The 7 best places to visit in Central America

Articles Oct 05, 2019 07:55

Central America has not only golden sand beaches, but also the hidden villages of the Mayans, Kuna and Miskito.

As green links between North America and South America on the map, the countries of Central America are often ignored by tourists. However, they are home to diverse cultures, ancient ruins, and tropical forests, perfect for those who want to adventure and explore.

Top 7 places to visit in Central America

1. Tikal, Guatemala

The 7 best places to visit in Central America

The most prominent feature of the ruined city of Tikal is the more than 44m high temples. But Tikal is different from Copan, Chichen Itza, Uxmal and most other large Mayan monuments because it is located deep in the jungle. Today, these temples have been discovered and partially restored, but moving from one temple to another, tourists can still walk under the dense canopy of tropical rain forests. A combination of the smell of soil and plants, the peaceful atmosphere and the unique sounds of animals makes this place always gives visitors an experience that no other Mayan ruins have.

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2. Lago de Atitlán, Guatemala

The 7 best places to visit in Central America

In "Incidents of Travel in Central America," 19th-century traveler John L Stephens praised Lago de Atitlán as "the most magnificent view we have ever seen." And this chronicler is a very experienced traveler who has traveled a lot. Today, tourists are still amazed at the immense lake and ripples of villages stretching from the green hills to the water. Fishermen catch on the lake with their rudimentary tools and indigenous women in colorful motifs cheerfully wash on the banks of the lake full of blooming flowers. The fertile hills adorn the landscape and in the distance are volcanoes. This entire area radiates a mysterious, wild beauty.

3. Hummingbird Expressway, Belize

The 7 best places to visit in Central America

Crossing the mountains, this is one of Belize's four largest highways. Traffic along this road has increased sharply in recent times thanks in part to eco-tours. This convoy will pass through forests, orchards, and the perfect view for a postcard. There are many reasons to stop on the way, including a visit to Cave's Branch to relax on the lake with a large tub tubing and to St. Herman's Cave with instructions. Tourists to explore the giant cave.

4. Ruta de las Flores, El Salvador

The 7 best places to visit in Central America

Traveling here is a 36km long trip along the famous towns, with relaxing weekend programs such as enjoying specialties and walking around souvenir shops. Besides, there are more adventurous programs such as mountain biking, horse riding and hiking to the remote waterfalls scattered throughout the Cordillera Apaneca volcano. Ruta de las Flores is also home to El Salvador's first coffee plantations.

5. Bay Islands, Honduras

The 7 best places to visit in Central America

Bay Islands of Honduras offers travelers one of Central America's best diving and snorkel services. Located on the southern end of the Mesoamerca reef - the second largest coral reef in the world - this is the dream of sea lovers, thanks to its beautiful coral system and abundant marine life. You can go diving here for a few days without getting bored.

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6. Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

The 7 best places to visit in Central America

The two Isla de Ometepe volcanic peaks have been a source of inspiration for everyone's imagination, from pre-colonial Aztec descendants (who thought they had found the Promised Land), to Mark Twain ( who put it in "Travels with Mr Brown" and which travelers come here, fertile volcanic soil, clean water, vast beaches, rich wildlife and archaeological sites ... put Isla de Ometepe on the final list of nominations for the 7 natural wonders of the world in 2006 (but not the final list).

7. León, Nicaragua

The 7 best places to visit in Central America

A cradle of independence and revolution, the city of León witnessed some of Nicaragua's most important political and artistic events. It has beautiful churches and cathedrals, large art collections, large streets...

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