Top Central American Beaches

Central America has some of the most stunning beaches n the world, with warm blue waters, powdery white to golden-colored sands, and coconut palms that sway in the wind. Plus they have some of the coolest folks and the warmest hospitality around!

There are several reasons to go to Tulum: natural tropical beauty and remnants of history, The beach is situated near the Tulum Mayan ruins, an ancient city 130 kilometers south of Cancun. Apart from the ruins, the beach is worth the visit too! Long stretches of soft white sands, turquoise waters, stunning rock formations, and lush tropical vegetation make Tulum a must-visit location for beach lovers.

Located in the Roatan Islands, the biggest of Honduras’ Bay Islands, the West Bay beach is a beautiful beach, from the powdery sands, crystal clear waters, and exciting and colorful undersea life. If you don’t want to get into the water yet, the beach has several recliners where you can lie down and relax and read a book, or just enjoy the fantastic beach views in front of you.

Bocas del Toro seems to be the ultimate playground for every beach bum! Its offshore archipelago has untouched islets and white sand, which would make every beach bum’s dream come true of being on a desert island. Its strong currents make it ideal for surfers, and its colorful reefs, tropical fish, and other marine life is a must for every passionate scuba diver.

Nosara (Playa Guiones) is a seaside village in Costa Rica, on the Pacific Coast. It is a stunning beach with rolling waves where surfers will have lots of fun doing their own thing. Long stretches of white sands and friendly folks will make visitors in Nosara feel at home away from home.

For those who want to have pure relaxation by the beach, surrounded by natural wonders of sun, sea, and sand, seek for paradise located in the small peninsula in Belize, the Placencia. Do some sports like scuba diving, kayaking, and snorkeling to discover underwater riches and beauty. Climb a coconut tree to chop and drop a fruit for some extra exercise. You’ve gotta love the exquisite Balinese-inspired lodgings!

Playa Conchal is another gorgeous beach, rated as the finest in the region. Its soft white sands are made of millions of crushed shells. Enjoy its warm turquoise waters for swimming, diving, rafting, and snorkeling. You can also camp out on the beach, which adds to the fun of staying at Playa Conchal.

Compared to its more rambunctious nearby counterpart Playa Tamarindo, the Playa Hermosa is more quiet and secluded. Parking is limited at Playa Hermosa so the best way to get there is by foot. It may not look too touristy because the sand is volcanic and black, but it’s quite clean. The strong enough waves make the beach ideal for novice surfers.

Playa Manuel Antonio’s popularity has never flagged in many decades due to its white-sand beaches, mostly uncultivated wildlife away from the coastline, and excellent services and amenities to tourists. The rainforest is still well-preserved, and you can see many species of mammals and birds.

Recently, Costa Rica has attained popularity as an excellent seaside destination, but thankfully, that popularity has never affected many of the country’s more remote beaches. One of them is the Playa Santa Teresa, which has vast stretches of white sand fringed by coconut palm and almond trees. The lush, 7-acre FlorBlanca resort and its breezy, elegant villas will leave your senses heightened at the same time relaxed.

For those who want to experience Caribbean tropical beauty and fun without spending a lot, Roatan’s beaches will more than just satisfy you. The crystal clear waters and velvety white sands are home to numerous wild creatures, including the rare whale shark. The nightlife is bright and festive too — all for a competitive price!

Samara Beach

Trip Advisor has named Samara Beach as one of the best beaches in 2013 so that accreditation is already one reason for you to go there. It has long stretches of white sand and gentle waters that possess amazing concentrations of coral reefs. The green hills and lush forests make you feel like you’re on a deserted island. Hotels and other lodgings are available with bed and breakfast, homes for rent, shops, restaurants, bars, and other entertainment venues.

San Juan del Sur

The heady combination of natural, cultural, and colonial charm have made Nicaragua a great tourist destination, and deservingly so. One of the popular tourist spots is the San Juan del Sur beach. Go the beautiful Piedras y Olas Hotel & Resort which looks over the fishing village lined with golden-colored shores facing the Pacific Ocean. With white houses and beautiful tropical gardens, San Juan del Sur proves to be an irresistible piece of paradise.

With its strong currents, Playa Tamarindo in Costa Rica (located in the Nicoya Peninsula) is suitable for surfing as well as for swimming and other beach activities. Playa Tamarindo’s status as one of the country’s best beaches remains untarnished, having lots more to offer both during the day and at night, on the sea and away from it. Playa Tamarindo is quite a magnet for tourists, but it also provides access to the more isolated beaches nearby such as Manzanillo and Playa Hermosa.