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Blog posts tagged in Central America
This year I had the opportunity to travel to Guatemala for a week and on a comprehensive 16 day trip to Belize, what a treat!
Every time I visit Guatemala I’m amazed by the richness of its culture. Just imagine over 21 different indigenous Mayan populations fused with Spanish and European populations. One of my favorite things is to stroll around all the different villages near the Atitlan Lake where ancient Mayan dialect is still the primary language, which is uncommon to see in larger cities throughout Central American these days. It's a chance to really learn about their way of life: weaving the most intricate huipiles, teaching their natural dyeing techniques, etc. The Mayan influence is very strong everywhere you look, I think no other country has more international identity than Guatemala. To top it all our guide was able to spot a jaguar in the jungles of Tikal,...
Guest Review from our Nicaragua Family Vacation
"The trip was wonderful! Wildland Adventures helped me plan my trip and get prepared perfectly!!
The activity our family enjoyed the most was the pottery experience, the horse and cart ride, and the walk on Mombacho!! Our trip leader, Lou, was miles beyond our expectations. She must be aone-in-a-lifetime guide. She guided us through the chaos of Granada with exceptional organization, insight, timing, warmth, cheerful spirits and charm. Lou seemed to know everyone everywhere personally - clearly a true and cherished friend to many of the Nicaraguans we met. It was so reassuring to be with someone who knew so much about the people and the country. After we parted ways, the kids both mentioned missing her and wanting to write her. Your most discerning and hard- to-impress visitors would be delighted, I'm sure, to be guided by Lou. Our driver Fran was...
Guest review from Undiscovered Caribbean Costa Rica Adventure
"Thanks for a great trip. We received excellent prep information. Having done many trips without a tour group, much of the information was a gentle reminder. The checklists were time saving and thoughtful.
Both lodges offered different experiences and they were both wonderful. Selva Bananito was amazing and different. The Shawanda Lodge was lovely with lots of wildlife on the grounds. I loved the snorkeling and experience in Cahuita. The waterfall hike and rappel was awesome. Other highlights were the boat ride and day at the Bribri Indigenous community, the salsa lesson and cooking lessons and the Sloth Sanctuary.
Alex Arias was professional, knowledgeable and a lot of fun. He watched out for our comfort and safety and made sure that we had the best experience possible. He was able to teach us about the history of the country and the places we...
Guest review from Michael and Caroline's Wildland Nicaragua Adventure Tour
We had such a great time on the trip and are still wishing we had never come home! I told my wife that we should retire in Nicaragua instead of Mexico or the US. The trip was that good and I can't say enough about our guide Julio. I know you know how good he is, but really words can't express how utterly impressed we were with his knowledge of the country and its plants and animals. His ability to go beyond the itinerary to add interesting and fun things for us to do, and his overall enthusiasm for his work. He is a catch - don't lose him!
Thanks again for everything. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Wildland to anyone.
Best regards, Michael and Caroline
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If you've been planning a trip to Nicaragua there is good news! The newest airport is officially open and that means it’s even easier to get to the enchanting Ometepe Island in the middle of Lake Nicaragua. The La Paloma Airport received its inaugural flight on La Costeña Airlines from Managua. The flight from Managua to Ometepe Island is about a 20-minute domestic flight.
Ometepe Island is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and is home to richly diverse habitats and wildlife, as well as incredible culture and history. Its two distinct volcanoes, Concepcion and Maderas, grace the skyline as you glide into the new Ometepe Airport from Managua. Airfare costs about $65 one-way, or $100 roundtrip. You can also take the ferry as we have done in the past. Either way, it’s worth the trip to Ometepe!
Why is Ometepe such an attractive destination? Well there is a wide variety of...