Central America covers all the countries between the Southern border of North America with Mexico and the North-western border with Columbia in South America, and includes countries such as Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Guatemala. Geographically, Mexico is not considered to be a part of Central America, but historically and culturally, Mexico actually has so many things in common with the Central American countries, so much so that it is often said that Mexico still belongs to Central America as well.
These countries have so much to offer when it comes to the adventurous traveller as well as for those who want to have an exotic experience, not to mention stunning beaches and the chance to admire nature!
If you are visiting Central America and hoping to see a little bit of everything, then Costa Rica is an obvious choice. The country offers visitors gigantic volcanoes such as Arenal, which is 1,657 meters high. One can get up close at the Arenal Volcano National Park where there is also a good chance to see colourful birds, reptiles and monkeys. On the other hand, you can drive to the famous waterfall La Catarata de La Fortuna which is located near the foot of the dormant volcano Chato. On the other hand, you can drive to the famous waterfall La Catarata de La Fortuna which is located near the foot of the dormant volcano Chato.
You can also travel to Mexico, which is the ideal place for those who want to go out on an exciting adventure tour combined with beach holidays. The country is clearly influenced by the Mayan and Aztec history and culture which have left their marks. This can be seen in the form of pyramids, ruins and temples, which one can get the opportunity to get up close to. Furthermore, you can travel Playa del Carmen where you can relax on the beach overlooking the turquoise sea.
Take a trip to Nicaragua and sail out on Lake Nicaragua , which at 8,150 km2 is the largest lake in Central America. Here you can visit the city of Granada, a sedate colonial town with colorful markets, a thriving cultural life and an atmosphere all of its own. You can also visit Isla Ometepe, an eight-sided island located in the middle of Lake Nicaragua and home to two impressive volcanoes, La Concepcion and Madera.
In Guatemala you can visit the town of Flores in the north of the country, which makes a good base for visiting the Tikal National Park. Here, you can visit Tikal, which was one of the most powerful empires of the Mayan era. The area is filled with pyramids, some of them as much as 60 meters in height, and is listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
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