Vacations in Central America: pyramids, jungles & vibrant cities
Central America thrills visitors with its vast rainforests , beautiful beaches, interesting cities, lively local festivals, good food and fascinating wildlife. From the beaches of Mexico to the cities of Panama, the land bridge between North and South America is a multi-faceted area that's perfect for adventurers. Read on to learn more about the must-visit spots in Central America.
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Guatemala or the land of the trees
Guatemala - translated as "Land of Trees" - is a relatively small country in Central America, unfortunately known mainly for its high crime rate. However, anyone who has ever been here will be able to confirm how beautiful and diverse this country is with its warm inhabitants and wonderful scenery. During a holiday in Guatemala you will find countless national parks as well as Mayan ruins, volcanic beaches, "Caribbean" lakes, a rich cultural offer and one of the most active volcanoes in the world.
Mexico has also become a popular holiday destination among Europeans over the past few years - and this is certainly due to the great combination of versatile factors that a holiday in Mexico has to offer: white beaches, delicious (spicy) food, interesting culture and open-minded hospitable people.
Active vacation in Nicaragua
In Nicaragua, the land of a thousand volcanoes, every holidaymaker gets his money's worth. Whether it's sun worshipers who want to relax with a coconut in their hand on a dream beach with a Caribbean feeling or adventurous people who would like to surf down an active volcano, everyone will be delighted by a holiday in Nicaragua .
Honduras, Caribbean feeling at a ridiculous price
Honduras, the small state in Central America, is still overlooked by tourists. Luckily! Because you can, while your holiday in Honduras , South America and the Caribbean get feeling at once ... and all at an extremely low price! In addition to the largest jungle in Central America and the second largest reef in the world, Honduras also has Caribbean dream beaches, absolute dive paradises, cool extreme sports activities and food that will make your mouth water.
Nature holiday in Belize
A holiday in Belize offers not only gorgeous beaches, turquoise waters and tropical rainforest. Belize is also an absolute diver's paradise as it houses the second largest barrier reef in the world. In addition, 40% of the country is protected, which promises unique landscapes. But also from a cultural point of view, Belize is an extremely interesting country and offers unique music and more than 1000 years old Mayan ruins.
Rum and reggae in Jamaica
Jamaica is a popular destination in the Caribbean not least because of its good air connections. By direct flight you land in the middle of paradise: Jamaica offers endless sandy beaches. Especially Negril in the far west of the island is a hotspot for divers and snorkelers and Jamaica has a unique nature to offer. Even party is capitalized on the island: With rum and reggae you can enjoy the casual lifestyle of the Jamaicans.
Our pirate tip: Among the natural highlights in Jamaica are the Dunn's River Falls at Ocho Rios and the Blue Mountain Peak, the highest mountain in Jamaica at 2,256 meters.
Cuba, the trend destination of the Caribbean
Cuba belongs to the Greater Antilles with the Dominican Republic, Jamaica and Puerto Rico. For decades, it was difficult for individual tourists to travel around the island. That has changed and Cuba is today an absolute trend target. The historic city of Havana takes you back in time:
- Fascinating colonial buildings that, barely renovated, retain their original charm
- Oldtimers who are on the road quite naturally, and
- Music on every street corner
make the capital of Cuba a great destination.
Incomparable are also Cuba's beaches, where you can find countless lonely bays.
Bahamas and the floating pigs
If you hear "Bahamas", first think of beautiful beaches, crystal clear water and of course on vacation. The whole paired with Caribbean weather and the feeling of joie de vivre and serenity that seems so peculiar to the people here. However, a holiday in the Bahamasoffers more than that, because here is an attraction that has slowly but surely stepped into the limelight and conquered the hearts of people in recent months - floating pigs. Incredible? As a matter of fact. True it is anyway. And these "swimming pigs" are now attracting a large number of tourists, who do not want to miss the spectacle acrobatically in the water of romping pigs.
Dominican Republic, Caribbean zest for life
Experience pure Caribbean joie de vivre during a vacation in the Dominican Republic . Relax on the most beautiful beaches of the Caribbean and get to know the culture and the interior of the island. In the north there is a mecca for kitesurfers while in the south the Caribbean Sea invites you to swim. For many Germans, a trip to the Dominican Republic is one thing above all else: a holiday with a sandy beach, sunshine guarantee and all-inclusive service. But the archipelago has so much more to offer.
The butterfly island Guadeloupe
Guadeloupe has not only dream beaches and turquoise waters to offer, but also culinary delights, an interesting culture and natural wonders, such as an active volcano or the largest nature reserve in the Caribbean ... and in the middle of Europe! Because Guadeloupe is an overseas department of France and thus belongs to Europe. A holiday in Curaçao is perfect for a Caribbean trip without much effort, such as changing money or a passport.
Dominica - holiday feeling as hot as a volcano
The island state of Dominica is part of the Lesser Antilles and lies between Guadeloupe and Martinique. Unofficially, Dominica is also called "the nature Island" because of its flora and fauna. Scenic Dominica stands out from many Caribbean islands, because you will find no white sandy beaches that are often associated with the Caribbean but gray-black beaches that come from the volcanic origin of the island. All in all there are nine volcanoes on the island, countless small and large waterfalls and dozens of hot springs in the middle of the jungle.
Grenada is also known as spice island and supplies one third of the world's need for nutmeg, but also cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf, ginger, vanilla, saffron, turmeric, black and red pepper also cocoa grow here. An impressive plant world is here for sure. However, a holiday on Grenada has much more to offer than the beautiful island charms every guest with its rainforests, mountains, volcanic lakes, rushing waterfalls and absolute Caribbean dream beaches. A real paradise for relaxing, hiking, sailing, experiencing, discovering, enjoying and and and.
Holidays in Costa Rica - Exoticism!
During your vacation in Costa Rica, you can experience a richness of nature, as it is rarely found anywhere else in the world. The country in Central America borders Nicaragua to the north and is bordered to the south by Panama. To the east lies the Caribbean and to the west the Pacific. Costa Rica has made a name for itself above all as a progressive country. And you also benefit from this on a trip to Costa Rica: Many areas are well developed for tourism and score high in comfort. In addition, Costa Rica is committed to sustainability and nature - about a quarter of the more than 50,000 square kilometers of land is under nature protection. In the Central American country almost 5 million inhabitants are at home.
Holidays in Panama: from the Caribbean coast to Panama City
City or Jungle, Caribbean or Pacific Coast? In Panama, you do not have to choose between either-or.
With its 3.9 million inhabitants, Panama is one of the smallest countries in the region - from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific, you drive just 80 kilometers across the country.
Fantastic beaches, rugged volcanic landscapes, exotic rainforests and a vibrant metropolis: this is Panama, the insider tip in Central America.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines - A holiday destination even more magical than the name itself
South of St. Lucia and north of Grenada is the island state of St. Vincent and the Grenadines . As the name suggests, the country is not just a single island. In addition to the main island St Vincent, the 32 islands of the northern Grenadines belong to the island state. Scenic Dominica stands out from many Caribbean islands. Here you will not find the white sandy beaches that are often associated with the Caribbean. From the volcanic rock, the beaches are gray-black, which has a very special charm.
With Calypso in the ear under the palm trees of Trinidad & Tobago
On the two islands that make up the island state of Trinidad & Tobago , you will find an incredible diversity of flora and fauna alongside the origins of Calypso music. Adding to this mixture still beautiful white sandy beaches, good food and Caribbean flair on every corner you are on a dream vacation - and on Trinidad & Tobago.