Fascinating Central American Beaches
Every time I think of the beaches of Central America, sugar soft white sands, ocean waters and swaying palm trees come to my mind. In fact, this is a very typical image, especially on the Caribbean coast, but Central American beaches, including Pacific coast beaches, also throw up rough surf breaks and vast swathes of black sand.
Maya Beach, Belize
One of the great beach towns in Belize, Placencia offers one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. There’s some development here, but there are no main sprawling resorts. Maya Beach is on a strip between the Caribbean Sea and the Placencia Lagoon, the sand is cashmere soft and the water is clear and blue. If you are looking for the beaches of Central America and you like the idea of Belize, then Maya Beach will be the best choice!
Playa Balandra, Mexico
As you know, Mexico boasts the most beautiful beaches in the world. With more than 450 beaches spread between the Caribbean and Pacific coasts, it’s difficult to choose the best one. Surrounded by mountains,Playa Balandra in La Paz boasts the warm water and the fine and soft sand. What I like the most is that you can walk out into the turquoise blue water for pretty long distance.
The Pacific coast of Honduras boasts a lot of beautiful beaches, but they are windswept and with huge surf. While the fabulous beaches of the Bay Islands are among the best beaches of Central America, the beaches of Honduras’ Caribbean coast are really amazing! If you appreciate the relaxed, calm and laid-back lifestyle Trujillo is perfect, of course, if you do not mind the three hour bus ride to reach it.
Hawaii Beach, Guatemala
Hawaii Beach is one of the most famous black sand beaches of Guatemala. Along with neighbor Monterrico, it’s located in a nature reserve area, and there’s an animal sanctuary nearby that focuses mainly on the turtle conservation. Although most places in Guatemala are being developed to draw more tourists, Hawaii has a focus on ecotourism. It’s a perfect place to relax and simply enjoy your life.
Punta Chame, Panama
The wonderful Punta Chame is one of Central America’s best kept secrets. Situated on a peninsula approximately 90 minutes from Panama City, it’s the dreadful road leading to the beach that, probably, keeps it from being the perfect place for most tourists. Considering the distance from the city and its beauty, this is certainly a beach to be savored.