Sure, Costa Rica’s Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park has 15 swinging and fixed bridges in the forest. But the snakes, sloths and spiders are the real fun.
So you’re planning a trip to Central America! It’s an exciting destination for adventurous travelers.
Think amazing wildlife! Sloths, snakes and spiders.
And, oh, the beautiful birds in Costa Rica! Not to mention the treetop canopy walks, white-water rafting and natural hot springs.
Top places to visit in Central America
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
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