Before we made our big move to China we managed to squeeze in our already planned vacation to Central America.

Although we were busy and nervous preparing for our move, we still felt it was important not to cancel the vacation we’d been planning for months, long before we found out we were moving to China.

We made the right decision.The trip was the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure, and it was exactly what we needed. We spent three days sailing and snorkeling the Belize Barrier reef, explored some of the best Maya ruins in Belize, saw some awesome caves, climbed the Maya pyramids at Tikal in Guatemala, and swam in underwater caves in Tulum, Mexico.

As we conclude our series documenting our adventures in Central America, we thought we would showcase some of our favorite images from our trip.


We were up bright and early to catch a ferry, so we caught a beautiful sunrise at Placencia.

Sunset on the island of Caye Caulker never disappoints.

Caye Caulker has some really fun signs that capture the local flavor.

What did I tell you about those sunsets?

We found numerous star fish while snorkeling at the Split on Caye Caulker.

Catching barracuda on our three-day sailing and snorkeling adventure with Raggamuffin Tours.

Just one of the beautiful snorkeling stops during our Raggamuffin trip.

Captain Jerry from Raggamuffin Tours tosses fish to attract Friggate birds on our way to Hol Chan Marine Reserve on the Belize Barrier Reef. 

Nurse Sharks at Hol Chan Marine Reserve.

We stopped at the spectacular Rio Frio Cave along the Belize/Guatemala border on our way to the Maya ruins at Carocal.

A beautiful jungle plant.

The under-rated ruins of Cahal Pech, just outside of San Ignacio.


Most of our focus in Guatemala was on exploring the ruins of Tikal, but we did manage to capture a few lovely images during our stay on Lake Peten Itza. You can learn more about our Tikal adventure here, and check out this photo essay devoted specifically to Tikal.

A quiet dock on Lake Peten Itza in El Remate, Guatemala.

A football game concludes as the sun sets in El Remate.

The sun sets behind Lake Peten Itza in El Remate, about an hour away from the ruins at Tikal.

There you have it! It is tough to sum up three incredible weeks in just a few photos, but these showcase some of the highlights from our time in Central America. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading about our adventures, and we hope we have inspired you to start planning your own Central American adventure!

Which image do you like best?