Islands On Earth: 9 Of Central America's Most Beautiful
Interestingly, you can catch numerous amazing things and places in Central America that can satisfy any particular budget and taste. Of course, your long list consists of the most beautiful islands as well. What could be more fantastic than beholding superb coral reefs around as well as snorkeling, swimming, and diving in the clear, crystal waters? And here is our list of 9 beautiful islands that you should visit no matter what reason is.
1. Coiba, Panama
Get a bird view of Coiba Island
Located in the Chiriquí Gulf of Panama, Coiba is known as the biggest island in Central America and once used as a prison. Today, it’s has become the Coiba National Park that is rich in terrestrial flora and fauna, unique marine, and the Eastern Pacific’s largest coral reef. You can find some eco-tours of fishing, scuba diving or bird watching. And if you’re lucky, you can be permitted to camp in its small ranger’s place.
2. Utila, Honduras
A stunning and corner of Utila's seaside
Covered by huge vast coral reefs with abundant undersea life, the beautiful tropical island of Utila is definitively the best place for those who want to escape from touristy cities. Stretching 11 km long, this beautiful island boasts its crystal, clear water, white sand beaches, comfortable weather all of the times, thousands of delicious restaurants and tons of small yet lovely hotels.
During your trip there, don’t miss relishing some exciting activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, cycling or just relaxing on the beach.
3. Roatán, Honduras
Take a cruise to view the beauty of Roatán
With white sand beaches, blue waters, and lush green forests, Roatán is described as one of the most beautiful islands of Honduras that are relatively not known by most. Covered by a shallow reef and some popular diving sites, you can catch impressive views of thousands of marine creatures when diving among the sea. Next, remember to set your feet to the west of the island to join a lively nightlife with the locals.
4. Ambergris Caye, Belize
Feel relaxed at one of the most beautiful islands in Belize, Ambergris Caye
Off the eastern shore of the Belize coast, Ambergris Caye is described as the top site for snorkelers and scuba divers. So, if water is your purpose, the largest island can give you more than you imagine. Some interesting activities that you can take part in are swimming, windsurfing, jet-skiing, sailing, and fishing.
Of course, bird watching, nature trekking, bicycling and discovering Maya ruin sites are attractive as well. Additionally, Ambergris Caye’s seaside offers a captivating range of piers and dive stores that provide tours to some dive spots, remote islands, and the popular Great Blue Hole.
5. Corn Islands, Nicaragua
View the crystal, clear water of Corn Islands
In a comparison with gorgeous islands on Earth, this site is truly an excellent treat for a true escape from the crowded cities. What makes two islands apart from the rest of the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua is lots of things to do with their distant nature, extraordinary attractions, and picturesque terrain.
The Little Corn always welcomes more travelers than its sister one; however, you never see hordes of visitors. Hence, everything will be perfect so that you can spend your vacation to kayak, paddle-board, enjoy trekking, walk the tightrope, and study about the locals’ life.
6. Isla Mujeres, Mexico
Spend a sunny afternoon on Isla Mujeres
Stretching only a quarter mile wide and five miles long, Isla Mujeres looks quite small in size. But its tourist infrastructure has developed quickly to satisfy the visitors. Some island’s highlights that you can savor include laid-back beach bars, the glorious Caribbean sun and sand, Garrafon Natural Reef Park, and fresh seafood. Interestingly, for your trip to Isla Mujeres in summer, you can watch lots of whale sharks. So, be quick to take a flight to Cancun and catch a ferry boat or catamaran to reach this paradise island soon.
7. Zapatillas Island, Panama
Zapatillas Island looks so beautiful from a bird view
Zapatillas boasts a beautiful island in Bocas del Toro, Panama with captivating azure water, white sand, and no one else around. It’s now under the protection of the Bastimentos National Marine Park and is totally undeveloped, appearing in the same natural condition as they have for million years ago.
Furthermore, this island is surrounded by a colorful reef in shallows that is perfect for snorkeling. Or in case you are looking for peace, seclusion or romance with a group of friends, Zapatillas won’t let you down for sure.
8. Isla Espíritu Santo, Mexico
Enjoying kayaking at Isla Espíritu Santo
A 23,800-acre of Isla Espíritu Santo is off the Baja Peninsula Sur coast that has been protected by UNESCO. Extending 3 miles wide and 11 miles long, this island is a set of inlets and bays that are crossed together to create pristine beaches and calm, crystal waters.
Moreover, Mother Nature has an open hand to bless Isla Espíritu Santo with isolated sand dunes, sheer red cliffs and a plenty of birds, marine life, amphibians, and reptiles. Since it’s desolate, sea lions, dolphins, turtles, and manta rays often come to this place as their home.
9. Caye Caulker, Belize
Get a whole view of Caye Caulker from a pier
With a comfortable atmosphere, affordable prices, and abundance of excellent restaurants and bars, Caye Caulker in Belize has quickly become a famous destination that entices lots of backpackers and visitors from all over the world.
For a couple of days, you should join some dive tours to explore Turneffe Atoll, Caye Caulker Marine Reserve, Hol Chan Marine Reserve, and the Great Blue Hole. And don’t forget to reach a beautiful narrow water canal, called “The Split” to swim or picnic.
With beautiful islands in Central America, it’s not hard to pick up your most favorite one, right? All you should do right now is to pack your bag and go to uncover interesting things in one of these destinations.