Central America is a beautiful place to live or visit. Those lucky enough to be in the region will always find a number of wonderful things to see and do. Everyone should make sure to take the time to explore the various sights and attractions that help to make the area a true paradise. Here are 10 of the best things to see in Central America. Make sure you see all of them!
10 – Guatemala’s Lake Atitlan
The lake is a true natural wonder. It is the deepest lake in Central America at 1,120 feet or 340 metres. Small rural Mayan communities surround the lake and visitors are always welcome. Many people consider it one of the most beautiful lakes in the world.
9 – Panama City, Panama
One of the biggest and most vibrant cities in Central America, Panama City, is a great place to spend some time. It offers all the benefits of modern city living, along with some great places to shop and dine. It even has some great nightlife and a unique old colonial district.
8 – The Smaller Villages of Central America
All throughout Central America are small villages that allow travelers to glimpse the true culture of the region. Some good examples include the villages by Lake Atitlan in Guatemala and the Lenca region of Honduras, but that is just the beginning.
7 – Life in Granada, Nicaragua
Granada, Nicaragua is a fascinating city that is well worth your time to explore. The city is of historical, political and economic importance in Nicaragua. The city is well known for its beautiful architecture and colonial buildings.
6 – The Bay Islands of Honduras
Located off the coast of Honduras, the Bay Islands are a tropical paradise for beach lovers and divers. The clear water and the great dive locations help to make it one of the places in Central America you do not want to miss.
5 – Belize’s Hummingbird Highway
While highways in many other countries wouldn’t warrant a special trip to see them, the Hummingbird Highway is a bit different. It passes through beautiful jungle and mountains, making it one of the most gorgeous drives in Central America.
4 – Monteverde, Costa Rica
The small community and Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve attract visitors from all around the world, with its unique nature it is a must see in Central America. National Geographic has called the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve “the jewel in the crown of cloud forest reserves”.
3 – Antigua, Guatemala
A UNESCO world heritage site and regarded as one of the most beautiful colonial cities in the Americas, in Antigua you are surrounded by history and colonial charm no matter where you look. Add to that great food and activities and so much more.
2 – Volcanoes
The region has a number of volcanoes, including Pacaya & Acetenango in Guatemala, Arenal in Costa and Ometepe in Nicaragua, which can be climbed and offer amazing vistas and volcano experiences up close and personal.
1 – Land of the Mayan’s
In Central America, the Mayan’s were very prominent and their ruins and cultural influence can be seen in Guatemala, Honduras and Belize. Some of the most impressive ruins to visit include Tikal, Copan and Altun Ha. Visiting these sacred and historic locations is an unforgettable experience and like stepping back in time.