Central America and the Dominican Republic

Central America and the Dominican Republic – Travel tips

It may not be possible yet, but traveling to Central America and the Dominican Republic will be possible at some point. You can always read up in advance, because now where should you be for the most beautiful places and the most popular attractions? I put everything in a row.

To Central America and the Dominican Republic

How nice it is when we can also travel to countries like Central America and the Dominican Republic again? That we are free to choose our vacation destination again. Because even though we can’t right now, the time when we can travel more and farther again is obviously going to come.

Preparing, reading up and planning can always be done, including for Central America and the Dominican Republic. But what are popular attractions in these countries??

Popular attractions

Surely some of the main attractions of Central America and the Dominican Republic are its natural parks, ancient ruins, tropical flora and fauna, imposing volcanoes and paradisiacal beaches. Now, of course, these are just a few of the many wonderful things you can find here. As part of International Tourism Day (this was on Sept. 27), the traffic bureau of Central America and the Dominican Republic came up with some of the most popular attractions, which again can give us idea for a trip:

Belize: The Great Blue Hole

Located off the coast of Belize is the Lighthouse Reef. The Lighthouse Reef is a small atoll containing the so-called Great Blue Hole. This is a circular underwater cave. This cave is 300 meters in diameter and 125 meters deep.

It is one of those unique dive sites in the world. Swimming here include nurse sharks, giant groupers and several species of reef sharks.

Costa Rica: Arenal Volcano and La Fortuna National Park

One of the most visited national parks is perhaps the Arenal national park. This national park is named after the main attraction, the beautiful cone-shaped Arenal volcano. A volcano with a height of some 1,670 meters. It used to be one of the most active volcanoes in the country, but the volcano has been dormant for the past 10 years.

Several hiking trails run through the park. Other attractions include Lake Arenal, hot springs and the La Fortuna waterfall.

Perhaps one of the most visited national parks is Arenal national park

Dominican Republic: Punta Cana and Bávaro Beach

The Dominican Republic is the only place I have been myself from this list, this was a while ago, but I remember very well, how beautiful it was here. In the Dominican Republic you will find Punta Cana and Bávaro Beach, among others. Punta Cana in the eastern Dominican Republic, is synonymous with snow-white beaches, azure water and, of course, snorkeling and diving to the reef.

Bávaro Beach is one of the beaches in Punta Cana and stretches for 48 kilometers here you will find many hotels, stores and restaurants.

El Salvador: Lake Coatepeque

And then El Salvador. Here you will find the lake of Coatepeque. This is a crater lake and lies at an altitude of 750 meters. The lake measures some 26 km². Its location is 18 kilometers south of the town of Santa Ana.

A special phenomenon is that the water sometimes turns from blue to a kind of green-blue turquoise. This discoloration lasts about 15 days to a month and is caused by micro-algae.

Guatemala: Tikal

Located in the rainforest of Petén province in northern Guatemala, Tikal was one of the most important cities of the ancient Maya civilization. Archaeologists estimate that the population at its peak was between 50.000 and 100.000 inhabitants reached.

Among the wide variety of Maya sites in Central America, Tikal is one of the most impressive because of the lush vegetation around it. Visitors can walk to the top of some of the pyramids and get a panoramic view of the treetops. Without a doubt one of the most interesting places to visit in the region.

Tikal is located in the rainforest of Petén province in northern Guatemala

Honduras: Bay Islands

Pearly white beaches and deep blue seawater that is Bay Islands (Bay Islands) with the main island being Roatán. The combination of turquoise water, tropical fish and white sand make it a true paradise. Here you can enjoy water sports, swimming with dolphins, fishing and diving.

The island, 60 kilometers long, has lush vegetation and is 50 km off the Honduran coast.

Panama: Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is over 81 km long and connects the Pacific Ocean with the Caribbean Sea. Most tourists visit the Miraflores locks. Here you will find a visitor center and a museum.

The visitor center has four rooms where all the facts are presented. There is also an observation deck where you have a wonderful view of how the ships pass the locks.

Nicaragua: Grenada

The city of Granada, also known as “La Gran Sultana”, is one of the main tourist attractions in Nicaragua. Old Town’s colonial and neoclassical architecture, museums, galleries, hotels, restaurants, bars and cosmopolitan atmosphere make it a destination in itself and a great base from which to acknowledge the region’s other attractions.

South of Granada is the Mombacho Volcano National Park with beautiful trails around the crater of the volcano at an altitude of 1345 meters.

On vacation

Plans for next year or the year after can of course be made. Reading up on the places you want to go is fun alone. So I hope the tips for Central America and the Dominican Republic will be of use to you!

If you have more great spots, feel free to add to this list!