Central America is the central geographic region of the Americas, linking North and South America. It is bound by the Pacific Ocean is located to the southwest, the Caribbean Sea to the northeast, and the Gulf of Mexico to the north. Central America is home to seven states; Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Although geographically small in size compared to its neighbouring continents, Central America is rich in natural resources, historical and cultural sites of interest, and warm, hospitable peoples.
Central America has a unique and varied landscape featuring many mountainous ranges with fertile valleys, tropical rainforests, cloud forests, active volcanoes, volcanic lakes and springs, stunning beaches, and offshore coral reefs. Central America also features many national parks, reserves, and wildlife refuges. This tiny continent boasts 7% of the world's biodiversity. Such rich natural topography and resources translate into a stunning setting for a range of adventure and activities. Visitors can enjoy whitewater rafting, kayaking, canopy tours, jeep tours, horseback riding, hiking, golf, scuba diving, snorkeling, sport fishing, surfing, and all of the usual beachside water sports.
There is also plenty of opportunity for relaxing at a spa. In recent years, Central America's performing arts and National Symphony Orchestra have begun to flourish providing wonderful opportunities for entertainment and enjoyment. There has also been a revival of traditional arts and crafts including pottery and ceramics. For those seeking historical adventure, Central America is home to Mayan ruins and other sites of historical importance including the awe-inspiring Panama Canal.
Central America is a truly rich and diverse region and this diversity is even reflected in the climate. As it is geographically located in the tropics Central America is typically regarded as having a tropical, humid climate but it actually has about a dozen different climate zones. Central America does not experience a true winter season although the mountains and plains on the Caribbean side do experience heavy rainfall from September through to February. The Pacific side generally gets little rainfall from December to April as this is the dry season.
A visit to Central America will truly renew and inspire you. It is a magnificent vacation destination with so much to offer. SignatureVacations.com will expertly assist you in planning and booking your vacation to Central America.