TRAVEL GUIDE to CENTRAL AMERICA
This is your ultimate travel guide to Central America!
Central America consists of seven countries: Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama, and has quickly become a top destination for jungle adventures, surfing, and scuba diving lovers.
Just like The Caribbean region, some areas still have political troubles that have affected tourism so much.
What can you do in Central America? Such a beautiful region that you need to visit if you want to catch some waves in Costa Rica dwell in the culture and history of Panama, scuba dive the Blue Hole in Belize, visit the cacao farms of Bocas Del Toro, you name it, the opportunities are endless and you’ll love every minute of it!
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Central America is a region in the Americas. This region is usually described as a land bridge or isthmus between the North American and the South American continents.
However, when talking about continents, everyone will refer to the North American continent and the South American continent, and Central America is usually referred to as a region belonging mainly to the North American continent.
Largest Country: Nicaragua, a popular backpacking destination in Central America, excellent option for Solo Travelers.
Smallest Country: El Salvador, the best beaches you’ll find in Central America. However, it comes with a reputation for being unsafe due to its high crime rates. If you are Solo Traveling, don’t go around at night or walk alone on the streets. Better safe than sorry, right?
Largest Capital City: Guatemala City in Guatemala, is a destination that has something for everyone. Antigua has great gastronomy.
The northernmost country of Central America is Belize, and it’s mostly known as the best scuba diving destination in the world!
The southernmost country is Panama, with amazing people, scenery, and history. The Panama Canal is an artificial waterway that is 82 km/ 51 miles long, which you must see.
Languages in Central America:
The main languages are Spanish and English as well as many local languages. Spanish is the most spoken language in the region with more than 85% of the population in El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama speaking the language.
Religion: The main religion is Christianity, about 95% of the population. Most people in the region are Roman Catholics but there are also larger numbers of protestants and followers of other Christian faiths. The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in León/ Nicaragua is the largest church in Central America.
Belize – Belizean Dollar.
Costa Rica – Colón.
Guatemala – Quetzal.
Honduras – Lempira.
Nicaragua – Córdoba.
Panamá – Balboa.
El Salvador – US Dollar.
Best Time to visit
Due to its proximity, Central America is one of the most popular vacation spots for Americans. It has a tropical climate, so you’ll need to plan around hurricanes and heat waves if you want good to enjoy a good time and nice weather.
The best time to visit Central America is definitely during the dry season. It starts in November and lasts until April. You can explore and care-free enjoy Central America without having to worry about heavy storms ruining your stay.
If you’re a surfer, I would recommend you to visit El Salvador during the wet season. It will be outside of the dry season, but from March to November, the waves are just perfect.
The sea turtles lover can also enjoy seeing turtles nesting on the beaches!
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