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About Us

Central America Vacation Specialist


Who are we?

Tropical Discovery Services Inc., is a Florida licensed Central America Vacation Specialist (Fla. Seller of Travel Ref. No. ST35634) and a company committed to sustainable tourism. Tropical Discovery is a US, Guatemala and Europe based inbound tour operator specializing in private custom made tours in Central America and Southern Mexico.

Where are we located?

We are Central American Vacation Specialists doing what we do out of love for the places we promote. Our office in Antigua Guatemala provides the in-country logistical services, also allowing our customers the freedom to request services such as tours, transportation, guides, etc., on an a la cart basis once in the country.

Why Central América?

Because you’ll find a tour of the area’s inspiring diversity incomparable! With 22 eco-systems, Caribbean crystal clear waters, deep blue Pacific Ocean, dense tropical rainforests, dozens of picture perfect volcanoes, pine-covered mountains, over 2000 Mayan archeological sites, breathtaking lakes, rivers, caves, lagoons, desolate islands, and much more to offer.

Our Pricing Policies

Lower costs for you

Our team is the one who will receive you; hence you are dealing directly with the Central America Vacation Specialist. This in return means lower costs for you and excellent personalized service, all in an effort to guarantee you a magical and carefree vacation.

As agents, for most of the hotels our rates are the same or lower than hotel’s lowest published rates, guaranteed. For our tours, a small service fee (if any) may apply.

Lodging: Offering the best available selection of accommodations, including charm boutique hotels, private ranches, villas and yachts.
• Tours and Guides: Our Central America Travel Agency hires only tested professionals, in addition to having a few published experts specialized in Mayan Archeology. All our recommended tours are carefully selected and designed to make the experience a unique and unforgettable one.
• Transportation Services: All our transportation is private (unless you specify otherwise,) in high quality air-conditioned mini vans & 4X4’s, in addition to offering private plane, helicopters and yacht transfer and tours. All our transporters are very professional and courteous, offering only the best drivers and vehicles for our guests’ utmost comfort and safety.

So you see, there is no reason why you should have to hassle with trying to reserve everything yourself, when you can simply call us in the US or Germany to do all the work for you. At the same time, our sales staff, also Central America travel agency experts, can provide valuable advice as to where to stay, what to visit, length of time, etc., in addition to preparing a perfectly catered web based dynamic itinerary for you with day to day descriptions and images of your tour. It is our job to provide unbiased advice in order to best cater to your exact needs and interests.

You simply make one payment to a trusted US based Central America Travel Agency company in US$ and you are done. Upon arrival in Central America, all your hotels, transportation, tours, flights, etc., will be pre-paid by us. Our job is to make sure your do nothing but enjoy every minute of your vacation, with the assurance you have expert local professionals to help you with anything you may need, prior and during your vacation.

Our Mission and Vision

tab-image As the preferred Central America Vacation Specialist our mission is to provide our customers the perfect vacationing experience, surpassing their every expectation, from the time they first make contact with Tropical Discovery Services until the end of their vacation. We want to assure our customers are provided Central America travel experts advice, timely and professional service, in addition to the greatest selection of hotels, spas, villas, guides and transporters to choose from. All this in our most cherished of Central America travel destinations.

tab-imageHaving traveled the world over from a very young age, the founders have learned to appreciate the uniqueness and beauty each country has to offer. Although in our opinion few destinations have the ability to stir your soul and fulfill your most demanding desires for majestic fauna, flora, adventure, culture, history, sports, romance, tropical beaches and excitement, like these select Central America travel destinations.

tab-imageOur motto is, “In Variety We Delight”, and feel you will also. Let us share with you our love for this fascinating and incredibly diverse region, where in a few days one can experience rich Spanish colonial history – be awed by the world’s most impressive archeological Mayan ruins nestled deep in protected tropical rainforests – cruise, dive, snorkel or fish the pristine cayes, islands and atolls of the world’s second largest barrier reef – enjoy world class bill fish off the Pacific ocean or its endless black volcanic sand beaches – visit the cloud covered mountains, forests, Mayan Indian villages, resplendent lakes, rivers, waterfalls, caves, volcanoes… and much more.

At Tropical Discovery we are not only committed to bringing you the perfect holiday experience in Central America, but we also want to make sure we do our part to protect such natural beauty and to help those in need.

Tropical Discovery donates approx. 10% its profits to support local qualified Non-Governmental-Organizations currently doing wonderful works to help those in need, especially the children, in these underdeveloped countries. Should you also like to contribute to help conserve this amazing regions natural beauty, democratic progress and the well being of those in need, please find below a list of organizations we support and recommend:

A Central America Vacation Specialist with a Dedicated Local Team of Experts

The Tropical Discovery team is made up of a very talented & diverse group of seasoned travelers sharing a common passion for Central America travel. No matter what your interest – culture, colonial history, scuba diving, archeology, adventure, luxury spas, fishing, nature, sports… etc., our travel consultants are experts in the areas we operate in and will best guide you in planning your perfect Cental America vacation.


