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April 2, 2019
Zack Creach

Why Your Next Plane Ticket Should Be to Central America

If you’re trying to decide where your next vacation should be, you really should consider Central America. With lush landscapes, a myriad of plant and animal life, a dizzying number of things to do – or plenty of beaches to just relax and do nothing at all on – it’s time to plan your visit before everyone else does. Here’s a look at some of the reasons why your next plane ticket should be to Central America.

World’s Second-Largest Coral Reef


Second only to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the Belize Barrier Reef offers some of the world’s best diving and snorkeling opportunities. The reef is nearly 200 miles long, stretching from Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula down to Honduras.

There’s even more incentive to check out the reef now as it was removed last year from UNESCO’s World Heritage List in Danger. Destruction, non-sustainable building projects and offshore oil exploration all had a direct hand in why it was initially added to the list in 2009. If that’s not enough temptation, the Belize Barrier Reef is also home to the world-famous Great Blue Hole, considered by some to be one of the top dive sites in the world.

Adventure Abounds

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Adrenaline junkies will find no shortage of things to do in Central America. If you aren’t a diver or into other watersports, there is plenty of fun to be had in the rainforest jungles of Central America. You can go waterfall rappelling or cave tubing in Belize, volcano boarding in Nicaragua, ziplining or whitewater rafting in Costa Rica and surfing in El Salvador, just to name a few.