Central America is the thin section of land that links the North American continent with the South American continent. Geographically part of North America, it is made up of seven small, mostly tropical countries that have much more in common with South America and Mexico than the more affluent north.
Popular destinations: Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Guatemala
Belize, formerly British Honduras, is the only country in Central America without a coastline on the Pacific Ocean and the only one in the region with English as its official language.
Popular destinations: Caye Caulker, San Ignacio and Ambergris Caye