The sheer variety of options in Central America means that for once the cliche is true - there is something for everyone. The diversity of landscapes, cultures and opportunities excites, entices, and bewilders. The scope for adventurous holidays is vast, whether it be climbing a volcano, scuba-diving, whitewater rafting or seeking out the elusive quetzal bird from the forests of Guatemala right down to Panama. Equally enticing is the cultural variety: the pyramids of the Maya; the Spanish colonial heritage; indigenous markets; modern and dynamic museums & art; the cuisine; or the mere prospect of lazing at some palm-fringed hideaway with golden sands. - Great coverage of the activities and sights in Southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama - Loaded with information and suggestions on how to get off the beaten track, from bohemian towns to stunning volcanoes - Includes comprehensive information on everything from transport & practicalities to history, culture & landscape - Plus all the usual accommodation, eating and drinking listings for every budget - Full-colour planning section to inspire and help you find the best experiences - Personal recommendations from the author on everything from festivals and national parks, to kayaking and caving From kicking back on the tranquil shores of Lake Atitlan to marvelling at the Panama Canal, Footprint's fully updated 21st edition will help you navigate this intoxicating destination.