Central America

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 Panama
Costa Rica is a small country in Central America bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the south, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the Caribbean Sea to the east.
Popular destinations: San José, La Fortuna and Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
Guatemala is a country in the Central America region of North America.
Popular destinations: Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala City and Quetzaltenango
Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America by area at 130,373 km and the least densely populated.
Popular destinations: Managua, Granada and León
Panama is a country in Central America with coastlines on the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean.
Popular destinations: Panama City, Boquete and San Blas Islands
Honduras is the second-biggest country in Central America.
Popular destinations: Roatán, Tegucigalpa and Copán Ruinas
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
El Salvador is a country in Central America. It is bordered on the southwest by the Pacific Ocean, and lies between Guatemala and Honduras.
Popular destinations: Santa Ana, San Salvador and Morazán

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