Top 5 Places to Visit in Central America

Traveling within Central America is ideal for budget-travelers who are looking for an adventure. Here you’ll find beautiful ocean waters, active volcanoes, scenic lagoons, rich culture, authentic food, friendly people, and breathtaking landscapes. Some of the destinations that make Central America so special are the Corn Islands in Nicaragua, Panama City, Copan in Honduras, San Pedro in Belize, and Santa Teresa in Costa Rica. To start planning your dream vacation, book a seat on one of these affordable flights.

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Traveling within Central America is ideal for budget-travelers who are looking for an adventure. Here you’ll find beautiful ocean waters, active volcanoes, scenic lagoons, rich culture, authentic food, friendly people, and breathtaking landscapes. Some of the destinations that make Central America so special are the Corn Islands in Nicaragua, Panama City, Copan in Honduras, San Pedro in Belize, and Santa Teresa in Costa Rica. To start planning your dream vacation, book a seat on one of these affordable flights.

Corn Islands, Nicaragua

If you’re traveling through Nicaragua, the Corn Islands in the Caribbean are a must-see destination. Whether you choose to stay on Big Corn, or take a boat ride to the more popular Little Corn, you’ll be in paradise. Both islands offer a laid-back atmosphere that will make you never want to leave. You’ll find plenty of options for snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, drinking, fishing, paddle boarding, and kayaking – or just lounge around and enjoy the Caribbean sand, sun, and surf. Make sure to check out the Green House Hostel while you visit, a personal favorite.

Panama City, Panama

One of the top backpacker towns in Central America, Panama City is home to popular sites such as Panama Canal, Miraflores, Panama Viejo, Biomuseo, Bridge of the Americas, and Ancon Hill. This city caters to young travelers, couples, and families, so no matter what you’re looking for you’ll find it here. If you’re looking to just chill on the beach for a relaxing getaway, head to Comarca Kuna Yala, Isla Bastimentos National Park, Las Perlas Archipelago, Isla Coiba National Park, and Playa Los Destiladores.

Copan, Honduras

Honduras is jam-packed with things to do for adventurous travelers, but also has plenty of activities for people who are in the mood to take a relaxing getaway. If you’re looking for a historical site, check out Copan Ruins, Hieroglyphic Staircase, Sculpture Museum, and Sepulturas. Nature and wildlife lovers with appreciate Macaw Mountain Bird Park and Nature Reserve and Luna Jaguar Hot Spring. If you’re traveling with family, head to Main Square – there’s tons of things to do here that cater to children as well as adults.

San Pedro, Belize

If you’re a fan of the ocean, you’ll absolutely fall in love with the town of San Pedro, Belize. In addition to scuba diving, snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, swimming, and parasailing, you’ll enjoy sites such as Hol Chan Marine Reserve, fishing and charter tours, or river rafting and tubing tours. There are plenty of historical sites as well, such as The Gallery of San Pedro, Marco Gonzalez Maya Site, or Black and White Cultural Environmental Center.

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country surrounded by beautiful waters and filled with scenic tourist attractions. Some of the most popular beaches are Playa Santa Teresa, Playa Hermosa, and Playa Carmen. There are tons of opportunities for snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, kayaking, swimming, and nature and wildlife tours. If you’re interested in seeing Santa Teresa in an unconventional way, be sure to sign up for a zipline tour. You’ll have the opportunity to see the jungle, beaches, and city of Santa Teresa from up above.

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