Sabbatical & Experiential Travel to Mexico, Caribbean & Central America

A riot of colours, flavours and music, Mexico is a vast and varied country that has much more to offer than the stereotypes of tequila, tacos and sombreros. From whale-watching on the Sea of Cortez to relaxing on the white powdery sands of the Riviera Maya, there’s a wealth of choice for a beach break. Inland, you’ll find vibrant colonial towns, towering volcanoes, rugged canyons, cactus-strewn desert, and the huge metropolis of Mexico City. As well as a rich and diverse cuisine, there’s also a thriving art scene and impressive Aztec, Mayan and Zapotec archaeological sites. However, it’s the people that will make your stay in Mexico unforgettable. Friendly, welcoming and decidedly proud of their country, Mexicans will charm you with their honest and open nature and will be sure to teach you a thing or two about Mexico beyond the obvious.

Cuba’s magic lies in its madness; this Caribbean island has a strong identity that is thrust upon you from the moment you arrive – At first glance, it’s energetic, in-your-face, and loud but therein lies its charm. Dig deeper and you’ll find there’s a hidden side to all aspects of Cuban life and culture. Dilapidated colonial-era buildings mask grand interiors. Secret religious ceremonies take place behind closed doors, celebrating the Gods of Santería. The country’s best restaurants are hidden away in private homes. Meanwhile salsa, son, rumba and jazz music waft from windows and provide a soundtrack to your day, while the heavy thud of reggaeton defines many an evening. Cuba is as gritty as they come and while food, hotels and service are improving, it’s better to go with the flow and embrace Cuba’s laid-back island lifestyle and revolutionary spirit. Travel with an open mind and one thing’s for sure, you won’t forget Cuba in a hurry.

In Central America, Mayan history is intertwined with raw natural beauty. Wild jungle, pristine beaches and dramatic volcanic landscapes await. Colonial cities showcase the European influence which impacted the culture, architecture and languages you see today. Delve into indigenous cultures, shop at colourful local markets and embrace your inner explorer at archaeological sites hidden deep within the region’s jungles. Wildlife lovers can assist on turtle conservation projects in El Salvador, wake to the sounds of howler monkeys in Belize, or search for sloths in the jungles of Costa Rica. Adventurous travellers can hurtle along white-water rapids, speed through the jungle canopy on zip lines and climb volcanoes before hitting one of the many hideaway beaches. And when it comes to coastal escapes, you’ll be spoiled for choice between Pacific surf or golden Caribbean sands, laidback luxury ecolodges or elegant resorts. Whether you’re looking for a cultural escape, an adrenaline-fuelled adventure or something in between, Central America has you covered.













Linger Travel Balloon

LiNGER Testimonials

India Family holiday, Dec 2022

“The itinerary that Steve put together worked perfectly; we saw so many different places but without feeling like we were rushed or constantly on the road and the hotels we stayed in were full of charm. It really was the holiday of a lifetime.”

Tim & Deborah

Indonesia Sabbatical, Jul-Aug 2023

“We have had a truly memorable trip. We have had such a range of great experiences during the past few weeks and have stayed in places we would never have found ourselves.”

Richard & Laura, Law-firm Partner

Beyond Safari in Tanzania and Zanzibar, Family sabbatical, Jul-Aug 2023

“Every lodge has been extraordinary. What has surprised us is how each one has raised the bar even higher. Really many congratulations on preparing such an incredible itinerary!”

E & S, Law-firm partner and Family

Central America road trip, Family Sabbatical, Jul-Sep 2023

“We went on 8 flights, to 5 countries, stayed at 12 hotels, crossed 3 land borders, and must have had about 30 tours – all of it meticulously planned and executed by Steve at LiNGER.”

Jon Pierce & Family

Central America road trip, Family Sabbatical, Jul-Sep 2023

“From the very first call to discuss where in the world we should head, to returning home, LiNGER were there with us, ensuring everything just seamlessly fell into place.”

Jon Pierce & Family

Japan Sabbatical, Oct 2023

“The planning of the trip in terms of travel, pickups, was seamless and hotels were really very special. We thank you so much for helping us enjoy a really fantastic trip.”

G Fugard

Costa Rica & Nicaragua, Solo Sabbatical Part Two, Feb-Mar 2022

“My trip was amazing, and Steve knows all the people and places en route which meant that I did not worry about a thing and genuinely looked for to each new destination with total confidence that it would be right.”

Anna Guyer, CEO Greenhouse PR

Costa Rica & Nicaragua, Solo Sabbatical Part Two, Feb-Mar 2022

“I would not hesitate in recommending Steve and his approach to travel – he really has a wonderful perspective that helps to bring the places you visit to life and gives you an experience to remember.”

Anna Guyer, CEO Greenhouse PR

Iceland, Denmark & Faroe Islands, Family Sabbatical, Jul-Aug, 2022

“Your planning help and imagination really helped make this trip. That includes your exquisite professionalism in coordinating everything. Thank you, thank you, for making this such a special time.”

Marie, Glenn & Family

Honeymoon in Nicaragua, Jul 2021

“I could not be happier. You chose such special and memorable places and I have so many great memories. You just don’t know! My SnapChat tells a cultural story. So much more than the typical vacation.”

Kathryn Phillips