Category: Latin America

Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica’s Majestic Landmark

Arenal Volcano is located in the district of La Fortuna in Costa Rica. The volcano is located about an hour outside of San Jose and is one of the most famous landmarks in the entire […]

The Giant Tortoise of the Galapagos Islands

The Giant Tortoises of the Galapagos Islands are native to the islands and are known for their extremely long lives, many over 100 years, and being brought back from the brink of extinction. These beautiful […]

The Perks of Work: Employee Travel Testimonial – 11 Day Kaleidoscope of Guatemala & Honduras

Guatemala & Honduras are two countries becoming hugely popular with tourists thanks to their beautiful culture and inspiring history. We caught up with Derick, an employee of Gate 1 Travel, who took the 11 Day […]

Sunset Tides in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio National Park is located in the Puntarenas Province in Southwest Costa Rica.

Magical Tikal, Guatemala

The Mayan people left a huge mark on parts of Central America.

Costa Rica & Guatemala: Natural and Cultural Treasures

Central America is one of the most unique regions in the world. Any visit reveals a compelling blend of Mesoamerican cultures, Spanish colonialism, and a lush and untouched wilderness where you can experience mountain rainforests […]

The Past and the Present in Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia is a vibrant and exciting city located on the northern coast of South America, facing the Caribbean Sea.

Nicaragua Is Ready for Its Close-Up

Nicaragua Is Ready for Its Close-Up Time is a relative concept in Nicaragua. In a matter of a few hours, you can peer into the primeval mouth of an active volcano, still bubbling after its […]

Ometepe Island: “Steeped in Slumber”

“They look so isolated from the world and its turmoil— so tranquil, so dreamy, so steeped in slumber and eternal repose.” –Mark Twain, on seeing the twin volcanoes of Concepción and Maderas on Ometepe Island […]

7 Reasons Granada Should Be on Your Travel List

Sometimes called “La Gran Sultana,” or The Grand Sultan, for its Moorish-Andalusian aura, Granada is one of Central America’s best-preserved cities. Its setting on Lake Nicaragua is stunning, and its colonial-era buildings do, in fact, […]