From Mexico south, tracing the line of mountains and volcanoes across the narrow isthmus towards the border with Colombia, Central America offers a dizzying range of landscapes, colour and ancient civilisations to explore.
For wildlife, Costa Rica stands alone, one endless national park that stretches from the Atlantic to Pacific while for ancient civilisations, lost cities and indigenous colour little compares to the Mayan mysteries of Guatemala. Mexico, itself needs little introduction, a regional giant cherished for its culture, ancient pyramids and famous Riviera Maya yet this is a mere taste of what Central America has to offer. From Panama to Honduras, El Salvador to Nicaragua, each country has its own unique identity and fascinating corners to discover. Best of all, you are never far from a glorious, palm-fringed beach. Sink into the golden sands of Panama or the Yucatan or head to Belize where you can dive the world-famous Blue Hole.
True it can be daunting un-ravelling the mysteries of Central America. Yet, at Oasis Travel we have travelled the length and breadth of the continent and handpicked our favourite destinations and accommodation from rustic jungle lodges to sumptuous colonial haciendas and dreamy beach resorts.