Central America is full of wonderful and iconic places to visit. It’s just as ripe with adventure as the rest of North America, containing many once in a lifetime experiences for visitors to get to grips with. If you head to the right place, you’re in for a very fun and memorable trip!
But where are these recommended spots that are the best of the best when it comes to adventure holidays to remember? Well, here’s a quick overview of the top travel destinations in Central America.
The more popular area when it comes to Central America travel destinations, Costa Rica can provide everyone with a rich, unique and stimulating experience. The capital, San Jose, contains cultural hubs like the Museum of Art, Innovation and even a Portuguese Historical Museum and Rosicrucian Museum. From stunning artworks to exhibits featuring mummies, there’s a lot to engage with!
Of course, it’s not all just about city life either. Costa Rica is sprawling with jungle, all of which has been well maintained and looked after properly. You’ll find a bevy of wildlife calling the trees home, but you should always have a guide with you here as there’s everything from crocodiles to poisonous frogs and snakes!
In Guatemala, ancient Mayan ruins are available to explore. Moreover, there’s a great deal to get involved with and much to learn about your surroundings. You could even join a guided overnight hike with your group of friends or family, enabling you to (safely) get up close and personal with volcanoes!
All of this is perfectly counterbalanced by experiences such as paddle boarding on the tranquil Lake Atitlan. There’s a perfect mixture of adrenaline-fuelled adventure and relaxing activities here, and you’ll have a hard time looking for something to complain about!
Nicaragua is primarily known for its wild areas rather than any urban or cityscapes. Beaches, volcanoes and humungous lakes – it’s all here. For example, at Lake Nicaragua, you’ll discover the Islets of Granada, a cluster of 365 small islands spanning one of the biggest lakes you’ll ever see. It’s so unique that you’re guaranteed to never witness anything else like it!
You’ve also got the beaches, volcanoes and jungle areas the rest of Central America has. That said, there are one or two more unique sights here, perhaps.
Like Guatemala, Belize is also home to numerous ruins that's full of exciting history. However, Belize is home to a host of excellent diving locations that enable you to share the waters with the most exciting marine life there is; from sharks to stingrays. The Hol Chan Marine Reserve in San Pedro is particularly famous for these encounters!
From diving to casual snorkeling, no matter your skill level this is the best place to get underwater and exploring. The waters are electric blue and truly harmonious, and so long as you’ve got air down there, you’ll otherwise never want to surface!
Most people consider Panama to be a point of controversy. After all, the country has a somewhat turbulent history, but what nation doesn’t? Ultimately, it’s safe to say that most people who visit Panama will leave without any trouble coming their way.
The San Blas islands have opportunities for snorkeling, sailing and boat riding, with a plethora of iconic casinos and nightclubs in the urban areas to take the stock off. In the end, no matter who you are or what your preferences involve, there’s something for you to enjoy and get your teeth into in Panama.