Central America was one of Under30Experiences’s original destinations because of its ease of access from the United States and it’s amazing culture and scenery. Our trips range from islands off the coast of Belize to Mayan Ruins in Guatemala to some of the most beautiful beaches and jungles in the world in Costa Rica. You’ll most likely find yourself trying out your Spanish speaking skills, learning to surf, or hiking a volcano with an awesome group of travelers.View All Trips
-World famous beach
-Look for monkeys and sloths
-Local & cultural experiences
-Access to amazing waterfalls
-Beautiful hikes in the jungle
-Optional surf & salsa lessons
-"Go Slow" on Caye Caulker
-Snorkel crystal blue water
-World’s 2nd largest barrier reef
-Perfect Caribbean sunsets
-Cave tubing jungle adventure
-Swim with sharks
-Local and cultural experiences
-Visit the best beach in the country
-Experience rich biodiversity
-Stay in a famous eco-lodge
-Eat organic meals grown on site
-Hang in natural springs
-A two-day whitewater rafting adventure
-Go canyoning, rappelling, and zip lining
-Support ecotourism with a visit to a local coffee farm
-Relaxation on the beach in Puerto Viejo
-Visit Cahuita National Park
-Explore Gandoca Manzanillo National Refuge
-Tikal Mayan Ruins
-Coffee Plantation Tour
-Lake Peten Itza
-Jungles & Wildlife
-Visit the Frida Kahlo Museum
-Experience a Lucha Libre wrestling match
-Meander through Teotihuacán Archaeological Site
-Float along the Xochimilco Canals
-Enjoy authentic Mexican tacos
-Tour historic downtown Mexico City
-Admire beautiful colonial architecture
-Swim in sacred cenotes
-Enjoy lunch with a local family
-Visit Celestún Biosphere Reserve
-Discover Campeche, Mexico
-Explore the Mayan ruins of Uxmal
Yes! We get this question a lot, especially from solo travelers. Safety is one of number one priority anywhere in the world and Central America is no different. Your Trip Leader will advise you about the local area and provide recommendations for free time or evening activities so you don’t have to worry. On all of our trips, we advise traveling light and leaving any valuables at home so you don’t attract unwanted attention.
One of the best parts of group travel is “safety in numbers.” You don’t need to be alone, and finding others to enjoy activities with you with is easy.
While helpful, you do not need to know Spanish for any of our trips. Your Trip Leader will be fluent in the local language if any translation is needed and you’ll find that some locals speak English. One of the highlights of many people’s trips is learning to order a meal or conversing with someone about their day in basic Spanish.
Fun fact: Belize is the only official English-speaking country in Central America. People also often speak Spanish, Creole, or Mayan at home.
We run trips year-round in Central America because of the favorable weather. The high season is generally considered November to April. While the low season is considered the months of May - October. Low season is not a bad time to travel as temperatures are more moderate (70-85 degrees Fahrenheit) but you may encounter afternoon or evening rains which help cool things off. The high season is generally dry and hot and is welcoming for those coming from winter conditions in the United States and Canada.
You can find more weather details on each trip's Trip Details page as conditions vary by country and region.
Our Costa Rica trip is our most popular trip for a few reasons. It’s our most affordable trip and it’s just five days long. It has the feel of a long weekend trip which can be great for a first-time traveler or someone making last-minute plans.
The fact that our Costa Rica trip includes some of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica doesn’t hurt either!
Here are just a few of the reasons we see travelers join our group trips:
"I was pretty nervous about traveling outside the country for the first time ever, let alone going all by myself. Once I arrived my group was all so welcoming. I was so worried I would feel awkward, alone, and bored. Instead I left Costa Rica happier than ever!" - Ashley M. | Yelp Review