From ancient ruins and natural phenomenons to deep-sea fishing and jungle adventures, Central America has something fun to do for everyone. Obviously we all love beach vacations, but have you ever visited beach destinations in Central America? They’re incredibly diverse in surroundings–so you’ll always have somewhere new to explore. Let’s dive in to see what adventures await in Central America.
Explore Belize from below at Caye Caulker
Dive in to the warm aquamarine water of Belize–home to an abundance of friendly sea turtles, sting rays, sharks and tons of colorful fish swimming through the stunning coral reefs. Just 20 miles off the coast of Belize sits the tiny island of Caye Caulker, where all of your island-time day dreams come to life. Explore this Belizean gem from below by snorkeling through the Belize Barrier Reef–as of 2019, THE largest coral reef system in the world–or along the diverse mangroves. Make this adventure a day trip and even relax on a beach, explore the island via bicycle or grab a drink at the Lazy Lizard.
Witness The Great Blue Hole of Belize from above
Speaking of the largest barrier reef… It’s not everyday that you can experience a view like this in person. This Belizean natural phenomenon lies within the famous Belize Barrier Reef and falls a whopping 400 feet into the depths. While many choose to only witness The Great Blue Hole by snorkeling through it, taking a fly-over tour is just as stunning and worth while.
Visit The Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica
Home to an abundance of tropical flora and fauna, Costa Rica is also popularly known as home to our favorite chill, slow moving jungle friends–sloths. Two species of sloths exist in Costa Rica: the brown-throated sloth (three-toed sloths) and Hoffmann’s two-toed sloths. If you don’t get the chance to see one in the wild (a.k.a in the rain forest), then you have to visit The Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica where they rescue, rehab and research these cool creatures. The facility is all about conserving the country’s rainforest ecosystem through extensive research and fun educational tours dedicated to sloths in their natural habitats.
Go white-water rafting down the Tenorio River
Calling all adrenaline junkies! Take the scenic route through the Costa Rican jungle by white-water rafting down the Tenorio River. This adventure will surely get your adrenaline pumping as you paddle through class 3-4 rapids–if you didn’t know, that’s raft talk for heart-pounding (in the good way, of course!) and insanely fun.
Day-cation on the remote, but dreamy, San Blas Islands
Have you ever dreamed of day-cationing on islands so remote that even Google Maps doesn’t bother showing most of them? Or islands filled with dreamy coconut palm trees, fine white sand and complete tranquility? Well, the San Blas Islands are very real and they’re just off the northern coast of Panama. Find out more about these dreamy islands.
Explore Panama’s Bocas del Toro
Situated off the northeastern coast of Panama is the nature-lover’s paradise, Bocas del Toro. The archipelago offers stunning coastlines, hiking paths, waterfalls, zip line thrills, coral reefs, bat-filled caves and just about everything else in between! Adventuring in Bocas del Toro is definitely a must-do on your visit to Central America.
The list of adventures in Central America can actually go on forever, but we’ll just leave you with this (volume up!):