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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


35 Places To Celebrate Thanksgiving In Central America

A list of restaurants, hotels, and other places putting on a Thanksgiving spread this week. If you’re celebrating Thanksgiving in Central America but don’t know where to go,...


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

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

Our Favorite Luxury Hotels In Central America

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

A Few Tips About Volunteering In Costa Rica

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

Our Favorite Central America Surfing Towns

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

Volunteering In Central America: Our Favorite Programs For 2020

Are you interested in volunteering in Central America? If so, you're not the...

What Makes FAD Fishing At The Costa Rica Seamounts So Special?

Fishing expert and boat owner Justin DeBoom talks about FAD fishing and what...

My First Costa Rica Surf Lesson

Jocelyn Grzeszczak takes a Costa Rica surf lesson in Tamarindo. Here, she talks...

6 Favorite Panama City Neighborhoods For Expats

Panama City, Panama is a diverse city with many different areas. So if...

14 Perfect Central America Gift Ideas

If you're visiting Central America, chances are you want to bring something home...