General Information on Central America
Central Americais the central region of the Americas.It extends to an area of 524,000 square kilometers, or almost 0.1 % of the Earth's surface. The population is estimated at 41,739,000. Central America consists of seven countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. It is bordered by Mexico to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the east, the North Pacific Ocean to the west, and Colombia to the south-east, which is also the most southern point of North America. Central America is part of the Mesoamerican Biodiversity hotspot, boasting 7% of the world's biodiversity. It has many species from the Nearctic and the Neotropic ecozones, the southern countries (Costa Rica and Panama) have more biodiversity than the northern countries (Guatemala and Belize).
What to experience in Central America
In the 1980s political unrest kept most tourists away from traveling to Central America, but the reputation has changed and Central America, especially Costa Rica becomes one of the most popular regions for tourists that are traveling more consciously. If you decide to explore Mayan ruins, relax on the great beaches, go trekking in the rainforests, watch the wildlife, Central America is the traveler's unexplored dream destination.
Make your stay greener by choosing Green Pearls® recommendations in Central America
Green Pearls® offers eco lodges, sustainable hotels and green resorts in Central America that take care of the cultural, social and environmental protection of their countries. Enjoy the pleasures of sustainability. In contradiction to what people often time believe traveling more consciousley is not more expensive nor does it mean to renounce. Green Pearls® shows transparently that traveling green and a high standard can be combined.