After our Northern American trip, Jono and I were tempted to explore central America for a short while. Being smaller all together (the 7 central America countries) than most Canadian, US and Mexican states, we thought it’d be an awesome trip that could be done in a small amount of time and on a budget.
(Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama)
Central America is a subregion of the Americas. Its boundaries are defined as bordering Mexico to the north, Colombia to the south, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Central America usually consists of seven countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Within Central America is the Mesoamerican biodiversity hotspot, which extends from northern Guatemala to central Panama. Due to the presence of several active geologic faults and the Central America Volcanic Arc, there is a high amount of seismic activity in the region, such as volcanic eruptions and earthquakes which has resulted in death, injury, and property damage.