Ken LaytonSales Director

Ken’s love for travel and culture has taken him around the globe many times. He has over the last ten years held…


Aury de LemusProduct Manager and Travel Consultant

Aury’s experience as a community manager and graphic designer and her passion for tourism and travel…


Ivan LemusMarketing Director

With a strong technology background Ivan has contributed in the design and development of Tropical Discovery’s website and marketing services…


Sisco SanchezCommunications Director

Our technological and creative guru, as well as another ocean and travel aficionado, Sisco has spent his working career serving…


Silvia CifuentesTravel Consultant

Silvia’s creativity has been important in the development of our product, her experience as one of the best Central America travel experts and her love for…


Suzie CampbellGlobal Sales Representative –

Suzie is a respected professional within the US travel industry, with over 25 years of sales and marketing experience…


Katrin von EndenTravel Consultant

Although Katrin was born in Germany, she spent the majority of her childhood living in Asia and Latin America. Because of…


David HattonGeneral Counsel US

David has been a practicing law for more than 20 years as both in-house and outside counsel. He has…

Our Guests Comments

At Tropical Discovery we are in the business of creating vacation experiences that will surpass even the most discerning of travelers’ expectations through becoming their best Central America Vacation Specialist. Operating in an area of unimaginable natural beauty, culture and variety, we offer only the best available accommodations, transportation, guides, adventure and culture tours, etc.., we are sure to deliver on this commitment. Please read some of our guests’ comments describing their experience with us. Feel free to ask us for references, we would be happy to provide them…

We look forward to becoming your preferred Central America Vacation Specialist!

  • Back from our vacation in Guatemala,I have to declare that we are most satisfied with service received and we are most grateful with your job.Everything happened according to our expectations. I am recommending Tropical Discovery to friends and relatives. Many thanks.

    Angel and Concha Muñoz - Madrid, Spain --- Guatemala Vacation
  • We had a wonderful time in Guatemala, which we found to be a truly interesting destination. The arrangements made by Tropical Discovery were impecabble. Hotels, transfers, drivers, all as promised, reliable and very high standard. We were very pleased with the service. Yes, you can use the comments. Thanks again.

    Jerry Kramer - New York, USA --- Guatemala Vacation
  • With a few exceptions everything went very smooth. The minor hiccups would be the check in at The Hotel Panama, the fact that Coppa airlines lost our reservation and didn’t want to let us get on the plane (nothing to do with Tropical Discovery…

    Joy Horsley - Rochester, MN Panama --- Guatemala, Belize Vacation
  • Thanks for checking in. Our vacation was generally very good. Belize is a great country, with friendly and well educated people, and nicely preserved natural beauty…

    Brian Johnson - Portland --- Belize Vacation
  • Just a quick note to say how impressed we were with the organisation of our holiday- many thanks. The drivers were fantastic- on time, respectful and safe…

    Kate Mitchell - Camborne, UK --- Guatemala and Honduras Vacation
  • Yes we had a great holiday thanks to your great planning, guides and drivers. The only problem we had was in Antiqua. While we were there was no hot water …

    Gary, Darlene, Dani and Richard - Canada --- Guatemala and Honduras Vacation
  • We had a great time in Belize! The base staff was very helpful, provisioning with Lagniappe was flawless, the boat was in great shape and sailed well…

    Ben Shick - San Francisco, CA --- Belize Vacation
  • My travels were good in Honduras. Your service exceeded my expectations and the driver was waiting for us upon arrival in San pedro sula and drove us in a safe and timely fashion to la ceiba. Everything went according to schedule and I would recommend service.
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    Matt Turko - Florida USA --- Honduras Transportation
  • My friends enjoyed every minute of their trip. The hotels were perfect and they almost died from exhaustion on the last day of their trip trying to climb the Volcano..

    Bela de Russ - Israel --- Guatemala Vacation
  • My recent trip to the Peten was absolutely heavenly. It was a complete break from all of the pressures of the modern world… immersion in the natural splendor of the jungle and the mystery of the Mayan ruins…

    Candis Krummel - USA --- Peten Vacation
  • Many thanks for your e-mail and I apologize for the delay, but we have just returned home and I am now back to the Office. I really appreciate you are getting back to me…

    Aurélie Motte - St. Barts --- Guatemala Vacation
  • Hello…I hope that all is well with you! On my end, I think that I have just settled back into the pace and rythm of Trinidad. It’s quite hot here now, yet almost amazing to think that after spending only a week in Guatemala…

    Tracey Howell - Trinidad --- Guatemala Vacation
  • Thank you for your email enquiring how we enjoyed our vacation on Ambergris Caye. It was very nice. The resort was just as described on the website, the staff were very nice and helpful and the setting was gorgeous.

    The restaurant is indeed excellent and we saw that many people came by boat from other resorts to dine there. We enjoyed every meal that we had there. We would definitely return with other members of our family and next time would go for one of the bigger places, such as Jaguar as we like a lot of space. All in all a very successful stay. Kind Regards,

    Jane and John Doré - UK --- Belize Vacation
  • We had an absolutely wonderful time in Costa Rica! All of our drivers were super knowledgeable and friendly, making a few stops along longer rides for restaurants and town walkthroughs. Our accomodations at San Jose, Arenal, and Manuel Antonio were excellent and every effort was made to make our stay all the more enjoyable. We would go back in a second. Thanks for everything!

    Julie Sylvestre - New York --- Costa Rica Vacation
  • My trip was perfect! It wasn’t my first visit to Tikal. I wanted to take a friend to see the Mayan ruins and eat exotic food. He’s a very famous DJ and I didn’t want anything to go wrong…

    Valerie Mansilla - Florida --- Guatemala Vacation
  • My trip to Guatemala far exceeded all expectations! I want to thank you for all your help in arranging everything. I really had a great time. Since this was my first trip to Central America I was a little unsure …

    Christina Getz - New York --- Guatemala Vacation
  • Our trip to Antigua, Guatemala was fantastic. We only booked the transfers and hotel with Tropical Discovery, but they were great. Good cars/drivers and our hotel, Hotel Encantada, was wonderful. I would recommend both Tropical Discovery and our hotel to all. As for Antigua, it was great to be there during the Easter period, but I am not sure it would have the same impact at any other time of year. And yes, you have permission to publish my comments. Kind regards,

    Prue Cooper - Cayman Islands --- Guatemala Vacation