Top 3 best unique places to visit in Central America to have an unforgettable trip
Central America can be called a ‘bridge’ between North American and South American continents. From political point of view this region comprises 7 independent states: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama and El Salvador. For the average man these countries are associated with two things: pristine nature and wildlife, and ancient civilizations. And he is completely right. Travelers from all over the world come here to enjoy breathtaking landscapes and puzzle over mysteries of former inhabitants of these lands. Make sure to put the following 3 best places to visit in Central America on your travel bucket list.
#1 Lake Nicaragua (Nicaragua)
Do you like movies about killer sharks as much as I do? Then you should definitely visit Lake Nicaragua, the only freshwater lake in the world inhabited by sharks. This lake of tectonic origin is the largest in Central America and, maybe, one of the most dangerous lakes in the world, as the bull sharks that live and hunt in its waters are known for their aggressive behavior. So, swimming in Lake Nicaragua is not a very good idea, but you can enjoy solitude and picturesque view on Ometepe Island.
#2 Caves Branch (Belize)
Belize can boast the largest cave system in Central America. Caves Branch have been formed by Caves Branch River due to erosion. This unique cave system consists of 3 caves called: Footprint, Waterfall and Petroglyph. They were named after objects you can find inside each of them. It is believed that these caves served Maya people as the place for rituals and ceremonies. Tourists are able to ride a boat along Caves Branch and even bathe in the river.
#3 El Boquerón Park (El Salvador)
El Salvador is a small, but very rich in natural wonders country. El Boquerón is a national park situated on the top of San Salvador Volcano (also called Quezaltepeque). The last eruption of the volcano happened in 1917, and now it is considered extinct. The main attraction of the park is a crater of volcano buried in verdure. Travelers can enjoy hiking and bicycle tours to the crater. There is nothing mysterious or dangerous about this destination, but it amazes tourists with unique flora and fauna, and spectacular landscapes, which makes El Boquerón Park one of the best places to visit in Central America.
Visit these superb places in Central America, and your life will never be the same again. As Henry Miller said, “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things”.