The best beaches in Central America

Girl on Central American beaches

You may be thinking of booking a plane ticket and booking a hotel so that your summer holidays are well organized. One of the most touristic destinations that may catch your attention is Central America. The reality is that it is normal that you want to enjoy your summer vacations or other vacations you have in Central America and it is beautiful and it seems that there is no end to all its beauty.

Although there is no end to the attractions in this region, most travelers and tourists know that if they go to Central America they have to make a mandatory stop on its beaches. The waters of this region are warm and also have great marine life, the sand is soft and clear and also the crystal clear waters.. It is a paradise for those who love the coasts and beaches. On the one hand you can find the beaches of the Pacific and on the other you can enjoy the Caribbean Sea, the beaches of Central America.

Next I am going to tell you which are the best beaches in Central America so that you can find your accommodation near the one you like the most and enjoy it throughout your vacations.

Placencia Beach in Belize

Boy snorkeling in central american beach

Placencia is located in Belize and the best beach you can find to relax. It is located at the end of a small peninsula in the south of the country of Belize. Placencia has the best beaches on the continent and in this area they have a relaxed lifestyle so stress will not be near you. You can practice great activities such as diving, kayaking, snorkeling, take trips, you can climb the palm trees to catch your own coconuts or sleep under their shade ...

Tamarindo Beach in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica you can find Tamarindo Beach, which is located on the Nicoya peninsula and is one of the best beaches in Central America. In addition to the beaches, you can enjoy the life of the country in its nightlife and in the tourist streets that will give you a warm and welcoming atmosphere. You can also find great restaurants and great quality hotels. It is very well located and has easy access to other beaches further away from the peninsula such as Playa Hermosa or Playa del Manzanillo.

San Juan del Sur beach in Nicaragua

Central America Beach

Although Nicaragua has a long coastline, most hunters from the beach migrate to San Juan del Sur, near the country's southern border with Costa Rica. Although it is a small beach compared to other beaches that you may be more used to frequenting, San Juan del Sur offers places of interest and idyllic landscapes to enjoy with family, friends and alone. You can also practice activities such as surfing, sailing, sport fishing, you can sunbathe ... Tall trees, lagoons and fauna abound, you will also be able to see sea turtles that nest in the sands of San Juan del Sur.

Manuel Antonio Park in Costa Rica

This park has a popularity that has not diminished in the last decades due to its tourist facilities that are of great quality and also thanks to its white celestial beaches of Central America. The coast is backed by an incredible tropical forest where no less than 109 species of mammals and 184 species of birds live ... without a doubt they are views and a place that has no waste.

Tulum beach on the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

Tulum beach

Although it is not exactly in Central America, the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico is close to the region, many travelers include it in their itineraries to be able to enjoy all its beauty and splendor. Tulum is the closest and possibly the best beach destination. It is a picturesque landscape from the cliffs of the Mayan ruins to all its beaches. Tourism is important for the entire region, although you can also find places that are somewhat further away. It is quite a paradise.

The Bocas del Toro in Panama

The Bocas del Toro in Panama is fast becoming one of the surf capitals of Central America. In addition, the area is also popular with travelers who also like to surf somewhat more risky. It is also ideal for those who like to enjoy scuba diving. for all its tropical fish and all its incredible colored reefs.

Roatan Beach in the Bay Islands, Honduras

Roatan Beach

The Bay Islands in Honduras are the main beach destination in Central America for those who want to enjoy the beauty of the Caribbean without much money. While there are other islands around like Utila that is more suitable for a traveler on a less budget, the other islands are also ideal to visit. You can find white sand beaches that border the waves of the Mexican Caribbean of the island, home to hundreds of living marine animals, including the elusive whale shark. The prices are not very high, there is a very lively nightlife, delicious fresh seafood.

Lake Atitlan Guatemala

Although it is not a beach, it is worth mentioning because it is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Its beauty is overwhelming and when you arrive at this lake you will never want to be anywhere else in the world.

Thus, you can enjoy an experience that is not only going to the beachIn the lakes you can also enjoy the sun, the water and the incredible beauty of the landscape. In addition, you can find great places to stay in the middle of all that great nature.

These are some Central American beaches (and the lake that I mention in the last point) so that you can think of an incredible vacation that will make you enjoy the wonders of Central America, discovering all the beauty of the seas, its waters and discover the sympathy of its people. Do you already know where you want to go?

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  1.   Monica said

    Hello! I am from Ecuador, 3 months ago I was in Central America, I visited Guatemala, Honduras and Costa Rica… I loved the 3 countries, but if we talk about beaches and their beauty, I definitely choose the Bay Islands in Honduras… it is paradise! Greetings, Monica!

  2.   Cachanflaca said

    Come to El Salvador if you want to see good beaches to surf and you will not regret it.