Here we introduce you to the best Central American countries to visit. Did you know that Central America is made up of 7 countries? If you are looking to get out of the house and enjoy a lovely vacation in Central America, you are in the right place. We have put together this guide to share the best Central American countries to visit.

Keep reading to learn more to help you decide where you want to visit first.

1. Costa Rica

Costa Rica

This has been a favorite destination for many Americans traveling to Central America. If you love wildlife and natural landscapes then you will have endless picture-perfect opportunities visiting Costa Rica.

While you vacation in Costa Rica you can enjoy horseback riding, zip-lining, white water rafting, and plenty more adventure sports. Besides everything you can do while you are visiting Costa Rica, it is also one of the safest Central American countries.

Keep in mind that this is also one of the most expensive countries in Central America so make sure to budget accordingly.

2. Guatemala

There is plenty to see and do in Guatemala as well. From the high mountain roads to the beautiful towns to the massive volcanoes you will definitely be in awe, to say the least. One of the great things about Guatemala is that it is pretty affordable and you can stretch your money when compared to prices in Costa Rica.

3. Nicaragua


If you love history then make sure to check out the city of Leon, which is a colonial city full of charm. You can also visit Granada, another colonial town full of things to do. For those that love the coast then make sure to stop by the small surf town of San Juan del Sur.

4. Panama


Who has not heard of the Panama canal? Although Panama is well known for its famous canal there is also plenty of jungle wildlife to enjoy. A great place to visit is Soberania where you can spot plenty of animals in their habitat.

If you love checking out cities then Panama City is a well-developed city in the area and very modern. It is a very crowded city and we do not recommend driving yourself if you are not used to driving in traffic.

5. Belize

This country is located below the Yucatan Peninsula. One of the great things is that it is an English-speaking country so you will not have to worry about using a translating app or learning Spanish.

In Belize, you can experience everything from coastlines to tropical jungles. There is a large mix of cultures as well making for a great experience while you are eating out.

Now You Know the Best Central American Countries to Visit

We hope that now that you know the best Central American countries to visit, you can make an informed decision and get your flights, hotels, and bags packed.

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