Un uncommon best of Central America list…

Planned 4 months, I stayed 6 months. Central America really surprised me. I have never expected that I like it that much. l have met so many really, really nice people, learnt a lot about myself and was impressed by the beautiful nature this part of the world has to offer. Volcanos, beaches, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and many more spectacles touched my heart.

I was surprised by all the beautiful colonial cities and found myself doing a lot of hiking and swimming in lakes, rivers, waterfalls and the ocean. This is not a very common best of list. Because of many reasons I cannot name one best of place, there are several…

The nicest country: Nicaragua because of its nice mix of everything

 

The friendliest local people: Nicaraguans, because they tell you when your bus is coming

 

The best nature: Semuc Champey, Guatemala and Costa Rica with its precious national park and wildlife

 

The best maya ruin: Tikal, Guatemala

 

The most developped and also most expensive country: Costa Rica, Cuba is not generally developped (only education and health system) but expensive too

 

The less developped and cheapest country: Nicaragua, a beer in a bar costs 1 USD…

 

The best dancers: Cubans

 

The best party place: Antigua, Guatemala

 

The best hike: Indian Nose, Lake Atitlan Guatemala and Cerro Chato, Volcano Arenal, Costa Rica

 

The nicest lake: Lago de Apoyo, Nicaragua

 

The best river: Rio Celeste, Costa Rica and El Salto in La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

 

The best colonial town: Granada, Nicaragua

 

 

The best museum: Museo de le Revolucion, León, Nicaragua

 

The best busride: Rivas – San Juan del Sur or many others on Chicken Buses

 

The funniest volcano experience: Volcanoboarding in Léon, Nicaragua

 

The best sport: Surfing in Nicaragua and a lot of hiking and dancing in general

 

The nicest market: Antigua, Guatemala

 

The best beach: Tulum, Mexiko

 

The most modern city: Panama-City

 

The best adventures: Driving at nighttime through Costa Rica, Cave tours in Lanquin, Guatemala and San Ignacio, Belize, Rafting and Tubing in Costa Rica and many everyday experience when travelling as a backpacker

 

The nicest man I’ve met: Andres, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

 

The most unexpected experience: falling in love in Costa Rica

 

The most horrible experience: middle ear infection in Panama with three days of non-stop raining

 

New nature experience: a lots of volcanos and wilflife with fascinating animals

 

The best animal experiences: Snorkling on Caye Caulker in Belize with stingrays and sharks and the sloths, monkeys, frogs and snakes I saw in Costa Rica

 

The best food: almost everywhere, a lot of rice and beans, mexican influence and heavy breakfasts and of course the fish in coconut sauce (almost Thai curry style) in Baracoa, Cuba

 

The nicest island: San Blas Islands, Panama

Missed: seing lava, diving

All the variety Central America has to offer, I can highly recommend that destination to other travellers, especially for people who did not travel yet to South America. Central America is a good start into the latino culture and probably a bit more organised, civilized and cleaner than many destinations in South America (Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia). I guess it is also much easier in Central America for those who don’t speak Spanish. What I also really like about travelling in Central America is that the most people you meet have some travel experience and are in their late 20′s or early 30′s. So what are you waiting for?

Ähnliche Artikel:

Antwort eingeben

< script type = "text/javascript" > //