When a local beauty turned up dead in Nicaragua's San Juan del Sur, the dream of paradise became a nightmare for one expat American surfer. He got 30 years and, predictably, a media melee ensued. But Tony D'Souza was on the scene from day one. This is the story you haven't heard.
Prepare to be converted by this tiny Central American nation of raw, dark jungle, teeming reefs, and a very original cast of locals. (They all speak English!)
With 25 national parks, 815 miles of coastline, and thousands of wildlife species, Costa Rica is indeed a rich coast. Experience it all with these seven sea-to-jungle family adventures.
What happens when a Type A relaxation-phobe takes his first vacation in years? Life gets good again.
Costa Rica's Nature Air gets an emissions-free face-lift
Panama's mythic Darién Gap—a 10,000-square-mile swath of jungle on the border of Central and South America—has swallowed explorers for centuries. Today, guerrillas, drug smugglers, poachers, and jaguars rule this vast no-man's-land. Our explorer spent six weeks trying to penetrate Darién's heart of darkness, but the Gap still fiercely protects its secrets.
From secret surf stashes on the Pacific to untouched Caribbean islesplus all the volcanoes and colonial plazas in betweenNicaragua has the makings of a sporting paradise. Come discover Central America's red-hot center.
A plan to save Guatemala's Mayan cities with a park and a posh eco-lodge has enviros and locals boiling