We have written many times about Costa Rica, of its hidden treasures in the lush forest, of what we think is the most spectacular national park, of the best spots for fishing... of many interesting topics for your next trip to the happiest country in the world. Today we'd like to add one more piece to the puzzle and visit, in a virtual way, the most beautiful beaches of Costa Rica. We picked five, one more incredible than the other. Here is the complete list, if you know more beaches you'd like to add, don't hesitate to let us know! Let's go!
1. Punta Cahuita and Puerto Vargas Beach
Puerto Vargas is the classic beach seen on postcards, a stretch of white sand with palm trees and crystal clear waters. We are in the Cahuita National Park, in the Limon province, and more precisely in the east coast of the small Punta Cahuita Peninsula. Obviously, in the Caribbean Sea!
Honduras is one of Mydas Travels' destinations to experience Central and South America. But what kind of treasures does this small country nestled between Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua hide? What's there to visit once you land in the capital, Tegulcigalpa, a great city with a strange name? What national parks can you visit without danger? Following our post on the top five places to visit in Nicaragua, we now write about the top five places to visit in Honduras! Let's start from the tiny town of Amapala, in the Tiger Island.
1. ISLA DEL TIGRE in the HEART of the Gulf of Fonseca
You know the desert islands you see in postcards? Those with boats moored, the crystalline waters and the coconut palm trees on the beach? Well, add a volcano and you will get an idea of what the Isla del Tigre looks like. We are south of Honduras, in the middle of the Gulf of Fonseca, in a wild place where your only thought is what pair of flip flops to wear. The average temperature throughout the year: 30 degrees Celsius. City to stay overnight: Amapala.
It is almost time. In a few weeks the site of one of the most ambitious projects of the century should open: the construction of a competing channel to the Panama Canal, to absorb the increasing traffic of cargo ships from all all over the world (according to estimates). History repeats itself and thus the dream of a Grand Canal that connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean through Nicaragua is coming true. And as the day of the beginning of the works approaches, the controversy increases. Like all pharaonic projects, the Grand Canal represents a huge opportunity for the future of the country, but it could also turn into a disaster from an environmental, social and cultural point of view.
Although in the collective imagination, Costa Rica is the country of white sand beaches, of biodiversity, or of the wild natural parks (like the Tortuguero National Park), mountain lovers will be pleasantly surprised to find out how many mountain tops are present in the heart of this country. A name to keep in mind more than any other is Cordillera de Talamanca, the mountain range that borders the southern part of the Central Valley and stretches all the way to Panama. This is where the main mountains of the country are located. In order of height these are: Cerro Chirripo (3,820 m), the Terbi (3,761 m), Blanco (3,554 m) and the Kamok (3,549 m), true giants of Central America.