Destinations – Central America

Use this index to see all features and advice posts on family travel destinations in Central American Countries including Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. Features on our sister site Family Travel 411 are noted as such.


General Central America

General Central America travel tips – Adventure travel tips from Author Pamela Voelkel (with Q&A)



Costa Rica Family Travel

Alajuela (San Jose), Review of Buena Vista Hotel

Alajuela (San Jose), Review of Hotel Villa Dolce

Alajuela, Tips for Visiting Zoo Ave with kids

5 ways to ease your arrival in Costa Rica with kids

Traveler beware: Car seat laws in Costa Rica are stricter than in the U.S.

Visiting Arenal Hanging Bridges with a Baby, Toddler or Little Kid

A visit to La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park and Wildlife Refuge

A visit to Doka Coffee Estate, Alajuela

Photo Fave: Travels with Grandma – Reaching new heights in Costa Rica with SkyTrek and SkyTram

Tips for traveling by ferry from Puntarenas to Nicoya Peninsula

Nicoya Peninsula: 5 Best with Children Under 5

Review of Blue Batik villa, Playa Hermosa (Santa Teresa), Costa Rica

Review of Casa Vista family vacation rental on the Nicoya Peninsula

Dinner with our Private Chef in Costa Rica

5 things I wish I’d known before moving my kids to Costa Rica

Photo Fave: View from (the toilet at) Casa Vista

Photo Fave: Sunset at Playa Hermosa

Photo Fave: DIY beach hut, Playa Hermosa



Guatemala Family Travel

Antigua – The 411 on Guatemala’s Antiqua with Kids (Family Travel 411)

Lake Atitlan – The 411 on Lake Atitlan with Kids (Family Travel 411)

Let’s go fly a kite: Guatemala’s families celebrate the Day of the Dead in high style



Nicaragua Family Travel

The 411 on Granada – Nicaragua with Kids (Family Travel 411)



Panama Family Travel

The 411 on Panama City with Kids (Family Travel 411)