Jungles, Beaches, and Ruins: The Appeal of Central America

About Central America, Anywhere

Transoceanic travel might be more popular than ever nowadays, but don’t underestimate the appeal of exploring countries a little closer to home. Just to the south of the United States, there are countries inviting you to visit on Central America tours, tempting you with long beaches, sunny climates, and affordable prices.

Central America is covered in jungle and home to some of the happiest people in the world. It’s affordable, it’s comfortable, and it’s eco-friendly. There’s no reason not to delve into its jungle landscapes and explore their natural, cultural, and historical treasures.

These countries are familiar to most everyone in North America – heck, they’re a part of North America! – but they might too often get overlooked in favour of destinations across the sea. We’re here to redirect your attention and ask you to consider a Central American vacation in your near future.

The Reefs and Jungles of Belize

Belize rarely jumps to the top of the list when considering Central America, but it has all the hallmarks of a great vacation spot. Beyond the large swathes of rainforest and the long Caribbean coastline, Belize is also home to the Belize Barrier Reef, the second largest coral reef in the world after the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. It’s a place where you can explore the rainforest from the comfort of an eco-lodge or spend your time snorkelling through the waters of the Caribbean, admiring the colourful tropical fish, and hoping to spot a green sea turtle.

National parks run across the country, so you have plenty of spots where you can head on wildlife safaris. On these jungle hikes, you’ll see tropical birds and might even spot animals like jaguars and Baird’s tapirs. You’ll also find plenty of old Mayan ruins in the country, especially in the Cayo District and in the country’s far south.