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Texts and Articles on Central America


Do you want to know more about your dream destination than what the guide books tell you? You have come to the right place. Tropical Discovery is happy to present you a range of regularly updated articles on various countries of Central America to give you the opportunity to learn more about the traditions, cultural diversity, natural wonders, and other topics of interest to this beautiful region of the world.

For any questions or comments or if you have articles you would like to share with us, please feel free to email us at We look forward to hearing from you!




GUATEMALA ARTICLES

Historic sites in Guatemala, Belize on global watch list The Mayan ruins of Quiriguá in Izabal and El Zotz in Petén, as well as the historic architecture of Belize City, have been included on the World Monuments Fund (WMF) 2012 Watch, a list of cultural her... >>
Historic sites in Guatemala, Belize on global watch list

Santiaguito A mere infant in geologic time, the Santiaguito lava dome is a steam- spewing, smoke-belching spectacle just outside Quetzaltenango in Guatemala's Western Highlands. Rising more than 8,000 feet above ... >>
Santiaguito

A ney through Sweet Waters Exploring Río Dulce Past and Present Measuring a mere 42 kilometers from source to mouth, Río Dulce is hardly one of Central America’s great waterways. However, despite its small size the river has attracted a great deal of attention ove... >>
A ney through Sweet Waters Exploring Río Dulce Past and Present

Cathedral in Progress August 14, 1542. The first shovel of dirt was dug for the Cathedral of Santiago de los Caballeros. In the same year Mary who would become Queen of Scots was born. So was Akbar who would become the gre... >>
Cathedral in Progress

A Night Like No Other An eyewitness account of the night peace broke out in Christmas in Guatemala came four days late in 1996. Maybe that is why the electric tree was still switched on, the one that goes up each December as a Yuletide foil to the obelisk at the foot of the R... >>
A Night Like No Other An eyewitness account of the night peace broke out in

Sights and Sounds of Christmastime in Guatemala Christmas colors in Guatemala don't stop with red and green, and dreams of a white Christmas must also include the entire rainbow. Yes, the brilliant red poinsettias and fragrant green pine needles, t... >>
Sights and Sounds of Christmastime in Guatemala

The Dancing Devils of December A Guatemalan Tradition Devils prowl the streets of Ciudad Vieja every December in search of corrupted souls to take down into the fiery pits of Hell, but rather than locking themselves inside their homes, town residents com... >>
The Dancing Devils of December A Guatemalan Tradition

The Marimba A Guatemala National Symbol Name the Guatemala national symbols: the flag; the Quetzal bird; the Ceiba tree; the Monja Blanca flower; and one more, let’s see… The Marimba. It was declared the national instrument in 1978, and in... >>
The Marimba A Guatemala National Symbol

Ixpanpajul Natural Park At Ixpanpajul Natural Park in Petén you can swing through the trees, go mountain biking, horseback riding, or just swing in a hammock. Ixpanpajul sits on 450 hectares of nature preserve Safari truck u... >>
Ixpanpajul Natural Park

Time Travel The best deals in town Want to spend a contemplative hour or more for a few quetzales? Stimulating or serene. Take your pick. Place yourself in La Antigua Guatemala’s glorious past. Muse among the silent stones. Wind your ... >>
Time Travel The best deals in town

Sensuous Guatemala... Golden Guatemala didn’t have enough gold in the ground to please the Spanish conquistadores. They just needed to look around more—gold is where you find it, and there is plenty of gold to find in the landsca... >>
Sensuous Guatemala... Golden


HONDURAS ARTICLES

Life After Captivity The Macaw Mountain Bird Park and Natural Reserve The Macaw Mountain Bird Park and Natural Reserve in Copán is a nine-acre paradise nestled in a narrow canyon carved by a river of crystal-clear waters. The owne... >>
Life After Captivity The Macaw Mountain Bird Park and Natural Reserve


BELIZE ARTICLES

The Politics of Hunting Fish A trip report from the BlueJacket Lighthouse Reef has always been a very special place to Sue and I. It's an absolute jewel in the Caribbean with fantastic diving. Other than Bonaire we haven't ... >>
The Politics of Hunting Fish A trip report from the BlueJacket





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