Travel in Central America may be one of the greatest gifts you can give your family. It’s a full immersion into nature, adventure, diverse cultures, and history, all in a bright, beautiful package of curiosity and discovery. Today we’re highlighting five of our favourite family spots:

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Pura vida—pure life! It’s not only Costa Rica’s unofficial motto, it’s a lifestyle in this country so rich with biodiversity and spectacular natural beauty. No theme park in the world comes close to the wonderland of southern Costa Rica, and especially Piedras Blancas National Park on the Golfo Dulce… Read the full article here.

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Active families need active adventures, and Honduras’ untamed national park, Pico Bonito, is up to the challenge. Gaze across the jungle canopy as you soar along a zip-line past curious birds and monkeys or cross a 122-m/400-ft hanging bridge. Or get ready to get wet as you thrill to whitewater rafting on the exhilarating and technical class IV and V rapids of the Cangrejal River…Read the full article here.

A walk in Antigua, Guatemala’s Spanish colonial crown jewel, feels like a step into another world. Pastel-hued colonial-era buildings line the cobblestone streets, opening to flower-filled gardens, shops, boutique hotels, and restaurants. Nestled in a valley surrounded by mountains and three volcanoes, Antigua’s mild temperatures are always spring-like…Read the full article here.

Set on shimmering Lake Nicaragua—one of the world’s largest lakes—Granada’s history, charming Spanish colonial architecture, shops, museums, and restaurants make it one of Nicaragua’s top travel destinations. But just a few steps off the beaten path will reveal the many facets of Nicaragua’s rich cultural traditions and untamed, natural beautyRead the full article here.

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Say “Belize” and many people think of this English-speaking country’s two famous islands—Caye Caulker and Ambergris Caye. But for diverse, off-the-beaten-track family adventure, few spots can top the combination of culture, nature, history, and fun centered around Punta Gorda (known as PG) on the mainland in Belize’s Toledo DistrictRead the full article here.

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