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7 Amazing Sights to See in Central America!

Despite Mexico’s soaring popularity as a holiday destination, the rest of Central America seems to have fallen by the wayside. Years of turmoil may have put visitors off, but there are so many sites to see from the Caribbean coast to the Pacific Ring of Fire that have gone unnoticed. Here are 7 places to add to your bucket list.

Semuc Champey, Lanquin, Guatemala

Nestled in the mountains of Guatemala’s Alta Veraspaz region, Semuc Champey really is a sight to behold. A natural water park of clear, cold pools, winding caves and gentle rivers, you could easily spend a couple of days here. Take a tour through the Lanquin cave system and tube down the river before climbing the mountainside to take in the view.

Semuc Champey

Tikal, near Flores, Guatemala

Whilst Chichen Itza holds the title of most famous Mayan site, Tikal is arguably the most impressive. Once a sprawling city, it is now a mass of deep jungle with stone temples perforating the canopy. There are so brilliant local guides who will show all the secrets of the place – from the acoustics of the temples to the trees used to create weapons.

Tikal

Copan, Honduras

Copan is another Mayan site worthy of more visitors. Once ruled over by Mayan ruler and fan of the arts 18 Rabbit, Copan is home to some incredible works of Mayan sculpture from detailed stelae to the amazing Hieroglyphic staircase.

Copan

The Great Blue Hole, Belize

Famous amongst divers, The Great Blue Hole is an underwater sinkhole some 300m across. Situated in the middle of Lighthouse Reef it offers great snorkeling opportunities, too, and a chance to meet some very friendly stingrays.

Blue Hole

Ik Kil Cenote, Yucatan, Mexico

There are thousands of cenotes in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, but this one is something special. A cenote is formed when the roof of a cave collapses, exposing the pool inside, and Ik Kil is a perfect example of this. Stairs lead down to the pool, and you can swim beneath the lush vegetation growing from the walls.

Ik Kil Cenote

Leon, Nicaragua

Nicaragua is a country with a turbulent past, and nowhere is this more visible than in the city of Leon. It was originally built in 1524 but abandoned some 100 years later after a series of earthquakes decimated the region. Modern Leon lies 30km from this original site, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Leon, Nicaragua

Pacaya Volcano, Antigua, Guatemala

Whilst the city of Antigua in Guatemala offers plenty for travelers to see and do, one cannot miss a hike to the summit of active volcano Pacaya – that is, if it isn’t erupting. At ‘quiet’ times, local guides lead groups to the crater and if the volcano is behaving well, you can even poke the lava with a long stick. If not, then the climb is worth it for the views alone.

Pacaya Volcano

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25 Best Spring Break Destinations – Coastal Travel Vacations

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Los Cabos, Mexico

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It is called a dual destination because the region has two distinct personae. First it has the tranquil San Jose Del Cabo where Residents were able to retain its authentic Mexican town vibes and guests can enjoy the intimate restaurants, the boutiques, and the view of the mission church. The other side, Cabo San Lucas, is the main party central. It has a lot of funky bars and the Luxury Avenue mall near the marina. It is close to the U.S and has been greatly influenced by it.

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Finger Lakes, New York

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Finger Lakes offers charming villages, one-of-a-kind museums, waterfalls, parks, and places to shop and explore. Finger Lakes is also home to around 100 wineries which you can visit by going on one of their many winery tours.

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Jeffersonville, Indiana

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Guests are sure to experience the seasons and the wonders of the mountain landscape at Jeffersonville, Vermont. The destination offers a relaxing vibe complete with ski and snowmobile activities. Visitors can hike, bike, fish in a milder weather and enjoy some cross-country skiing.

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St. Croix, Virgin Islands

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St. Croix, US Virgin Islands is known for being the home of the popular hibiscus flower. Guests are able to enjoy the perfect white-sandy beaches, flashy flora, and one of a kind Caribbean architecture.

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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

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Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic is a place beaming with tourists. It has rolling coastlines, virgin forests and lots of golden beaches. It also boasts of a rich blend of culture and place with yearly jazz celebrations and festivals coupled with genuine cuisines.

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Chicago, Illinois

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Today, Chicago, Illinois is a neo-urban marvel. Vacationers are able to explore the age-old homes juxtaposed with new high rises above the 19th century mansions located on Prairie Avenue. Chicago also boasts of a great night life, the stadiums, museums as well as the cultural centers.

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Zion National Park, Utah

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For those vacationers who want to relax and enjoy nature this is the location for you. Zion National Park features red cliffs, lush sprawling valleys as well as narrow slot canyons. The entire vacation can be spent on a quaint cabin porch, watching the sunset and waking up the next day to mystical tranquility from the forested area.

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Las Vegas, Nevada

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Nature is nice and all but sometimes, spring breakers just want to cut loose and have some wild fun. In this case Las Vegas is the place to go. The place is filled with just about anything imaginable from casinos to live music. Vegas pretty much has it all.

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San Luis Obispo, California

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San Luis Obispo is a thriving town, and is considered to be one of the oldest towns in the area. With restored houses this old town offers charming boutiques with upscale restaurants. San Luis also offers great places for hiking, mountain biking, wind surfing and kite boarding.

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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

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San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua is the place to see tropical wildlife and experience the vibe of popular surfing spots. Vacationers can enjoy the year round warm waters and relaxing beaches. If the mood calls for something more adventurous, you can go deep fishing for blue marlin, snapper and yellow tuna.

