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Parrots, sweets and cobbled streets… Oh, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site featuring some of the most brilliantly preserved Ancient Mayan sculpture to be found anywhere in the world. The picturesque Honduran town of Copán Ruinas, lying nigh on the Guatemalan border, is a breath of crisp, fresh, river valley air. Peeling ourselves off the seats of our non air-con bus from San Pedro, it was impossible not to be …

[ Written by Alex | 1 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]

What makes a destination truly magical? It is a combination of many things: natural beauty, culture, history, climate, locals, and that feeling that you just can’t put a name on. Tepoztlán, a small town south of Mexico City, is all of these things and more. The Mexican government recognized this and, rightfully so, bestowed  upon Tepoztlán  the title of “Pueblo Mágico” or “Magical Village.” The town is surrounded by majestic …

[ Written by guest | 12 Oct 2012 | 4 Comments | ]

Oh, we Travelettes do like to be beside the seaside! So when I booked my flights to Central America, visions of azure skies and lily-white sands sparkled before my eyes and all I could think about was making tracks straight to the Caribbean coast. A little bit of research turned up Tela – the nearest seaside spot to the airport. It looked to be just what the doctor ordered, the …

[ Written by Alex | 3 Oct 2012 | One Comment | ]

“Xochicalco” can be translated from the ancient language of Nahuatl to mean “In the House of Flowers,” and I am so happy I was able to visit it at the end of the rainy season, when flowers were blooming, and the grass was green. There is something very magical about ancient ruins, and that magic is only heightened when they are slightly overrun by the elements. I’ve been lucky enough …

[ Written by guest | 21 Sep 2012 | One Comment | ]

So, the story of The Little Mermaid involved, erm, a little mermaid who found herself on land surrounded by humans and being expected to blend right in with her pretty little feet and seashell bra. Right? Well, although growing a tail and flipping about with the dolphins was probably just a pipedream for many of you, there is a person who has flipped the entire story on its head and …

[ Written by guest | 1 Jun 2012 | One Comment | ]

The area around the small towns of Dominical and Uvita, on the Pacific coast of southern Costa Rica, is one of my favorite places in the world. I’ve visited the region four separate times over the course of six years, and although through that period of time there has been many changes, the overall energy of the magical region remains untouched. More hotels and restaurants are popping up constantly; but …

[ Written by guest | 15 May 2012 | 7 Comments | ]

We all know the excitement of the usual surfing, wakeboarding, tobogganing, dune surfing, sledging… you name it! Anything with a board on sand or water is guaranteed to look great and feel so fun! But have you heard of doing it on ash down the side of a live volcano? A volcano in Nicaragua in Central America called Cerro Negro? The world’s most active cinder cone volcano with 23 eruptions …

[ Written by Sophie | 13 Apr 2012 | 4 Comments | ]

I spent my weekend surrounded by jungle. I saw a white faced capuchin during my morning walk. I ate lunch with an iguana beside me. I swam under a waterfall in the afternoon. I did yoga with tropical birds. I watched the sunset over the ocean as I ate dinner. The best part?  I didn’t even leave my hotel. Travelettes, I have a terrible confession to make. When preparing for …

[ Written by guest | 27 Feb 2012 | One Comment | ]

Tortillas are actually pretty easy to make from scratch, but no one ever suspects that.  So when I do decide to take the extra time to make them they are perceived as an impressive delicacy.  I mastered the art while living on an organic farm on the foothills of the Talamanca Mountains in Costa Rica, where they are as much of a staple in everyday meals as rice and beans.  …

[ Written by guest | 23 Feb 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

Envision this: You are gently awakened by the distant sound of waves, and the near sounds of birds chirping in the trees above you. You unzip your tent and step out into a tropical wonderland. After getting dressed and drinking a morning coconut, it’s time for yoga. After yoga you take  a quick swim in the ocean, grab some breakfast and then rush out to make it to hula-hooping class. …

[ Written by guest | 7 Feb 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Central America