Central America is preparing to welcome travelers to a haven of hot sun, warm sands and exhilarating adventures – and there are plenty of surprises, hidden delights and enchanting secrets to discover as travelers will see on newly Secret Central America‘s newly launched travel portal. This winter, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Belize and Honduras beckon visitors – once it’s safe to travel to Central America. Not to mention, each boasts an array of unforgettable sights and activities perfect for families, couples and groups of friends seeking a much-needed escape into the sun. And starting October 1, you can discover all that Belize has to offer when the country reopens for leisurely travel.
Belize is paradise for divers, swimmers, snorkelers and sea kayakers; its glittering waters of the Caribbean Sea attract sun-worshippers from around the world. While snowbirds flock to this Central American gem during the winter, Belize has enough year-round discoveries to go around. The Instagram-worthy Blue Hole Natural Monument is a must-see: here, mesmerizing azure waters, reef sharks and plenty of nearby caves lure newbie and expert divers alike. Glover’s Reef Atoll is just as beautiful, comprising a series of islands perched atop a submerged mountain ridge; wildlife on show includes stingrays, turtles and colourful fish. However, for a more intense thrill, pay a visit to Shark Ray Alley, where the moody predators circle among coral and other marine life; or, tube float along the river winding through Nohoch Ch’en Caves, deep beneath the earth’s surface.
Read more on Secret Central America’s coverage for winter destinations below.