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Best Beaches in Central America??

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1. Posted by fruitcake (Budding Member 10 posts) 10y

Alright all!!

can anyone name the best beach(es)in central america to swing in a hammock - pina colada in one hand, cuban cigar in the other..


2. Posted by glennsv (Budding Member 7 posts) 10y


I think you should check out the beaches of Panama in Bocas Del Toro. Can only remember the name of one of them - Red Frog Beach, but there are loads of them. They're marvellous! Have phun ;-D

3. Posted by TrekSouth (Budding Member 32 posts) 10y

If you looking for great beaches I would start in Costa Rica. I was recently down there on the Nicoya peninsula, down around mal pais, and I have to say the beaches there could probably rival any in the world.
Not very many tourists, very clean, and absolutly beautiful.

4. Posted by Tonytravel (Full Member 87 posts) 10y

I personally love Varadero in Cuba, paradise like beaches and amazing night life. Cayo Coco is also fantastic, quieter though.
Those are my favourites, all the Cayos and Varadero.
You'll certainly hold a cuban cigar in one hand and a Daiquiri on the other! Buen viaje

5. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 10y

Personally, I really liked the beach at San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua, you sure will enjoy your piƱa colada there ;). Friends of mine are raving about beaches on Corn Island. It's a little bit out of the way though.In Panama, the beaches around San Blas are supposed to be fantastic, too.

6. Posted by stokesy (Budding Member 76 posts) 10y

I too would recommend baca del tores archipeligo, also playa tamarindo and manuel antonio in costa rica and of course cayr caulker isle of the coast of belize, about 1mile long filled with lovely people and the fantastic reef to snorkel around, stokesy

7. Posted by ella13 (Full Member 64 posts) 10y

little corn island in nicaragua is paradise.

it is out of the way to get to but the beaches are gorgeous, you can pick mangoes and pineapples and starfruit off trees to eat and there are not many people there.

and the diving is amazing. people see sharks all the time.

you can either fly there from managua which is quite expensive ($160 US two ways i think... or $103 US one way) or you can take a bus/boat/boat trip from managua which is about US$80 two ways.

definitely worth it - am so glad i took a week to go there!

8. Posted by Benito2k (Budding Member 37 posts) 9y

Quoting stokesy

Iof course cayr caulker isle of the coast of belize, about 1mile long filled with lovely people and the fantastic reef to snorkel around, stokesy

Caye Caulker is a fantastic place, but there's no beach, as such! Good snorkelling and diving, though.

9. Posted by liebeideoo (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

There is only one answer to this question: !!!

This place is a surfcamp at the pacific coast of Guatemala. It is located in a small village called El Paredon. When you go there you can get almost your own beach!!! It will be just you (and maybe max. 8 other people) at the beach, some nice comfortable hammocks and funny surfing locals (of the national team of Guate!) who will drink some beers/alcohol and party around with you during nighttime!

So go for it!! If you are in Guatemala you only have to call:
(00502) 53816615 and you will get the owner Adolfo Cruz on the other side of the phone to make your arrangment!

10. Posted by lidieth (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

I personally like El Salvador's volcanic beaches!!! The waters are hella warm! Thanks to the many volcanoes people have such great surf in El Salvador! The waves are quick and long, sooo much fun! and the coolest thing is that the beaches are not crowded!