A skinny belt of countries and islands connecting two much larger continents, Central America and the Caribbean don’t look like much on the map. But looks have never been more deceiving: enveloping rainforests teeming with all manner of wildlife; cloud-shrouded volcanoes; charming colonial towns; mysterious Mayan ruins; and mile upon glorious mile of white-sand beaches await travellers curious enough to come looking for them.

Can't you just smell the ocean air and hear the waves crashing on the beach? This regram comes from @bekkaleah in Dominical.

The Castillo de San Felipe de Lara, Guatemala. Built by the Spanish to fend off attacks from Caribbean pirates, this beautiful regram comes courtesy of @kiwinomad.

The colourful buildings of Flores, Guatemala as photographed by G Adventures traveller @nicolealinde.

On Day 12 of her #gadv trip, traveller @hhaannaahhj hiked up Pacaya, an active volcano in Antigua, to roast marshmallows in the magma fissures.

Known as ‘El Castillo’, this step-pyramid is one of Mexico’s most iconic historical monuments. Built by the Maya between the 9th and 12th centuries, it was created as a temple to the feathered serpent deity Kukulkan. Thanks to @lisa_nicole_xx for this fantastic share!

Getting There

G Adventures runs a number of departures to Central America encompassing a wide range of departure dates and activities to cater for different tastes. We’re thrilled at the prospect of showing you this big blue planet of ours — check out our small group trips here.

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