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Area Information

Central America is a central geographic region, connecting North with South America. As such, it is considered a subcontinent, consisting of seven countries: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. In terms of population, Guatemala is the biggest, while Belize is the smallest. The countries share a common Hispanic heritage, which is why Mexico is often described as a part of them. Central America borders Mexico to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and Colombia to the south. The terrain of the region is geologically diverse.

Business Information

The region of Central America offers a lot of opportunities due to the rich natural resources and increased international trade. Regional exports include sugar, fruits, seafood, coffee, and pharmaceutical products. This region is served by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration. There are many, diverse options for office space throughout the countries of Central America.

Entertainment And Dining Out

The region has a lot to offer visitors in terms of nature. Examples include the many amazing beaches in Central America, the Cloud Forests of Honduras and Panama, Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, as well as the colonial towns throughout the region, and ancient Mayan ruins. Traditional dishes in the region are a mixture between Mayan and Spanish cuisine, including tamales, rellenitos, caldos, gallo pinto, pupusas, nacaramales, and grilled octopus. Traditional drinks in most Central American countries include Horchata, Rosa de Jamaica, Tamarindo, and Piña Colada. Guatemala and Nicaragua produce some of the best rums in the region and Latin America.

Transport Information

The region is accessible from North America and internationally. Central American airports include Costa Rica’s Juan Santa María airport, Nicaragua’s Agusto C. Sandino International Airport, and El Salvador’s Comalapa Airport. They all receive flights from Europe and the US. Buses from the US and Mexico are another option for getting to Central America. Once reaching the Guatemalan Border, one can take a bus to get to Panama or other countries of the region. Within Central America getting around is possible by services such as TACA and COPA, Tica Buses (except for Belize) or following the international travel route, starting from Panama City.

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