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Oakhurst, California

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Oakhurst is considered to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site that allows millions of visitors per year however the town itself has roughly 2,800 residents. If you’re looking for a tranquil small town located near an abundance of nature, this is the town for you.

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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Another popular spot for those who are looking for a natural escapade; Tamarindo Costa Rica is loved by tourists due to the wildlife parks, nature preserves and fishing communities that contain a multitude of animal species.

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Orlando, Florida

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Orlando boasts in being the home to arguably the world’s most famous theme park, Disney World. Other attractions include Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure; water parks, downtown night clubs and golf courses. It’s hard not to find something to do in Orlando.

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Niagara Falls, Ontario

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If you have never been to the Niagara Falls, you owe it to yourself to set aside a spring break and visit this marvel of the world. Known for its incredible beauty; Niagara falls is actually the combination of three waterfalls; Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls.

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Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Florida

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This place is surrounded with bright Blue Ocean which is ideal for deep fishing. One of the most popular spots to visit in the area is the Anglins Fishing Pier which is the best place to catch a snapper or a mackerel. Scuba diving is also a favorite activity in the area where visitors can see spiny lobsters, sea fans as well as tropical fish.

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22 Epic Places That You Didn’t Know Existed!!

The world is full of wonders… wonders we know about (the Grand Canyon) and those we might not (see below). But it’s important to note that this earth we all live on is an insanely beautiful place. In case you don’t have the time (or funds) to visit these spectacular places, we thought we’d do you a solid and show you them anyway.

Herewith…

The Sossusvlei pan’s Dune 45
Visit these Namibian dunes–often referred to as the highest in the world–
either early in the morning or at sunset when the heat is less intense.
sossusvlei dune 45


Sótano de las Golondrinas (Cave of Swallows), Mexico

Adventure seekers can BASE jump into this open-air cave, some 1,200 feet down.
cave of swallows


Tane Mahuta (lord of the forest), New Zealand

New Zealand’s largest living kauri tree can stand up to 167 feet tall.
tane mahuta


Great Australian Bight

Like the Cliffs of Dover, but not, these cliffs stretch roughly 720 miles along Australia’s southern coast.
great australian bight


Rub’ Al-Khali (Empty Quarter), Oman

The world’s largest area of continuous sand measures around 250,000 square miles and covers four countries.
rub alkhali


Ushuaia, Argentina

Commonly known as southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia is the jumping off point for Antarctic explorers.
ushuaia argentina


Oymyakon, Russia

The world’s coldest inhabited place is nicknamed “Pole of Cold.”
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Gangkhar Puensum Mountain, Bhutan

The highest point in Bhutan, this mountain is often referred to as the world’s highest unclimbed mountain.
gangkhar puensum mountain bhutan


Socotra, Yemen

An archipelago of islands 220 miles off Yemen, the island is among the most biodiverse on the planet.
There are nine species of the dragon’s blood tree (seen here) on the island.
socotra yemen


Tunnel of Love, Ukraine

Measuring in at roughly 1.8 miles long, this tunnel sits deep in the forests of Ukraine.
tunnel of love ukraine


Red Beach, Panjin, China

This red-hue on this “beach” is actually created by the seaweed Sueda, which starts growing in spring,
stays green in summer and then turns this maroon-y color come fall. The beach is located within the
biggest wetland and reed marsh in the world.
tunnel of love ukraine


Bamboo Forest, Japan

In Kyoto’s Arashiyama district sits this unique forest of super tall bamboo in Sagano.
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This street
in Bonn, Germany

For roughly 2-3 weeks a year, the cherry blossoms bloom in Bonn, creating a rosy canopy on this street.

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Wisteria Tunnel at Kawachi Fuji Gardens, Japan

Ok, so it’s manmade, and you can only really see it in April and May, but how cool is this?
kawachi fuji gardens


Door To Hell, Turkmenistan

There are, as it is, several gateways to hell but this one features
an underground gas fire that has been burning for 30+ years.
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Catedral de Marmol (the Marble Cathedral), Lago General Carrera, Patagonia, Chile

Erosion has created beautiful caverns in the marble of these mineral formations.
You just need to take a small boat to see it in person.
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Son Doong Cave

The world’s biggest cave, set in Vietnam, could fit a 40-story skyscraper within it.
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Lake Retba, Senegal

The pink-hued lake gets its awesome color thanks to a bacteria which is drawn to the lake’s natural saltiness.
The bacteria produces a red color to absorb the sunlight, thus giving the lake its hue.
It’s particularly colorful in dry season (November through June).
retba lake senegal


Rainbow Mountains, China

Part of the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park, these UNESCO World Heritage-designated
mountains get their rainbow name as a
result of red sandstone and mineral deposits being pressed together for more
than 24 million years
.
rainbow mountains


Cappadocia, Turkey

Conical formations caused by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago dot this stunning landscape.
Now tourists stay in the many cave hotels that dot the area.
cappadocia turkey


Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Ok, so this place is well-documented (and well-visited), but it’s super cool to look at.
antelope canyon


Mount Roraima, South America

This crazy eerie formation creates a natural border between Venezuela, Guyana and Brazil. It’s surrounded by 1,300 foot cliffs.
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