With the Caribbean sea to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the West, the Isthmus of central America is small, but dense with beauty and biodiversity. The Mesoamerican biodiversity hotspot extends from northern Guatemala through to central Panama and boasts an incredible 7% of the World’s biodiversity. The narrow piece of land acts as a bottleneck, bringing together a huge number of migratory birds in spring and autumn. Central America is incredibly popular with eco tourists due to the abundance of wildlife and stunning landscapes. It is known especially for its snorkeling and scuba diving, surfing, beaches, and volcanoes.
For many of the countries in the region, the tourism industry in still growing and some of the most spectacular regions are relatively unknown. Honduras is a perfect example. This country is too often left off a traveller’s list due image as violent and unstable. In fact it has long shaken off the worst of its troubles and is rapidly becoming an ideal spot to visit. That not many people have clocked onto this fact makes it an ideal place to avoid the tourist traps. Tranquilseas Eco Lodge highlights all of the best parts of this country: surrounded by dark green jungle and sparkling ocean just waiting for divers. As Honduras is one of the cheapest countries in the region, this incredible ecolodge is just £45 per night! See the lodge here
Make the most of the sea, sun, and sand, and of course the incredible value for money. Relax in traditional bamboo houses, the sound of geckos and birds can lull you to sleep beneath the flutter of gauzy mosquito nets. Spend your days in the sun, swimming in sparkling oceans or exploring the luscious jungle. With stunning rainforests and incredible Mayan ruins there is plenty to explore.
Connect with nature:
Central America is known above all for its biodiversity. Camino travel offers specialised bird-watching tours. Areas where human-animal conflict is still an issue, rescue centres are springing up and for those ready to roll up their sleeves and get involved, there are opportunities to help out with these projects. Otherwise, take alternative safaris by bike, zip-line, or sea kayak.
Central America also proves that nature is better than any theme park. You can see jungles and cloud forests from every angle with zip-line sky treks in Costa Rica, scuba dive and snorkel in crystal waters alive with shimmering fish, and explore incredible Mayan ruins. The Costa Rica tours are especially perfect for a family. With a mix of adventure and leisure, people of any age will enjoy the tours and relaxing stays in gorgeous eco lodges, with everything taken care of for you!