Although not defined as a continent in its own right, the region between Colombia and the USA is often referred to as Central America. As well as the countries that connect the two landmasses together, such as Mexico, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, the Caribbean islands can also be classed as being part of the region.
This region is particularly known for its Maya landmarks, many of which have stood for thousands of years and can now be explored by the general public. Many of the most well-known Maya landmarks, such as Chichen Itza, are located in Mexico, but you may not have known that there are many more significant sites to be discovered in Belize, Honduras and Guatemala.
Contrastingly, the Caribbean Islands, these are very diverse and attract visitors for all kinds of reasons. Known as places for relaxation, there is also a high level of extreme activities available, including waterfall climbing, zip lining and caving. The largest of these islands, Cuba, is a destination that many will have on their ultimate travel list. One of the best ways to see the Caribbean is via a cruise, which will enable you to see a vast number of islands over a short period of time.
One thing that is common across mainland Central America and the Caribbean islands is the abundance of fantastic beaches. With golden sands and palm trees that sway gently in the breeze, it’s easy to picture yourself here. But there’s no need to imagine; our authentic Central America cruises and tours will allow you to discover all corners of this beautiful region.