Central America is a place full of fun, wildlife, oceans, mountains and, of course, volcanoes. It is a land created for the adventure formed by 7 different countries that you should definitely visit at some point, these 15 photos below will help you to know why.
1. Rodeo Independence Day (Guatemala)
In Guatemala the celebration of a party will never be completed without a good Rodeo.
2. Volcán Negro (Nicaragua)
Have you ever imagined yourself sandboarding over a mountain of volcanic lava, then this is your place. Although previously you have to climb to the crater of an active volcano where the hot ground under your steps will impress you. Remember you will be traveling through a volcano land and many activities can be a bit risky, so don´t forget to travel always with a travel insurance. Have a look to our article about “Why you need a travel insurance”.
3. Beaches at the Pacific Ocean (El Salvador)
4. Beaches at the Pacific Ocean (Costa Rica)
5. San Blas Islands (Panamá)
If you want to cross the Darien Gap (between Colombia and Panama) by sea you will surely have to spend some night on one of the 365 San Blas islands, and the first thing to do is look for the Kuna chief to ask for permission. Surely, if there is nothing strange about it, he will allow you to stay and he will give you a hammock to sleep. It is one of the best ways to get to discover the real Caribbean life.
6. Petrified lava fields around Pacaya volcano (Guatemala)
There is a lot of fun riding the bike on this petrified lava. You will feel like on another planet but be careful because you may need help to escape from there.
7. Todos Santos Chuchumatán (Guatemala)
Unique people, mountains and only place where every single man is wearing with the same colors and clothing design. The only town on the top of Guatemala’s mountains where you can find out how it taste ancient mayan dishes and listen the sounds of the mayan languages.
8. Masaya active volcano (Nicaragua)
9. Ciudad de Granada (Nicaragua)
One of the oldest cities in the Americas. The charm of this city is that yet have preserved the spanish colonial architecture. Don´t miss to climb the tower of the Iglesia de Merced from where you can see the whole the city.
10. Ometepe Island (Nicaragua)
A large island formed by two volcanoes that we recommend to travel by motorcycle, if you do not have your own you can rent it over there. Include on your route an hike to one of the volcanoes and end the day resting on the paradisiacal freshwater beaches.
11. Laguna de Apoyo (Nicaragua)
Most of the volcanoes in Central America are active but in this case no, this lagoon is located inside a huge crater. Bathing in its waters is undoubtedly a unique experience.
12. Tárcoles, crocodrile´s river (Costa Rica)
In the main route a bit south of San Jose there is a moment that you will crosses this river where dozens of crocodiles live peacefully. Take a look from the bridge to observe them but do not even think about going down to the river, you would not last a second. If you are in rainy season be careful with the beaches because with the flood waters these animals are lifted down the river to the sea.
13. Poás Volcano (Costa Rica)
This volcano is constantly expelling clouds of sulfur that accumulate in the crater, you must have a bit of luck to see it with the sky uncovered, we had it and this is the proof.
14. San Juan del Sur beaches (Nicaragua)
15. Chichicastenango market (Guatemala)
There is only one way to enjoy all the flavor, colors and smells of Central America and this by visiting their markets, that of Chichicastenango is one of the most picturesque
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