Adventures in Central America
Original post: Another World Adventures
Dreaming of adventures? You’re in the right place. We’re thinking about adventures in Central America today as part of our #adventure365 series.
Packed with rich culture, biodiverse and scenic landscapes, jungles, jaw-dropping volcanos, cobble-stoned colonial cities, ancient ruins, sun-kissed beaches, abundant wildlife and more active adventures than you can shake a stick at, Central America is an adventure-seekers dream.
What’s more, January is a perfect time to if you’re looking for adventures in Central America. The seven countries that make up the region – Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama are the focus for today’s #Adventure365 inspiration because they really are some of the top ‘must see’ places on earth.
Choose between travelling the Pan American Highway, discovering ancient Mayan ruins and pyramids, experiencing the majesty of rainforests and the stunning biodiversity (there are 700 species of reptiles alone!), exploring the mysterious Darien Gap, or trekking to one (or more) of the 70 volcanoes whose summits peak above the cloud line.
Your biggest challenge will almost certainly be deciding what to do!
Here are five incredible adventures in Central America to help you on your way:
If you love mixing up the activities a bit then this bike and hike active Cuba adventure combines outdoor sports and stunning scenery with all the must-see cultural highlights
You’ll see the best of the rich and diverse land of Costa Rica on a fantastic coast to coast cycling trip, pedalling past rainforest, volcanoes and stunning sections of coastline with a great group of like-minded adventurous spirits
This multi-country experience will have you cycling from the colonial hub of Granada to bustling Panama City, discovering Costa Rica’s steamy rainforests, La Fortuna’s Arenal Volcano and the island paradise of Bocas del Toro from two wheels.
Surf El Salvador with experienced local surf guides who will take you to El Salvador’s most beautiful beaches and world famous epic right hand point breaks whether you’re an experienced surfer or a complete newbie – and, for days when the waves are low you can take advantage of loads of land adventures like kayaking, hiking, cultural tours, yoga and much more.
Exploring the footsteps of Cuba’s traditional vaqueros (cowboys) riding across landscapes that have changed little in centuries and camping each night under the stars. You’ll journey through the foothills of the Alturas Pizzarosas, taking in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Viñales Valley and Cuba’s most famous tobacco growing region in the process.
Discover more Central America adventures on Another World Adventures