Gamboa, Panama

Gamboa is one of the Canal Zone towns in Panama. Named after a tree of the quince family, Gamboa serves as a bedroom community for workers of the Panama Canal. The town is on a sharp bend of the Chagres River, where it empties into Lake Gatun. The lake connects to the Panama Canal at […]

Dangriga, Belize

World / Belize Guide to Dangriga Hotels More on Dangriga Visiting Dangriga Places of Interest in Dangriga Cockscomb Basin Wildlife SanctuaryA protected nature site with waterfall and hiking trail. Mayflower Archaeological ReserveSite of a number of pre-Columbian ruins. There are also a couple of waterfalls in the area.

Juigalpa, Nicaragua

Juigalpa is the provincial capital of Chontales Department in central Nicaragua. The city covers 1,037 sq km (400.4 sq mi) and has a population of 71,000 (2011 estimate). It is located in a valley in the Amerrisque Mountains, about 117 m (383 ft) above sea level. More on Juigalpa Juigalpa dates back to 1659 when […]

Esteli, Nicaragua

Esteli’ is a city in western-central Nicaragua. It covers 795.7 sq km (307.2 sq mi) and has a population of 119,000 people (2011 estimate). Esteli’ is the third biggest city in Nicaragua. Located 844 m above sea level, it enjoys a pleasant climate. More on Esteli’ Esteli’ is today a center for tobacco growing for […]

Cristobal, Panama

Cristo’bal is a port town on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal. Since the disestablishment of the Canal Zone, Cristo’bal is now part of the city of Colo’n. Both Cristo’bal and Colo’n are derived from the Spanish translation of Christopher Columbus, the Italian-born explorer. More on Cristo’bal In similar fashion to the neighboring towns, […]