Central America Travel Overview
The countries of Central America are all former spanish colonies, with the exception of Belize, which was under British rule until 1980. Their culture is a mixture of Spanish culture with native Indian influences, and a touch of Carribean flavour.
South of Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras combine some of the best Maya sights with interesting Indian markets in small villages. Costa Rica is the top destination for eco tourism. Panama is off the beaten track, but crossing the Darien gap or visiting the San blas islands is a unique experience.