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El Salvador

“Dios, Unión, Libertad” (God, Union, Liberty)


“Pro Mundi Beneficio” (For the benefit of the world)


“Libre, Soberana E Independiente” (Free, sovereign and independent)


“Libre Crezca Fecundo” (Grow free & fertile)

Costa Rica

“Pura Vida” (Pure life)


“Sub Umbra Floreo” (Under the shade I flourish)


“En Dios Confiamos” (In God we trust)

Country Guide


Up (Too?) Close And Personal With Mayan Ruins In Belize

There are more Mayan ruins in Belize than you can shake a stick at. This tiny country is full of them. But many visitors might be shocked and...


Plastic Beach Trash In Belize: A Central American Epidemic

In this short piece, Placencia resident Gary Peterson discusses the problem of plastic beach trash...

The Ultimate Guide To Costa Rica All-Inclusive Resorts (Where You Can Totally Unwind)

Are you looking to unwind and relax in Costa Rica without lifting a finger or...

Is Guatemala City Safe? (And Which Parts Should I Visit And/Or Avoid?)

Pretty much every visitor to Guatemala asks the question "is Guatemala City safe...

The Ultimate Guide To Central America Expat Facebook Groups (Our Favorite 34)

Whether you're living or traveling in Central America, these Facebook groups will inform...

Who Are The Main Players In The 2019 Guatemala Election?

The upcoming Guatemala election this weekend is just about the hardest one to...

5 Things To Know About Life In Pavones, Costa Rica

Freelance writer and yoga teacher Brooke Nally has learned a few about life...

13 Books About Central America You Need To Read

Central America is an author's dream setting. Sultry, tropical, and full of history...