Central America is the bridge between North America and South America. Seven countries comprise Central America. Guatemala and Belize are in the north. Descending towards South America is El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. Until the 1990s, this region was full of unrest. After the end of Cold War, these countries are now in peace.

Places to Visit:

Compared to the rest of the continent, Central America is an affordable destination. Belize City, San Josè, Managua, Guatemala, Panama City, Tegucigalpa, and San Pedro Sula are important cities in this region. The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is a beautiful natural destination. Moreover, natural reserves like Corcovado National Park, Cocos Island National Park, and Rio Platano Biosphere Reserve are the best places to view the vibrant forests of Central America.

The spectacular Cloud Forest is rich in biodiversity. Lake Atitlan is a unique volcanic lake, fringed by three volcanoes. Mysterious Cloud Forests in Boquete has hotels integrated within the reserve. You can relish the lush forests draped in clouds. 

Some medieval towns have colonial remains. For example, Panama City, Antigua, Gracias, Leon, Granada, and Guatemala are charming colonial cities to visit. Furthermore, historical ruins in El Salvador and Honduras are insightful for any history buff.

Central America connects the two continents; consequently, it has many stunning beaches. San Juan del Sur, Bay Islands, Limon, and La Flor are must see beaches. You can go camping in the Lanquin caves. Plus, the Rainforest in Nicaragua has lots of adventurous options like trekking, fishing, and camping. 

Central America was once a Spanish colony. Therefore, Spanish is spoken widely in this area. You can communicate using English. However, you should learn some basic Spanish before your visit.

Getting Around:

Tica Bus is the least expensive and most comfortable option to get around in Central America. Otherwise, you can use TOCA or COPA Air, which are a tad bit more expensive than the bus services.

December 4, 2016 8:56 am Published by

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