Friday, 5 July 2019

Hike the glorious lakeshore trails of Lago de Atitlán with Lonely Planet's new Central America travel guide

With cerulean seas and verdant forests, magnificent Maya ruins and smoking volcanoes, Central America is like a tropical fairy tale – except all of it is real.

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Hike the glorious lakeshore trails of Lago de Atitlán, Guatemala, explore the big blue of Belize’s Caye Caulker, or explore Maya temples at Copán, Honduras.

Lonely Planet writer Ashley Harrell explains why she loves Central America. "When I was 12, my dad took me on a medical mission to Nicaragua, where I vividly remember diving into a murky swimming hole, devouring my first whole fried fish - eyeballs included - and drinking a Toña, my first beer (thanks Dad!). twenty years and countless beers later, I wanted more of those raw, unpackaged travel experiences, so I moved to Central America and stayed three years. The highlights include sledding down an active volcano, dancing wildly to Garifuna drumming and diving with hammerhead sharks. Oh, and learning that you can even eat fried fishtail, which tastes like a potato chip."

Central America Top 10

1. Lago de Atitlán, Guatemala

2. Caye Caulker, Belize

3. Bocas del Toro, Panama

4. Bay Islands, Honduras

5. Copán, Honduras

6. Granada, Nicaragua

7. Costa Maya, Mexico

8. Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua

9. Tikal, Guatemala

10. Panama City, Panama.

Inside Lonely Planet’s Central America Travel Guide:

- Colour maps and images throughout

- Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trou-ble spots

- Honest review for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss

- Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - Central America To-day, History, People & Society, Arts & Culture

Coverage includes: Mexico’s Yucatán & Chiapas, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa(more...)

Curator: Ashley Harrell

Writers: Isabel Albiston, Ray Bartlett, Celeste Brash, Paul Clammer, Steve Fallon, Bridget Gleeson, Paul Harding, John Hecht, Anna Kaminski, Brian Kluepfel, Tom Masters, Carolyn McCarthy, Regis St Louis

Get to the heart of Central America and begin your journey now!