From ancient ruins to glorious beaches, Central America is a land of contrasts, diversity and colourful culture.
Whether you want to relax and switch off or explore a brand new culture, there’s a holiday to suit you in Central America. Mexico is home to white sands, clear blue waters and fascinating culture combined with that famous party atmosphere, whereas Costa Rica is a wonderland of rainforests, waterfalls and volcanoes. Swim with dolphins, visit the crumbling Mayan ruins and party under the stars until dawn; the possibilities are endless in Central America.
Why not enjoy a city break before touring Central America? Visit New York for a spot of retail therapy, or San Francisco to see the Golden Gate Bridge. For even more sunshine, head to Miami to lounge on South Beach, or take a trip to Los Angeles for blockbuster glamour.
Costa Rica’s dry season stretches from November to April, when you can take full advantage of the great outdoors with warmer temperatures and plenty of activities available with little risk of rain.
For sunny days and less chance of rain, head to Costa Rica’s beaches in dry season, from November to April. If rainforest trekking is what you are after, the misty Monteverde Cloud Forest is at its best between January and May.
Temperatures are still warm, but May to October is known as Costa Rica’s ‘green season’, with more rain producing lush, leafy landscapes. The highlands around Arenal Volcano have their own microclimate and actually see the best weather at this time.