Talk:Central America

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Mexico?[edit]

I've never heard of Mexico being sometimes considered part of Central America... is that really true? I've had conversations with people as far away as little villages in India that can list the North American countries, and they all know that Mexico is part of NA... (WT-en) ::: Cacahuate 06:24, 20 January 2007 (EST)

Mexico's kinda half-and-half in my book, and Wikipedia agrees: [1] (WT-en) Jpatokal 06:35, 20 January 2007 (EST)

Central America is not a continent. So, in terms of continental affiliation, all Central American nations are part of North America anyway. Mexico is part of NAFTA, however, which would suggest that it is part of North America regardless of whether you wish to differentiate Central and North America. —The preceding comment was added by 221.221.37.153 (talkcontribs)

The usual deviding line, the isthmus of Tehuantepec is in Mexico, which makes Yucatan a part of central America in its entirety. However as it is impractical to have an article division based on an invisible line of little import to most travelers and about 88% of Mexico's landmass are in North America it wouldn't make sense imho to include Mexico within this article.. —The preceding comment was added by 141.30.210.129 (talkcontribs)

For historical and cultural reasons I do understand why Mexico can be considered part of Central America. ϒpsilon (talk) 13:26, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
I can't. Mexico is in North America, period, with the small exception of Yucatan as noted above. Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:17, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
I just read the Wikipedia article (WT-en) Jpatokal linked above, but it doesn't convince me. I think that anyone calling all (or even most) of Mexico "Central American" is doing that because it's a Spanish-speaking country south of the US, not for geographical, historical, or cultural reasons. Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:20, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Usable?[edit]

We don't have a page describing the criteria for continental sections, but this article pretty much passes criteria for usable comparable to those for country articles. Can this be upgraded? Texugo (talk) 20:12, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

At a first glance; sí. I'll check Commons for three or four pretty pictures to give it a little more color first. And remove the go next section, because it doesn't exist in neither the standard continent nor the standard country template. (And really, that section is meant for short hops, not flights from, say, Panama to Mexico City or Guatemala to Bogota.)ϒpsilon (talk) 20:54, 6 December 2013 (UTC)
I didn't know that about "Go next." I've been treating it as standard in country articles, and I think it's useful in those, but maybe not for multi-country regions like this that are nearly continents, themselves. Ikan Kekek (talk) 21:22, 6 December 2013 (UTC)
It would be better to compare it to the Continent criteria, which it clearly fails, as only Belize is at Usable status or better. All of the other countries are Outlines. LtPowers (talk) 01:19, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
imho it would be generally a good idea to reevaluate the usability of articles every once and a while. For example the Nicaragua article has now much more information than it used to and the only justification I could see for withholding its usability status are some stub articles concerning little traveled places well off the beaten path (e.g. the Caribbean coast outside of the Bluefields / Corn Islands area)—The preceding comment was added by 141.30.210.129 (talkcontribs)
Anybody can change the status of an article from Outline to Usable or Usable to Guide. However, do read Wikivoyage:Country guide status before making your decision. Ikan Kekek (talk) 22:17, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Overly flowery description of San José[edit]

This edit changed the - admittedly overly negative - description of San José into one that is both too long and too flowery in my opinion. I have been to San José and I have enjoyed my stay there, but it's really not anybody's reason to go to Costa Rica. There are some okay museums (most European cities of any size have better museums and they don't charge foreigners more than locals), but architecturally it cannot compete with León or Granada in Nicaragua and as a city it's nothing unique. Yes there's shopping and it's a transportation hub, but the same goes for Managua and look at the description that city has. Hobbitschuster (talk) 19:45, 21 October 2016 (UTC)