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Between North America and South America is a small isthmus that separates the world of the Atlantic from the world of the Pacific.

This small isthmus, though associated with North America, is often referred to as the region of Central America.

For numerous centuries, Central America was inhabited by great indigenous empires. One can still find the ruins of their great cities and their towering temples scattered across the landscapes of this region. Tikal, in Guatemala, and Tazumal, in El Salvador, are two of the most famous of these ancient locations.

The region is also considered to be a biodiversity hotspot for the planet. Almost 10% of the world’s biodiversity can be found in Central America. One of the most notable aspects of this is called the “Pacific Flyway.” Some bird species have migratory patterns which take them from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego. Central America becomes the midway stop, so many species can be seen in great concentrations.

Central America boasts an extensive coastline and a warm, tropical climate with its proximity to the equator. Several resort communities and an extensive level of tourism infrastructure have been created within the region to take advantage of the amazing weather. Many communities receive 300 or more days of sunshine every year.

You can explore jungle trails. You can take guided tours of ancient ruins. You can relax on the beach, cocktail in hand, as gentle waves come ashore. In Central America, one thing is for certain: almost everyone is left wanting to stay a little more.

Below you find a list of countries belonging to the region known as Central America.

Central America A - Z


The Central American countries stand out from the rest of Americas. There rich history and breathtaking scenic beauty makes them the favorite place to visit all the year round.

The lost civilizations

On of the main features of the place are remains of the historically important Mayan civilization. It made a substantial part of the Central American history and still the reminiscent of the past stand as majestic as they might have been. The tourists are filled with a gush of adrenaline when they walk through the corridors of the ancient Mayans. The central markets of the city stand in all their grandeur majesty. The ruins show that the city was an urban hub and the people were pursuing agriculture as their main occupation. They were socially advanced people and their urban centers were the venues for dancing singing and many recreational activities. One can hear the echoes of the past standing in the middle of the large citadels.

Volcano country

The Central American region is known for its volcanic abundance. Each country homes many volcanoes and many of them have erupted in the recent past. The tectonic rumblings are commonplace and it creates a lot of alarm in the people’s minds. The volcanoes are one feature that distinguishes the region form the rest of Americas and it adds to the mystic and magical image of the Central America.


Central America