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…

Crossing Borders – El Salvador to Nicaragua

On the 28th of February, I crossed over from El Salvador to Nicaragua by boat. This experience was extremely adventurous and definitely one of the most enjoyable ways I’ve ever crossed borders. There are three ways to travel to Nicaragua from El Salvador, either by plane, by road via Honduras or by boat through The…

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 – Diving in Utila

The best diving in Honduras, and also one of the best in the world,  is in the Bay Islands – Roatan, Utila and Guanaja. Out of the three, the island of Utila has the added advantage of being one of the cheapest places to take a PADI Open Water Course and has ideal diving conditions. I’ve…

Guatemala – Flores and Tikal Ruins

Flores is a small town on an island, surrounded by Lake Peten Itza. Its situated north of Guatemala, close to the Belize border. The island is connected to the town of Santa Elena by a causeway which is about 200 m long. This small town with colourful buildings and red corrugated roofs is popular among…

Mexico – San Cristóbal de las Casas

Nestled in a valley and surrounded by thick forests of pine and oak lies the magical town of San Cristóbal de las Casas. This town is situated in Chiapas, about 220km from Palenque. It’s a lovely and lively town, largely inhabited by indigenous people, which adds an interesting cultural flair. The town rests at an…