Posts Tagged ‘Central America’

Photo of the Day: Filming a Beach Sunset

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Beach Sunset Guatemala

Filming a Sunset on Guatemala's Black Sand Monterrico Beach

Belize Adventure Travel Destination

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Belize Pictures

Sunbathing on Caye Caulker's Split

Despite bordering major countries on the backpacking trail (Mexico in the north, Guatemala to the west and Honduras to the south) many travelers skip Belize all together because of the much higher costs involved in a trip here.  With some clever planning, however, Belize is a perfect spot for water sports enthusiasts and adventure junkies alike, and can be enjoyed without going too much over a tight budget. (more…)

Photo of the Day: Miraflores Locks Panama Canal

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Miraflores is the name of one of the three locks that form part of the Panama Canal and the name of the small lake that separates these locks from the Pedro Miguel locks upstream. In the Miraflores locks, vessels are lifted (or lowered) in three stages totalling 8 m, allowing them to transit to or from the Pacific Ocean port of Balboa (near Panama City). Ships cross below the Puente de las Américas (Bridge of the Americas) which connects North and South America. – Wikipedia

What to do in Panama City

Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal

Photo of the Day: Gamez Islands in Panama’s Pacific Coast

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The Gulf of Chiriquí is a part of Panama that encompasses Coiba National Park and Golfo de Chiriquí National Park.  There are dozens of islands in this Gulf.  We visited Gamez Island for a day in our own personal paradise of snorkeling, climbing and swimming.

Gulf of Chiriquí National Park Tours

Gamez Island in Gulf of Chiriquí National Park, Panama

Photo of the Day: Volcano Cerro Negro in Leon

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Cerro Negro is a volcano in the Cordillera de los Maribios mountain range in Nicaragua, about 10 km from the village of Malpaisillo. It is a very new volcano, the youngest in Central America, having first appeared in April 1850. It consists of a gravelly basaltic cinder cone, which contrasts greatly with the surrounding verdant hillsides, and gives rise to its name, which means Black Hill.

Cerro Negro has erupted frequently since its first eruption. One unusual aspect of several eruptions has been the emission of ash from the top of the cone, while lava erupts from fractures at the base. – Wikipedia

Trekking in Leon

Trekking to Volcano Cerro Negro in Nicaragua

Photo of the Day: La Catedral de León

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La Catedral de León is the biggest cathedral in Central America. It is also the final resting place of Ruben Dario, as well as many other notable Nicaraguans. You can pay a small fee to climb the stairs up to the roof, where you can get a nice view of all of León’s churches and the surrounding volcanoes, and you can go into the cellars beneath the cathedral. – Wikipedia

Churches in Leon

Leon Cathedral in Nicaragua

Photo of the Day: Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve

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As you travel from coast to coast in Costa Rica, be sure to visit the unique cloud forest region of Santa Elena and Monteverde. During our few days in the forest, we enjoyed a day tour in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, a night tour searching for sloths and the sky walk across the many suspension bridges that offer beautiful views of the thick forest floor.

Suspension Bridge Walk Costa Rica

Santa Elena Cloud Forest Suspension Bridge Walk