10 amazing places to backpack in Central America

Central America is one of the most diverse and beautiful strips of countries in the world but yet it’s often overlooked. Our guest blogger Phoebe Simmonds from Passport Please tells us about her favourite places. You would be hard pressed to find a better region to backpack in than Central America. This small strip of land encompassing Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama is home to some of the best beaches, UNESCO world heritage sites, colonial towns, and wildlife in the world, yet it’s a region that hasn’t really made it on the travel radar yet. Over the years Central America has got a bit of a bad reputation for being dangerous. However as long as you exercise a little caution, you’ll find that the region is one of the easiest, cheapest and most fascinating parts of the world to backpack in. Each of the seven countries in

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