Central America

Guestroom at Mahekal Beach Resort in Mexico
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Your Thanksgiving weekend will undoubtedly be filled with food and making memories with loved ones, but don’t spend too much time away from the computer — there are plenty of Black Friday (November 25) and Cyber Monday (November 28) travel deals to cash in on. Whether you’re looking to score... Read More

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Guestroom at Second Home Peru in Lima
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Lima’s reputation as a food city is well established. There are three Lima restaurants on the 2016 The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, and the city holds its own on Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants as well. But where can you stay after you’ve eaten in this top gastronomic city? These three boutique hotels... Read More

Mombacho in Nicaragua

Lake Nicaragua is the largest lake in Central America and is renowned for its cultural islands and adjacent volcanoes. But changes could be on the horizon. The proposed cross-country canal project may pose a major environmental threat, due to the presence of large ships, changing water levels, pollution, and reduced wetlands. With... Read More

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Sextantio Le Grotte

We all have our favorite places to visit when we go vacation; but for those looking to experience something magical and truly unique, here are seven hotels and resorts that even photos don’t do justice. Sextantio Le Grotte: Matera, Italy Located in the hilltop village of Matera in the southern Italian region... Read More

The pool at Los Patios in Nicaragua
Pool at Los Patios/Eric Mohl

The seven countries that make up Central America (Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Belize, and Guatemala) offer something for every traveler, from beaches to volcanoes to cool cities to pristine rainforest to archaeological sites. These countries are also offering a wider and wider range of hotels. To... Read More

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Nicaragua ended up on our Top Budget Destinations of 2015 for a reason. This hot deal is just one example of the destination’s affordability — and at a time snow is frosting over most of North America, too. ... Read More

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Just because you don’t yet have vacation plans as the first day of summer approaches doesn’t mean you’re out of luck. Get in on a hot hotel deal with CyberSummer, a one-day only sale that begins at midnight EDT on the summer solstice – this Friday, June 21! Travelers will be... Read More

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Great Blue Hole

If you’re an avid scuba diver or adventure junkie, you’ve probably heard of, or maybe even experienced the Great Blue Hole in the Belize Barrier Reef (an UNESCO World Heritage Site). Around 10,000 years ago, the hole’s roof collapsed to reveal the previously concealed cave below. Measuring at around 1,000... Read More

Head south for an exotic getaway in Belize at a beachfront villa resort for $216 per night. This offer from Pelican Reef Villas Resort — ranked by TripAdvisor readers as the second best resort in Ambergris Caye — saves you 30 percent on rates earlier in the season. Travel is... Read More

Banana Coast

Get ready to “go bananas,” Cruise News readers: Development of a shiny new cruise port at Honduras’s “Banana Coast” has officially broken ground. Cruisers looking to escape on more exotic Western Caribbean itineraries in 2012 will be delighted to discover new off-the-path cruise ports cropping up, including the Banana... Read More

La Antigua Guatemala learning vacation

If your hometown is suffused by a wintry chill, the idea of a family vacation to Antigua may pack appeal. But before your thoughts turn to beachside resorts, let’s clarify that I don’t mean the English-speaking Caribbean island of Antigua, but the relatively warm colonial town of La Antigua... Read More

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By: Andrew Hickey, Amber Nolan & Elissa Richard Now, more than ever, travelers are seeking out vacation options that offer the best bang for their buck. And time and time again, a cruise vacation from a nearby “homeport” tops this list not only for its tremendous value, but for its... Read More