Four Great Reasons Why Central America Should Be Your Next Vacation Destination


Image Credit Lovers of the sun, sand, and relaxation will be blown away by everything Central America has to offer. Fans of snorkelling, exploring ancient ruins, and tropical wildlife can also find an adventure of a lifetime. The seven small countries that make up Central America form the green bridge between the continents of North and South America, but are unfortunately overlooked by holidaymakers and explorers. People are really missing out on the rich culture, incredible scenery, and rich wildlife of the area. If you’re looking for a vacation with a difference, you need look no further than the beautiful counties of Central America.

  1. You can worship the sun

Given where it’s situated on our planet, it’s not surprising that it’s a great sun trap. With long, idyllic white beaches, crystal blue seas, and amazing ocean resorts, Mexico is a sun worshipper’s paradise. Gorge on their fresh, spicy cuisine while sipping margaritas, and then dance the night away when the sun goes down. And it’s not all spring break revellers – the further down south you travel, the more sedate and relaxing the resorts become, as a general rule.

  1. Do some good

Many of us are in the fortunate position to be able to help others, which is why “travelteerism” – travelling and volunteering – has really taken off.. It can be a really rewarding experience, and amazing for adding to a resume. There are so many different opportunities, from wildlife conservation in Guatemala, to teaching English in Nicaragua, so there’s something for everyone. There are some particularly great opportunities to volunteer in Costa Rica, from working in schools with special needs children, to sea turtle conservation. And there are many opportunities to travel and see the sights throughout these volunteering positions, so they’re great for anyone with the travel bug.Ancient Ruins

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  1. Walk among ancient ruins

The history of Central America is diverse, rich, and fascinating. From ancient great Mayan sites such as Tikal in Guatemala, to the colorful colonial neighborhood of Casco Viejo in Panama City, the exploration of the historical sites could take you years. The towns that surround them are so varying in style, atmosphere, and culture that to travel between them feels like travelling through different continents and different centuries.

  1. Check out the wildlife

The natural world of Central America is rich with tropical birds, magnificent mammals, and interesting insects, so a visit is a must for any nature lover. Drive along the Hummingbird Highway in the jungle of northern Belize for beautiful views of the surrounding areas, and fantastic access to the wildlife. If you’re a fan of snorkelling then Honduras is a must – with dive sites all around the Mesoamerican Reef, the second largest barrier reef in the world. There are pumas, sloths, all kinds of New World monkeys on the land, and all kinds of sea turtles and sharks in the water, that an animal lover will be in their element anywhere in this region.

Central America is such an incredibly diverse, rich, and beautiful area of the world, that anyone who visits is certain to be blown away by what it has to offer.



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