Top Cities in Mexico and Central America

Pocket Guide: Mexico and Central America

Central America is overflowing with rainforests, unexplored ruins, wildlife and breathtaking beaches. Throw in bustling markets and expansive farms, whether you’re a thrill seeker or looking to relax, a hotel in Central America presents you with a ton of opportunities. Take in the 50-mile long Panama canal or sample some of the best coffee in the world in Costa Rica. Nearby Guatemala offers you volcanoes and jungle while Honduras and Belize are a dream for diving. Neighbouring Mexico has just as much to offer including palm-fringed beaches, steamy jungles and spicy, tasty food.

Where to Stay in Central America and Mexico

Mexico — Take in the cactus rich deserts, smoking snow-capped volcanoes and a long coastline scattered with sandy beaches and wildlife lagoons. Book a hotel in Mexico and most of your time will be spent outside where you can take it easy eating on one of the many Pacific beaches, hiking Oaxaca’s mountain cloud forests or snorkelling in azure waters.

Guatemala – Home to the largest Mayan ruin site in the world, this is a country rich in culture and history. It also offers vast amounts of natural beauty including Lake Atitlan with its picture-postcard perfect views surrounded by three volcanoes. River kayaking is a popular activity here – a brilliant way to take in the breathtaking views on offer.

Panama — As well as being famous for its hats, Panama has beautiful clear turquoise seas, cloud forests and coffee farms to make it a top choice for a trip. You may find yourself exploring the ruins of Spanish forts or boating deep into indigenous territories. Zip line through the rainforest or swim alongside turtles – you won’t want to leave.

Honduras – A vibrant and fascinating place, divers will be delighted by the Bay Islands of Honduras. Nature lovers will lap up the amazing scenery at more than a dozen national parks.

Nicaragua – For the brave hearted, you can canoe through alligator infested wetlands but if architecture is your thing, the country is rich in colonial splendour.

How to Make the Most of Your Hotel in Central America and Mexico

Guatemala is home to The Coco (or Wangki), Central America’s longest river: the canyon here is an unmissable sight where you can visit two bat caves, boulder hop and swim through the rapids. Central America is full of archaeological sites but Xunantunich in Belize is one of the most respected and a visit to Mexico wouldn’t be complete without seeing one El Castillo, the incredible Mayan pyramid at Chichen Itza.

Representing a web of intriguing cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure, CEntral America is where you could find yourself climbing active volcanoes one day and rambling through the jungle past howler monkeys and pumas the next. The beaches are world class and both surfers and divers will find themselves in paradise. Exploring hidden villages and walking through cobbled streets of beautiful Spanish colonial towns, this is really is a fascinating part of the globe.