Central America Articles

Ometepe Nicaragua: Twin Volcano Island!

Perched on a wooden bench, our backpacks deposited in a heap in front of us, we were excited. We’d caught a glimpse of the majestic twin volcanic island of Ometepe as we made our way to San Juan del Sur, and after a relaxing few days by the beach, we were finally on our way to the island!

Paradise Found in Semuc Champey, Guatemala

Bedraggled and tired after a 10 hour crawling bus journey around Guatemalas infamous winding roads, we perched on a tree stump with fresh fruit juice in hand. We had arrived at the aqua green lagoons of Semuc Champey!

Semana Santa Celebrations In Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua in Guatemala has arguably some of the best celebrations of Holy week, or Semana Santa in all of Latin America. We were lucky enough to be in town for the celebrations, and the numerous processions along its ancient cobbled streets…

Exploring Magnificent Mayan Ruins In Guatemala

Tikal National Park in Northern Guatemala provided us with our first glimpse of Mayan ruins after our extensive travels through Incan territory in South America. If you’re thinking of visiting Chichen Itza in Mexico, think about heading here to see the magnificent Mayan Ruins of Guatemala!

Exploring Semuc Champey Caves By Candlelight, Guatemala

Peering into the darkness ahead of us, our guide handed us a candle each and ushered us forwards. Kitted out in our swimming costumes, we had been told to expect darkness, various obstacles to climb and swimming, welcome to candle lit caving, Guatemala style!

Things To Do In Bocas Del Toro, Panama

The archipelago of Bocas Del Toro nestles itself off the North coast of Panama in the dreamy Caribbean sea, and we were so happy to be there. We spent a day exploring the main island by bikes, and found some beautiful beaches and jungle as we whiled away a few days in paradise.

Deep Boarding In Bocas Del Toro, Panama

“If you want to go deeper, tilt the board downwards. If you want to go to the surface, tilt it upwards. And try not to let go!” Sage words of advice from our guide as we had our first taste of deep boarding off the coast of Bocas del Toro, Panama!

Doing Nothing in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

Leaving the border crossing behind, the tree lined road gave way to open an open expanse, and to our right we got our first glimpse of the majestic twin volcanoes of Ometepe Island. We would be heading there in a few days, but first we’d scheduled some down time in a small cove near the town of San Juan del Sur.

Hiking And Exploring Ometepe Island, Nicaragua

Melting in the middle of a stifling heatwave, we slumped in our hammocks as we considered our options. Yes we’d travelled a long way to reach Ometepe Island, but the thought of leaving the cover of our farm building (and its fresh fruit smoothies) to trek to a waterfall three hours away filled us with dread…

Making Sweet Chocolate In Semuc Champey, Guatemala

One thing we didn’t expect to be doing deep in the Guatemalan countryside was creating our own chocolate from scratch, but that’s exactly what happened when we visited Semuc Champey! It was an interesting (and tasty) experience!

Ziplining in Bocas del Toro, Panama

So far on our travels we’d driven, cycled, trekked, climbed, sailed and swam through many incredible national parks, so when we discovered we could zipline our way around the lush jungle of Bastimentos national park in Bocas Del Toro archipelago, we were up for the challenge!

The Displays of Semana Santa Guatemala

We were incredibly lucky to be in Antigua, Guatemala for the famous Semana Santa Guatemala (Holy Week) celebrations which are revered as some of the best in all of Latin America. One of the main elements of the celebrations are the intricate and delicate floral displays laid on the road for the processions to walk over on their journeys and here we share our favourite images.