View of the upper torso of a crocodile with its mouth open.

Tárcoles, Costa Rica: Crocodile Safaris, Birding Tours, and More

Tárcoles offers many recreation options and wildlife viewing opportunities. Take a zipline tour of the jungle canopy, enjoy a thrilling crocodile safari in the estuary, or keep an eye out for the more than 400 species of birds that inhabit the area. In addition to sharing tour information, author Christopher P. Baker recommends where to stay and eat in Tárcoles.

A small red eyed frog sits perched on a broad leaf.

Discover Costa Rica

Despite its diminutive size, Costa Rica is a kind of microcontinent unto itself—one sculpted to show off the full potential of the tropics. The diversity of terrain is remarkable.

At the bottom of a steep crater is a lake with water that is emerald green.

Costa Rica’s Parque Nacional Volcán Irazú

The slopes north of Cartago rise gradually to the summit of Volcán Irazú. Read about hiking the trails to see the volcano’s five craters—including the Diego de la Haya crater—and discover information on local restaurants and accommodations.

An 18th century painting of Saint Dominic, a miracle worker who reportedly brought four people back from the dead.

Festivals and Events in Managua

August is the best month of the year in Managua—you can expect parades, horse shows, and unlimited quantities of beer and rum. Here’s more information about festivals in the city (including July 19th celebrations) to help you plan your trip.

A tent cabin sits directly on the beach surrounded by palm trees.

Glover’s Reef Atoll in Southern Belize

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Glover’s Reef Atoll is an 80-square-mile, nearly continuous ring of brilliant coral, flanked on its southeastern curve by five tiny islands. Read on for information about diving, snorkeling, accommodations, and more.

A stock photo of an 8mm film reel.

Going to the Cinema in Guatemala City

Guatemala City has a number of excellent movie theaters, with movies sometimes opening on the same day as their U.S. release. Here’s where to catch a show when in Guatemala City.

Cayos Cochinos beach in the Honduras.

The Best Beaches in Honduras

Sun worshipers will have no problem finding palm-lined beaches large and small on which to lay their towel or sling their hammock. Here are a few tips to help you find the best beach in Honduras for you.

The endangered Hawksbill sea turtle is just one of the amazing creatures you can see while SCUBA diuving in Utila.

Dive Shops in Utila, Honduras

Competition between shops is fierce in Utila, where inexpensive Open Water certification is a big business. Here’s a round-up of recommended dive shops, all of which are PADI-certified and have similar prices for services.