Central America

by Richard Arghiris 


399 in stock

ISBN:  9781911082644
Published :  01st Jul 2019
Format:   Paperback
Size:  115 X 178
Edition:  1

About this book

The sheer variety of options in Central America means that for once the cliche is true – there is something for everyone. The diversity of landscapes, cultures and opportunities excites, entices, and bewilders. The scope for adventurous holidays is vast, whether it be climbing a volcano, scuba-diving, whitewater rafting or seeking out the elusive quetzal bird from the forests of Guatemala right down to Panama. Equally enticing is the cultural variety: the pyramids of the Maya; the Spanish colonial heritage; indigenous markets; modern and dynamic museums & art; the cuisine; or the mere prospect of lazing at some palm-fringed hideaway with golden sands. – Great coverage of the activities and sights in Southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama – Loaded with information and suggestions on how to get off the beaten track, from bohemian towns to stunning volcanoes – Includes comprehensive information on everything from transport & practicalities to history, culture & landscape – Plus all the usual accommodation, eating and drinking listings for every budget – Full-colour planning section to inspire and help you find the best experiences – Personal recommendations from the author on everything from festivals and national parks, to kayaking and caving From kicking back on the tranquil shores of Lake Atitlan to marvelling at the Panama Canal, Footprint's fully updated 21st edition will help you navigate this intoxicating destination..

About the author

Richard Arghiris is a freelance writer, journalist, blogger, and long-term traveler. He has been wandering the highways and unpaved back roads of Central America since 2003, contributing to a range of Footprint titles and a host of websites, magazines and newspapers, including The Independent, The Observer, Perceptive Travel and Intercontinental Cry. His blog, www.unseenamericas.com, features news reports, narrative journalism and street photography from the sketchy US-Mexico border to the teeming rainforests of Panama.


1) Planning your trip
2) Southern Mexico
3) Belize
4) Guatemala
5) El Salvador
6) Honduras
7) Nicaragua
8) Costa Rica
9) Panama
10) Background
11) Practicalities
12) Footnotes