Natural beauty and Latin charm

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.

Destination Highlights
  • Exploring the jungles of Costa Rica
  • Seeing sloths hanging from the trees
  • The party atmosphere of Cancun
  • Mayan ruins in Mexico
Essential Information
  • Time Zone GMT -6 for Mexico, GMT -7 for Costa Rica
  • Language Spanish
  • Flight Time Flights vary depending on your destination but Direct flights from the UK are available

Top Tips from our Experts

Vanessa

Destination Specialist

"The best way to experience Costa Rica is to do a tour of the jungle and volcanoes, then to finish for a week on the beach in Papagayo."

Martyn

Destination Executive

"Keep your eyes peeled for Mole Poblano when eating out or visiting street vendors. This rich red sauce has 20 ingredients packed within, including chilli and chocolate,a nd is perfect with chicken."

Our Central America destinations

Keel-billed Toucan

Central America

Costa Rica

Costa Rica
Chichen Itza

Central America

Mexico

Mexico

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort

Costa Rica

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Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica

Gulf of Papagayo

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Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica

Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Yucatan Peninsula

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Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Le Blanc Spa Resort

Cancun

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Le Blanc Spa Resort

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