get between, then the Ionian Islands could be for you.
When you imagine Italy the chances are that alongside images of the Colosseum and Venetian canals you’ll conjure up images of colourful buildings perched on cliffs over sparkling blue water. These iconic images of Italy are found in Cinque Terre along the coast.
Cinque Terre, on the north-west coast of Italy, is an extremely popular destination for people wanting to experience and capture those iconic images themselves.