Central America promises a luxury holiday in a biodiversity hotspot. With a landscape shaped by several active geological faults, within the Central America Volcanic Arc, there are stunning natural attractions in this region. Featuring volcanoes, waterfalls, hot springs and pristine rainforest, this verdant belt thrives with wildlife and rich flora and fauna. This southernmost portion of the North American continent connects with the South American continent on the southeast and is bordered by Mexico to the north, Columbia to the southeast, with the Caribbean Sea to the east, plus the Pacific Ocean to the west.
Mexico, on the border of South America, is an increasingly popular destination for a luxury holiday, due in no small part to its superb five star beach resorts along Riviera Maya and Los Cabos, offering enticing swathes of white-sand beach and facilities such as championship-level golf courses. Great for couples and watersports lovers, there are adults-only resorts offering the finest spas and romantic, gourmet destination dining, with each resort boasting a distinct Mexican/Spanish flair, underscored by the regions’ centuries-old Mayan culture, which can be discovered at a number of archaeological sites, uninhabited cities and ecological reserves.
Often a path less-travelled, Central America has much to offer the more adventurous traveller and is perfect for active families with teenage children or honeymooners looking for a destination with plenty of thrilling activities and unique wildlife. From trekking, zip-lining, rafting and repelling, to rare wildlife encounters and trekking in national parks, there is plenty to experience in Central America. In particular, Costa Rica boasts a wealth of natural attractions with a collection of ecolodges perfect for families and honeymooners alike. If you are seeking a fresh new challenge, or adventure off the beaten track, then Costa Rica is the perfect Central America location. Highlights include the opportunity to see captivating sloths, four species of monkey, colourful tree frogs and the elusive jaguar.