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Central America: MICE news and highlights

The summer holidays are finished long time ago, we have overcome the back-to-work blues and are preparing for winter time. Cold weather, rainy days, frozen toes…the perfect time for some summer inspiration and answer your crave for palm trees.

Central America; sunny and exotic
Central America exists of various of destinations, all interesting MICE and business getaways with a variety of activities and facilities to offer. Each destination is different, but all sunny and exotic. Herewith we share the latest highlights and MICE news facts of Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Belize, Nicaragua and Honduras with you:


“Hotel Central” is a charming boutique hotel that offers 130 rooms and is located in a renovated 1874 building. This extraordinary place in Panama will be opening its doors in the center of Casco Viejo in December 2016.


Costa Rica
Air France recently launched a direct flight from Paris to San José, Costa Rica, in November 2016 (2 flights per week). This brand new connection is a good example of the non-stop flights from Europe to Central America that are on the rise. It will be additional to the other direct flights to Panama City launched by Air France, KLM and Lufthansa.


The famous Casa Santo Domingo is a boutique hotel located in the 16th century remains of the Santo Domingo de Guzman convent. Good to know: this magnificent place in Guatemala offers a new meeting and event venue on top of a hill where guests can overlook the colonial city of Antigua. Spectacular views of the valley and its volcanos guaranteed.


Until now it was a challenge to organize an incentive program in the “hidden tropical and Caribbean treasure of Central America”. The flights were not easy to find (unless they were combined with Guatemala) and that was the main reason for that. A new direct flight launched by Copa Airlines – going from Panama City to Belize City – will solve this problem and creates new opportunities for MICE and business trips to Belize.


National Geographic has just completed shooting a documentary about the volcano Masaya and its impressive “lava lake”. The adventurer and film maker Sam Cossman and his team spent 34 days on the volcano in Nicaragua. A few feet from the magma in fusion they shot the most amazing images of the Masaya. The movie premiere is planned for early 2017. A good way to start an inspiring 2017.


“Las Verandas” is a remarkable project that is going forward on the Caribbean island of Roatan, in the archipelago of the Bay Islands. This project exists of villas and 18 charming bedrooms that are available for groups. A real fairytale accommodation alongside the turquoise waters and the coral reef of Honduras. What else to wish for?


Got inspired and looking for more Central America ideas? Please watch the video below and dream away. Or contact our partner Quetzal Motivo for tailor made advice and information about Central America trips.

Guatemala; high speed and great hights

Adventurous hiking tours, climbing mountains, rafting rivers or biking the bush… Outdoor fanatics are always looking for new and exciting adventures. What a coincidence… Guatemala is out there, all ready to be discovered!

Lago Guatemala

Free as a bird
Flying on top of the trees and feeling free as a bird. That is what the zipline experience is about. Lake Atitlan in Guatemala provides one of the most pleasant environments to go ziplining. Besides canoping at the lake, the ziplines are a real must-do for adventurous travelers. Senderos -natural trails- guide you to the first launch point from where you will slide through the trees, passing local fauna and enjoying incredible views of the Atitlan Lake. The weather in the lake surrounding area is wonderful and perfect for a ziplining experience thrill seekers will never forget.

Lake Atilan

Meet the Howler Monkeys
Howler Monkeys live high on tree-tops around archaeological sites in the Maya Biosphere Reserve. Just like we do they have five fingers and a “personality”. While hiking on the Howler Monky Trail their remarkable roar can be heard miles away. There are several trails to follow and to experience the stunning Nature Preserve of Guatemala and impressive Mayan Site.

Tikal - Mono Aulador

Need for speed(boats)
What about a speedboat ride on the Rio Dulce? Enjoy the spectacular view while bouncing on the “Sweet River”. The gorges and canyons, tropical vegetation and wildlife make a boattrip on this river an unforgettable one. Hundreds of pelicans, terns and other birds diving for fish while cruising the river and passing high-walled canyons doing switchbacks from the sea.

Pélicans Guatemala

“Active Guatemala” is a perfect way to combine a successful incentive trip and get introduced to the natural beauty of this country.

For more information on incentives and business trips to Guatemala please contact our partner Quetzal Motivo.


A colourful country and culture, enchanting locals with their traditional rites.

The Mayas and the Aztecs were the first to appreciate the fruits of the cacao-tree. They prepared them in the form of a stimulating and bitter drink, which they held to their Gods. Then the Spanish explorers brought the cocoa bean to Europe, where it initially became a great success as a hot drink. The country of the feathered serpent “Quetzalcoatl” invites you to discover its true richness. Yaxha and Tikal, Mayan kindom cities. The sumptuous, colonial Antigua, a Unesco World Heritage site and Lake Atitlan, with its colourful markets and villages. A whole world of unexpected surprises are waiting for you in Guatemala.

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Quetzal Motivo

The Group Quetzal Motivo was founded in 2000 and is now established in six countries in Central America. Specialized in incentive and VIP travel, our aim is to share our passion for the beauty of our destinations.

Mayan sites and colonial cities classified as UNESCO World heritage, Native communities living respectfully of their millenary traditions, biodiversity among the highest in the world, heavenly Pacific and Caribbean islands, wonders of engineering and architecture, and latin culture.

Come discover these lands of diversity, history and natural treasures. You will be guided by the professionalism and creativity of our trilingual team, to ensure the success of your projects.

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