Located in the rainforest of the Petén province in northern Guatemala, Tikal was one of the largest cities of the ancient Maya civilization. Archaeologists estimate that, at its peak, Tikal’s population ranged from 50,000 to 100,000. Among the many Mayan sites in Central America, Tikal is perhaps the most impressive because of its jungle setting with impressive temples peeking through the canopy. Visitors can climb to the top of some of the pyramids and get panoramic views from above the treetops.
Located in central Costa Rica, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is one of the country’s most coveted tourist destinations due to its stunning natural beauty and abundance of activities including zip lining and canopy tours. However, the reserve is most famous for its extraordinary biodiversity: Around 400 species of birds, more than 100 species of mammals including howler and capuchin monkeys and 1,200 species of amphibians and reptiles. Along with the mega-diversity of wildlife, there are 2,500 species of plants, 420 of which are orchids.
10 tourist sites in the americas
Panama is one of the countries located on the isthmus that joins Central and South America and is by no means an unknown. However, not everyone sees it as a potential tourist destination. A big mistake. We are talking about one of the most beautiful countries of the continent, where we can enjoy great cities, but above all, nature in its purest state. If you are looking for relaxation and luxury, Bocas del Toro has it all for you: paradisiacal beaches, unforgettable landscapes and a peace that you will not enjoy in other areas of the Caribbean.
Back to Central America. Costa Rica is known worldwide as one of the most beautiful and amazing countries on our planet, where nature reaches its maximum splendor. However, how many times do we think of it for a vacation? Leaving it aside, we are making a big mistake and the biggest losers are ourselves. There are several national parks where you can get lost and fall in love, such as Manuel Antonio or Marino Ballena. The Osa Peninsula has a special mention, beauty at its best.
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Check out this article where we talked about the best travel apps. Here you will find translators, interactive maps and many tools to make your route through Central America a real pleasure. The more you plan, the less you will have to improvise once there.
Where to travel in Central America
So close and yet so far at the same time. If you’ve never thought about it, it’s time to get to know these 5 Central American countries you must visit. Its profound nature, historical legacy, extreme activities and affordable prices make Central America one of the most relevant regions for Latin American travelers.
One of the most beautiful destinations in Central America is undoubtedly Semuc Champey, this oasis located in the Guatemalan jungle is a true natural paradise, surrounded by cicadas, clear waters and breathtaking landscapes. This destination is ideal for traveling with the family, with your partner or even with friends. The great variety of ecosystems in Semuc Champey will leave you with your mouth open.
The Blue Hole is a true paradise; this circular formation has a depth of 123 m and in the Ice Age was the entrance to some caves, but at the end of the glaciation these were flooded and formed this natural wonder that captivates everyone who visits it. Immerse yourself and enjoy one of Mother Earth’s greatest gifts. The Blue Hole is considered one of the most beautiful places to dive due to the great variety of marine species in the area, such as the black tiger, turtles, sea sponges and even some types of sharks.