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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


Costa Rica Cost Of Living: Comparing San Jose With Four European Cities

Alan Prendergast compares his personal experiences of the San Jose, Costa Rica cost of living to four European cities (Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Galway, and Madrid) for eating out and...


The Costa Rican Vacations Top Twenty Instagram Images Ever!

Have you ever wondered what the most popular Instagram photos ever from Costa Rica's leading...

Our Top Ten Most Popular Instagram Photos Of 2019

Join us as we look back over 2019 in Central America in pictures.  Check out...

Is Costa Rica Safe Enough To Travel To In 2020?

Last week, the US State Department downgraded Costa Rica from Level 1 to Level 2...

A Tribute To Nicaragua Expat Pioneer Pat Werner

A short tribute to Pat Werner, a centralamerica.com contributor and pioneering Nicaragua expat...

35 Places To Celebrate Thanksgiving In Central America

A list of restaurants, hotels, and other places putting on a Thanksgiving spread...

Surf City El Salvador 2019: A Celebration of Central American Surfing!

El Tunco recently hosted the Surf City ALAS Latin Pro Championship. Local photographer...

Our Favorite Luxury Hotels In Central America

Although more famous for budget travel and backpacking, more and more high-end hotels...

A Few Tips About Volunteering In Costa Rica

We published a recent article about the best places to volunteer in Central...

Our Favorite Central America Surfing Towns

Are you planning an epic surf trip? Or do you want to check...