Nicaragua – Las Penitas

Situated just over 100 kilometers from Nicaragua’s capital city (Managua), Las Peñitas is a coastal town with beachfront cafes and bars, perfect for you to enjoy the views of the waves and incredible sunsets. Las Penitas is a peaceful village, famous for it’s excellent surfing and its a great place to escape to, especially while…

El Salvador

El Salvador is not your usual tourist destination. This smallest country in Central America is known as ‘the land of volcanoes’, due to its frequent earthquakes and volcanic activity. El Salvador has suffered a history containing too much pain for its size and as a result, many tourists choose to skip it when exploring Central…

Salvadoran Food

Travelling in El Salvador was the best way for me to immerse myself in the culture and taste a variety of authentic local food. Maize, corn and flour are the main carbohydrates, and an extensive array of meat like beef, pork, chicken, and seafood are also consumed. Although, many of these dishes are also consumed…

Honduras – Pico Bonito and Santa Rosa

Pico Bonito is a national park in Honduras, located in the Cordillera Nombre de Dios mountain range. This park gets its name from the beautiful triangular shaped peak that towers over the city of La Ceiba and can even be seen from Utila Island. This is a relatively large park of about 560 km squared in…

Honduras – Utila Island

The tropical island of Utila is located in the Caribbean Sea, about 30 km off the mainland. This island is part of The Honduras Bay Islands and is just 11 km long and 4 km at its widest, with a population of approximately 4000. Utila is well known for being one of the least expensive…

Belize – Caye Caulker Island

After visiting the incredible ruins of Tikal, our next stop was a slice of Caribbean living in Caye Caulker (pronounced “key corker”), Belize. To avoid long queues at the border, we took the 5 am shuttle from Flores for 132 GTQ / R 240 / 17 USD pp. When we reached the border, we changed…