Soaring volcanoes, colourful buildings, a flourishing food scene and a multitude of new boutique hotels ... this is a very tempting city.
Volcano climbers can spoil themselves either pre or post their ascent at this boutique haven.
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.