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#1/17
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5
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Destination: Caye Caulker
Trip type: Activity, Beach
Belize is home to the world's second largest barrier reef; where better to base yourself to enjoy the marine life than laid back Caye Caulker, where their mantra is 'Go Slow'?... read more »
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4.75
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Hospitable people, intriguing historical sites and dramatic landscapes (plus some particularly tenacious green parrots) all combine to make Nicaragua an essential destination for the ardent traveller... read more »
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4.57143
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Nicaragua is Central America's best kept secret. It offers volcanoes, lakes, culture and beaches. It will appeal particularly to the independent traveller and to all budgets... read more »
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4.666665
(8 comments)
Venture deep into the jungle, where monkeys clamber over ruined temples, and prepare to unleash your inner Mowgli on a magical adventure into the heart of the Mayan empire... read more »
#5/17
Rating:
5
(1 comment)
Trip type: Adventure
The secret volcanic island of Ometepe is a secret haven of Latin American culture and nature, ringed by a shark-infested lake and tucked away in the heart of Nicaragua... read more »
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4.25
(4 comments)
Destination: Tortuguero, San Jose
Trip type: Activity, Adventure, Eco
Costa Rica's Caribbean coast explodes with life - from toucans in the trees to the mighty tarpon in the sea. And Tortuguero is the place to see it all... read more »
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4
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Destination: Belize
Trip type: Activity
From diving coral reefs to getting up close and personal with tarantulas, Belize has plenty of ways to keep adrenaline junkies entertained... read more »
#8/17
Rating:
4
(3 comments)
Drake Bay in Costa Rica is hard to reach. However, the reward of seeing the most beautiful beaches, diving with manta rays or just sitting back in a hammock with a beer make the trip worthwhile... read more »
#9/17
Rating:
4
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Pack your suncream for the Nicaraguan secret - Little Corn Island. A paradise relatively untouched by tourism and technology, it is definitely worth the bumpy trip there!... read more »
#10/17
Rating:
4
(2 comments)
Destination: Antigua Guatemala
Trip type: Cultural
Take a trip back to the time of the conquistadors in the incredibly preserved Antigua, former colonial capital of Guatemala... read more »
#11/17
Rating:
4
(5 comments)
What springs to mind when you think of Belize? Beaches, jungle, reefs and endless sunshine? Instead, venture deep underground on an unforgettable adventure to experience a different side to Belize.... read more »
#12/17
Rating:
4
(9 comments)
Destination: Belize, Guatemala
Trip type: Activity, Adventure, Beach
From big cats to sharks, Belize has it all. Not only can you spot a huge range of wildlife, the country also offers numerous opportunities to get closer to the action than you would ever imagine.... read more »
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4
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Destination: Panama, Colombia
Trip type: Adventure, Beach, Gap Year
If the backpacker trail is getting too crowded, leave the land behind. For the same price as a flight you can sail from Panama to Columbia, visiting the achingly beautiful San Blas islands. Here's how... read more »
#14/17
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3
(1 comment)
Canopy walking in pristine cloud forests, kayaking on river rapids and bathing in hot thermal pools as red lava fills the night sky make a trip to Costa Rica an unforgettable experience... read more »
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Climbing up Mesoamerica’s most active volcano at Pacaya, in Guatemala, is tough, but an experience not to be missed - especially the trip down... read more »
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Taking Spanish lessons in Costa Rica can be a great prelude to any adventure in Central or South America and is essential for ensuring that you get the most out of your travels... read more »
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Trip type: Beach, Eco, Spa
With eco hotels and meditation centres, the lakeside town of San Marcos La Laguna, in Guatemala, is turning into an alternative spa retreat - with stunning surroundings as an added bonus... read more »
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