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So you’re planning a trip to Central America! It’s an exciting destination for adventurous travelers.

Our post on snakes, sloths and spiders at the Arenal Hanging Bridges in Costa Rica snagged us a “Best Blog Post” (3rd place) win in 2018 from the Society of American Travel Writers.

Quick Central America information:

About: Covering 202,000 sq. miles (524 sq. km), Central America is the region lying between Mexico (at the bottom of North America) and South America

Population: About 50 million

Central American countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama

Main language: Spanish

See these top places to visit in Central America:

Costa Rica


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