Golfo de Fonseca, an archipelago shared by Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador, a former playground for pirates, afforded us with the most stunning and relaxing border crossing experience in our backpacking history.
Travel the Caribbean
The Caribbean has long captured my heart. Exploring the Caribbean has been one of the most meaningful and enriching experiences imaginable. From lush, forested mountains to pristine coral reefs and every variant of nature, wildlife, and culture. The sheer beauty got me at first sight: Glistering turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, lush rainforests (Tobago even has the oldest protected rainforest in the world), colorful houses, and carefree vibes. After several trips and months In the Caribbean, I am more in love than ever though I started spending much less time by the beaches. From Caribbean Carnivals to dancehall parties and even Diwali (Indian light fest), each island knows to live it up and celebrates its rich cultural heritage. The Caribbean might be a little rough around the edges, but incredibly diverse and capturing.
- Culture 90% 90%
- Marine Life 85% 85%
- Beaches 110% 110%
- Activities 100% 100%
Places to visit in the Caribbean
Setting off on a Caribbean adventure is a dream come true, and the choices of places to explore seem limitless. We want to inspire you along your journey with unique tips and hints of favored destinations, large and small. The Caribbean has tranquil beaches, vibrant culture, and picturesque views sure to leave you breathless.
Suchitoto almost feels like a little journey in time and space after we visited busy San Salvador. The city’s name originates from the Nahual language and translates into “place of...
We had heard of Lake Natron before our arrival to Tanzania and of course the pictures of the bright red lake we stumbled upon during our online research sparked our...
There are so many exciting things to don in Stone Town, Zanzibar’s mutli layered capital. We quickly lost ourselves wandering the narrow streets of Zanzibar’s cultural heart: Stone Town. It...
From the admittedly touristy, but still beautiful Granada, we set off to the cultural and folklore capital, Masya. The bubbly city is famous for its passion for music, dance and...
Caye Caulker, Belize’s backpacking hotspot charms it’s visitors with its easy going and fun vibes. It’s an excellent place to get to know Belize. While it is far from representative,...
Why visit the Caribbean?
There is something undeniably magical about beaches in the Caribbean – they bring with them an aura of adventure and unexplored potential. From the bright turquoise waters to the white sand that warms your feet as you walk, these stunning shorelines have something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to relax on a pristine beach in the morning before diving into wondrous coral reefs in the afternoon or dancing all night underneath a starry sky, you’ll quickly discover why this special corner of the world has been captivating travelers for centuries. Seeing it once will never be enough – as soon as you leave, you’ll already daydream about returning for more!
Exploring the stunning beauty of the Caribbean is a great way to reconnect with nature and observe incredible wildlife. From swimming with sea turtles in crystalline waters to spotting vibrant macaws in the rainforest, there is something special around every corner. While cruising down its winding rivers, one can delight in the sights of water lilies mixed with flocks of distinct birds flying through pockets of sunlight. And if you’re lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of some mischievous sloths playing along your path! The mesmerizing biodiversity of these tropical islands makes for an unforgettable experience that will bring any wandering soul alive.
Experiencing culture in the Caribbean is like taking a trip through time — hundreds of years of history and heritage literally weave together to create each unique location. Every turn reveals a different way of life, often embraced through music, creativity, art, and cuisine. You can find distinctive local eateries specializing in delicacies you wouldn’t find anywhere else in the world, vibrant markets filled with handmade crafts and souvenirs, engaging interactive performances that bring centuries-old stories to life, and musical beats so hypnotizing they seem to transport you back to the region’s past. Beyond that, however, you’ll be met with an open and hospitable culture welcoming you with open arms no matter where you are or which island you’re on. The Caribbean undoubtedly offers a refreshing and enriching cultural experience unlike any other.
DISCOVER THE CARIBBEAN
San Salvador, El Salvador’s resilient heart. The capital bears deeps scares, many of them still visible at Centro Histórico and in the hearts and memories of its inhabitants. Its heartache was omnipresent, yet the city’s fierce determination for a better future, its hopes and aspirations are infectious and the reason why San Salvador is our favorite capital in Central America.
El Cuco is a sleepy little village. It’s busier on the weekends as many El Salvadorians come to enjoy the stunning beaches. El Cuco is winged by two impressive beaches on either side, Playa Esteron, a remote white-grey sand beach, and Playa Las Flores, which boasts world-class waves for surfing.