For information on airlines that offer cheap flights to Central America please refer to our international airlines page.
Flights from New Zealand to Central America may disembark at an airport in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, or Panama.
When planning your Central American expedition, consider adding Costa Rica to the list. After admiring the Spanish architecture in the capital San Jose, head across to Tortuguero on the east coast and admire the wildlife that live around this stunning waterway. On the west coast of the country is Manual Antonio, a scenic beach resort town that sits adjacent to a National Park where sloths laze about in the trees.
Guatemala is another popular Central American destination. Antigua is a beautiful colonial town but the true wonder of the country is natural scenery. Head across to Lake Atitlan and explore the various villages that sit along the shore of this famous lake. On the other hand, consider climbing the various volcanos positioned around Quetzaltenango. And compliment your Guatemalan experience with a visit to Tikal, an ancient Mayan site.
After you've finished exploring the Central American mainland, head across to the Belizean Cayes. These beautiful islands provide the perfect place to relax on the beach and also to admire the incredible marine life that call the region home. For the adventurous, there's a destination called Shark Ray Alley where you can swim with these magnificent creatures.