While the future of Guatemala's weaving traditions is uncertain, for now they remain delightfully present, almost everywhere we look.
It is easy to fall under Costa Rica's spell in this part of the country.
We have flown 27 hours to this country to see just one thing: it's big, very rare and slightly comical.
Six of the best: Art galleries of the Americas
On tour in Guatemala, where the river flows under the earth.
Panama has a complicated history, a wealth of culture and wildlife, and one mighty canal.
It's difficult to believe the frenzy and hustle of Panama City is less than an hour away.
A town in the highlands of central Guatemala erupts into a riot of colour and commerce.