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Central America is the region located between the North American nation of
Mexico and the Columbian border on South America. The second largest isolated landmass of the earth,
comprising the two continents of the western hemisphere. America is a common
designation for either or both North America and South America, for the western
hemisphere as a whole, and for the United States of America.
Some of the hotels, motels and resorts available for
booking in our reservation network include, Ramada Inn, Marriott Hotels, Super 8
Motels, Econo Lodge, Holiday Inn & Holiday Inn Express, Travelodge, Hampton Inn,
Sheraton, Hilton, Best Western, Hyatt and Hyatt Regency, Wyndham Inn, Ritz and
Ritz Carlton, Days Inn, Courtyard by Marriott, La Quinta Inns, Comfort Inn and
Comfort Suite, Embassy Suites, Quality Inn, Radisson Inn, Sleep Inn, Numerous
Resorts and Resort Villas throughout the globe, along with Plaza and Plaza
Suites and and array of private and Golf Clubs and Golf Resorts.
Select a country or location from the list below or to the left to see the hotels and motels throughout
Central America, that have reservations available through our network. Other countries are listed
in the "Tabs" across the top of this and every page, or in the "Click map" near
the top of this page and each section index and in the Site Map, available in
The entire western hemisphere is often called the Americas.
The word first appeared in Cosmographiae Introductio, (Introduction to
Cosmography), edited and published in 1507 by the German cartographer Martin
The name was derived from Americus, the Latinized given name
of the Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci, whose expeditions to the New World
are described in the work. As used by Waldseemüller, America specifically
referred to the lands discovered by Christopher Columbus, Vespucci, and other
early explorers of the West Indies and the northeastern coast of the southern
continent. The Flemish geographer Gerardus Mercator first used the word to
indicate all the western hemisphere on a map of the world published in 1538.
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