From high mountain peaks to shimmering reefs, spicy salsa rhythms to deep rolling reggae, pirate hideouts to sugar-sand beaches, Central America is dizzyingly diverse.
Central America is a joyous mosaic of nations beckoning paradise-hunters: an explosion of color, fringed by beaches and soaked in rum. It’s a lively and intoxicating profusion of people and places spread over azure seas, volcanic mountains, white beaches, and green forests so vivid they actually hurt the eyes – there is nothing subtle about the landscapes of Central America. Swim below the waters for a colour chart of darting fish and corals. Feel the sand between your toes at any one of a thousand picture-perfect beaches. Hike into emerald wilderness and spot the accents of red orchids and yellow parrots. Outdoor-adventure enthusiasts make a beeline for unspoiled reaches which send out a siren call to climbers.
The tropical sunlight is infectious. Like birds shedding dull adolescent plumage, visitors leave their wardrobes of gray and black behind when they step off the plane and don a tropical palette. Even the food is colorful, with rainbows of produce brightening up the local markets.
You can find any kind of adventure here. With so many cultures and flavors to choose from, how could this not be vacation paradise? You can do nothing on the sand, party at a resort, explore a new community, hop between islands, discover wonders under the water or catch a perfect wave above, revel in a centuries-old culture (and sway to some of the world’s greatest music while you’re at it), and then run off to find your inner pirate… Just about anything is possible…