HQ Travel GuideCentral-America

Central-America is considered as the sub-continent which is a part of North American continent.  Central-America is a narrow land strip linked between South and North Americas. Central-America is bordered by Pacific Ocean in the southwest, Gulf of Mexico in the north and Caribbean Sea in the northeast. The sub-continent is always active with earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Because of the volcanic lavas the sub-continent is a fertile one with agriculturally productive areas. Several mountain ranges are found in this sub-continent and the largest among those are Cordillera Isabelia, Cordillera de Talamanca and Sierra Madre de Chiapas. Majority of the people of Guatemala, Costa Rica and Honduras are living in the valleys of these mountain ranges.

 

Central-America consists of 7% of the biodiversity in the world. Central-America’s major attractions are islands and beaches. The tourism industry of Central-America is flourishing because of its wide range of marine life, warm sea waters, soft golden sands, raging rivers, wild life, ancient temples, colonial town and volcanoes. Central-America consists of seven beautiful countries which are worth seeing for its bio-diversity. The seven countries are Panama, Costa Rica, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua.

 

Panama is one of the best holidaying spots in Central America and famous for Panama Canal. Panama Canal is a canal that joins both Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Panama is a country with stunning coastal strips with blue marine waters and white sandy beaches. In Panama, you can visit 14 national parks.  Costa Rica has best beaches and 25% of the land of Costa Rica is dedicated to national parks making it the green country of the world. Some of the most popular tourist spots of Costa Rica are Tabacon Hot Springs, Drake Bay, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Gulf of Nicoya, Tamarindo Beach and Manuel Antonio National Park. Central-America’s metropolitan capital San Jose is situated here. Tourist can enjoy caves, lakes, waterfalls and volcanoes at Costa Rica. . Arenal Volcano located at the east of Arenal Lake is an active one with small eruptions on a daily basis.

 

Belize is filled with scenic beauty, good climate, natural reserves, Mayan ruins safe waters and a barrier reef. Belize Barrier Reef is exciting for marine adventure enthusiasts. Ambergris Cay in Belize is the picturesque shorelines of Central-America and Caribbean. Visitors can enjoy caves, rainforest and wildlife in Punta Gorda which is the main city of the country. Santa Ana Volcano is a famous tourist spot of El Salvador and San Salvador which is the capital of the country lures tourists with its architectural beauty and history. The beautiful beaches of Costa del Sol, El Imposible National Parks, Montecristo natural preserves and Cerro Verde National Park with volcanoes and mountains are some of the other major tourist spots of the country.

 

Honduras attracts the tourists with its pristine beaches, remains of ancient civilization, natural reserves, cloud forests and botanical gardens. Ancient ruins in Copan attract tourists to Honduras and huge face sculptures are the major attraction among the ruins of Mayan civilization. Guatemala is famous for its Mayan ruins, Tikal with its archaeological discoveries of Mayan civilization and the country is spread out with 37 volcanoes on its highlands. Other popular tourist spots of the country are Mirador, Quirigua and Uaxactun which are famous for their ceremonial sites and temple pyramids. The colonial city of Granada, Mombacho Volcano, Lake Nicaragua, Managua and Corn Islands are some of the tourist spots of Nicaragua.

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