While living in Mexico, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting several Central American countries… with more to come! This, in my opinion, is one of the world’s most underrated regions.
Also, I’ve done it all solo so be assured it’s safe enough for you to do the same.
I fell in love with Guatemala. It has everything from UNESCO towns to Mayan ruins, natural scenery comprising rivers and caves, and cute towns with spectacular views around Lake Atitlan. Throw in volcano hikes, coffee culture, affordability and safety, and you have one of my favourite countries EVER!
With Caribbean culture on the islands and English as a first language, Belize feels distinct from its neighbours. Although the prices are high, it offers fantastic attractions like the Blue Hole, rich marine life, and caves full of Mayan skeletons. It’s a small country you can explore in as little as a week.