• Views of Arenal Volcano from the hanging bridges

Central America Holidays

From ancient ruins to glorious beaches, Central America is a land of contrasts, diversity and colourful culture.

Whether you want to relax and switch off or explore a brand new culture, there’s a holiday to suit you in Central America. Mexico is home to white sands, clear blue waters and fascinating culture combined with that famous party atmosphere, whereas Costa Rica is a wonderland of rainforests, waterfalls and volcanoes. Swim with dolphins, visit the crumbling Mayan ruins and party under the stars until dawn; the possibilities are endless in Central America.

Why not enjoy a city break before touring Central America? Visit New York for a spot of retail therapy, or San Francisco to see the Golden Gate Bridge. For even more sunshine, head to Miami to lounge on South Beach, or take a trip to Los Angeles for blockbuster glamour.

Destination Highlights
  • Exploring the jungles of Costa Rica
  • Seeing sloths hanging from the trees
  • The party atmosphere of Cancun
  • Mayan ruins in Mexico

Our favourite hotels

Our favourite places to stay are below. We know everyone is different, so if you can’t see something you like, we'd be more than happy to help.

Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort

Costa Rica

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Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica

Costa Rica

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Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica
Zen Grand Suites

Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Yucatan Peninsula

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Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa

Yucatan Peninsula

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Guide Price

 €1,539  pp

Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa

Time Zone

GMT -6 for Mexico, GMT -7 for Costa Rica

Flight Time

Flights vary depending on your destination but indrect flights are available from Ireland.

Language

Spanish
  • Robert, Destination Specialist

    Robert

    Destination Specialist

    "The best way to experience Costa Rica is to do a tour of the jungle and volcanoes, then to finish for a week on the beach in Papagayo."

  • Martyn, Destination Executive

    Martyn

    Destination Manager

    "Keep your eyes peeled for Mole Poblano when eating out or visiting street vendors. This rich red sauce has 20 ingredients packed within, including chilli and chocolate,a nd is perfect with chicken."

Our Central America destinations

Sloth in trees in Costa Rica

Central America

Costa Rica

Costa Rica
Puerto Vallarta Day of Dead Festival

Central America

Mexico

Mexico
a wooden pier next to a body of water with Lake Atitlán in the background

Central America

Guatemala

Guatemala

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