Ecotourism, beautiful beaches, ancient history and fascinating cities — it’s all here. Meet the friendly people and explore the stunning scenery of these top Central American destinations

Costa Rica: where ecology comes to life

Keel-billed toucan in Costa Rican jungle — ShutterstockCosta Rica is home to some 900 species of bird, including the keel-billed toucan — Shutterstock

Costa Rica is one of the most diverse countries on earth when it comes to nature. Seemingly just a narrow strip between the Caribbean Sea


Rollicking turquoise waves, swaying palms and some of the finest rum on the planet – the Dominican Republic is just as famous for its natural beauty as it is for the abundant all-inclusive resorts that call the island home. 

While there’s no shortage of places with swim-up bars built for serene weeks of lounging by the water, getting off hotel property is one of the best ways to truly take in the Dominican experience.