Visiting Central America
Central America may occupy a relatively small area, but its diverse population and rich blend of cultures make it an outstanding destination. From world-class surfing to rainforests, wildlife and indigenous tribes like the Maya – you can experience it all here. Spanish and African influences abound in the region’s language, cuisine and architecture. Visitors can expect to explore anything from grand colonial plazas and cobbled streets, to Aztec remains and volcanoes.
Try your hand at surfing in Costa Rica, diving the ‘Blue Hole’ in Belize or swimming with whale sharks at Utila in Honduras – there are endless activities to keep you in the water. Also, don’t miss the stunning national park at the Isla de Coiba in Panama, where you’ll discover an array of whale and dolphin species. A world of adventure awaits you on your charter yacht holiday to this fascinating destination.
Central America is a region of North America that’s situated between the southern border of Mexico and the northwest border of Colombia, in South America. It spans an area of over 520,000 square kilometres and is made up of seven countries, including: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. Much of Central America is mountainous, and the area is home to a chain of volcanoes that line the Pacific coast. The climate features distinct wet and dry seasons; with rainfall varying dramatically according to time of year.
All of the region’s countries are generally hot and humid all-year-round, with daily highs of 27° Celsius. Central America’s hurricane season lasts from June to October. The region has richly diverse flora and fauna; its forests are highly populated with birds, insects and reptiles. Rainforest can also be found to the low-lying eastern part of the region. As a result of these factors, Central America is a fantastic destination for outdoor enthusiasts. With trekking opportunities, wildlife, beautiful islands and rainforest in abundance – who could want for more?
Bay Islands, Honduras: This group of islands offers outstanding snorkelling and diving. Its reefs form part of the second-biggest barrier reef on the planet and are brimming with marine life – from rays to sea turtles.
Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: This section of the Caribbean coast boasts great diving, colourful island culture, Colonial architecture and a rich history. Visit the fascinating Maya ruins, for example, or anchor up at one of the sleepy villages.
The Galapagos Islands, Ecuador: For nature-lovers who don’t shy away from a little adventure, there’s nowhere quite like the Galapagos. With its unique landscape, this is not your typical island paradise. But, to take a trip here is to fully immerse yourself in the animal kingdom.
Caye Caulker, Belize: Experience this tiny island, where above all laid-back is a way of life. Discover its superb barrier reef, crystal-clear waters and delicious seafood – and feel yourself slowing down.
Eco-tourism in Costa Rica: If nature is your thing, then Costa Rica won’t disappoint. So, sail its beautiful waters, then hike ashore to volcanoes or deep into its luscious rainforests. Encounter everything from toucans to sloths, and experience the essence of ‘la vida pura’!
Panama City: If you’re longing for some urban buzz, then Panama City will provide the hustle and bustle you desire. Chaotic and cosmopolitan in equal measure, anchor up and enjoy a different pace. Visit its stunning Teatro Nacional and after that take in one of its many museums.
Central America makes for a great all-round charter yacht holiday destination. Having your own yacht will allow you to access to an incredible range of tropical land and seascapes. Contact Allonautilus to discuss your options and book your charter yacht holiday to Central America today!