Vacations in Central America range from Costa Rica to Panama to Honduras – including many exciting destinations in between. Central America is the perfect place to disconnect from everyday life and make the term ‘getaway’ truly come to life. Beautiful beaches, rich wildlife, experiences that will take your breathe away. That’s what you’ll get on your trip to Central America, no matter which country or city you visit.

We’ll show you two of the best Central America vacations – and tell you what to take with you on the ultimate getaway.


Your trip to Costa Rica could be either relaxing or adventurous – whichever suits you. The pristine, unspoiled beaches are perfect for soaking up the sun and lounging by the water. The waterfalls, thermals and springs are ideal for the adventurous traveler and picturesque, to say the least. On your Costa Rica vacation you’ll be able to:

  • Dive into the Pacific Coast’s pristine water and take in the coral reefs
  • Take in wildlife like never before in one of the most ecologically sound places in the world
  • Tour magnificent volcanoes

And that’s to name just a few. You can even cruise the coast, stopping at destinations like Tortuga Island and Playas del Coco.


The southernmost country in Central America is a popular port and a fantastic place to depart from the stress of everyday life. It’s only as big as South Carolina and a great tropical getaway for those who don’t want to fly for hours at a time – it’s only 2.5 hours away from Miami by plane! From mountains to beaches to city-life, Panama has it all. You can even include Panama in a cruise along the coast if you’d like.

In Panama, you can:

  • Take in the fascinating Panama Canal
  • Visit beaches that feel like they’ve been untouched by time
  • Explore the Coiba National Park

So, we’ve convinced you to take a trip to Central America. But what should you pack? Don’t forget to bring the following essentials.

  • Sunblock
  • Bug protection
  • Hiking shoes
  • Lightweight clothing
  • Windbreaker or a lightweight jacket
  • Small flashlight
  • Bird guidebook
  • GoPro (If you plan on ziplinking, surging or taking in the wildlife, this is a great, unique way to document your trip!)

And that’s to name just a few. You can even cruise the coast, stopping at destinations like Tortuga Island and Playas del Coco.

Start planning your getaway today!