Travel to Cuba
Caribbean and Central America

Travel to Cuba: Fancy a Dance?

Even if as a European you don’t necessarily have the rhythm in your blood, on a trip to Cuba you can hardly avoid shaking the dance floor. Do you even want that? After the third song by the live band at the latest, there is hardly anyone left in the chair, there is lively dancing […]

El Salvador Recent History
Caribbean and Central America

El Salvador Recent History

Military authoritarianism In 1931, General Maximiliano Hernández Martínez, came to power after a coup against the civilian president Arturo Araujo. Martínez established an ultra-conservative and authoritarian government and with the army repressed an uprising of peasants and indigenous people in the west of the country, which resulted in the death of thousands of people (some authors put it at […]

Best Time to Visit Nicaragua
Caribbean and Central America

Best Time to Visit Nicaragua

With the exception of the last month of the dry season (usually mid-April to mid-May) when the land dries up and the air is full of dust, there isn’t a really bad time to visit. The most comfortable time to visit the Pacific or central regions is at the beginning of the dry season (December […]

Jamaica Overview
Caribbean and Central America

Jamaica Overview

Surface: 10,991 sq km (land: 10,831 sq km water: 160 sq km) Population: 2.9 million (July 2011, CIA). Blacks 91.2%, mixed ancestors 6.2%, other or unknown 2.6%. Population density: 261 residents per square kilometer Population growth: 0.733% per year (2011, CIA) Capital: Kingston (585,300 residents, 2006) Highest point: Blue Mountain Peak, 2,256 m Lowest point: […]

Information about Costa Rica
Caribbean and Central America

Information about Costa Rica

Costa Rica welcomes with its fragrant coffee and is excellent for active adventurers, animal and nature lovers. The country has plenty of activities that make the adrenaline pump and a fantastic animal and nature life. On this page you will find practical information and facts about Costa Rica. PRACTICAL INFORMATION ABOUT TRAVELING IN COSTA RICA […]