Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Central America


Central America is one of the most romantic destinations in the world. Home to picture perfect coastlines, luscious rainforests and vibrant cities overflowing with history and culture the seven countries of the Central American region are a perfect holiday choice for couples celebrating Valentine’s Day.

Here are some of Visit Centroamerica’s recommendations of the most romantic places to be with your other half in Central America this Valentine’s Day. 

“La Isla Bonita” San Pedro, Belize

Ambergris Caye in Belize, also known as “La Isla Bonita” is a Caribbean island surrounded by turquoise waters and boasts some of the most isolated beaches in Central America making it the perfect escape for couples celebrating Valentine’s Day. Skirted along its eastern side by the longest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere, Ambergris Caye is a mecca for visitors who wish to enjoy scuba diving, snorkelling and sailing.

El Secreto boutique hotel located on the island offers an intimate luxury experience in a secluded piece of paradise enveloped in a lush tropical landscape and boasting 13 exclusive villas fashioned out of marble with private outdoor Jacuzzis and stunning panoramic views overlooking the ocean. The hotel offers a variety of activities for couples to enjoy – from private dinners on the beach and couples massages, water sports and diving to adventurous activities in the rainforest. El Secreto hotel is offering a Valentine’s Day special with a 40% discount from January 13th until February 28th 2017. www.elsecretobelize.com

Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

Known for its cobblestone streets, intact colonial buildings and nestled under the shadow of three volcanoes, the city of Antigua, also known as Guatemala’s colonial gem is one of the most romantic places in the world.

Meson Panza Verde, located in the heart of Antigua Guatemala down a quiet cobble stoned street offers tranquillity for solitude - seeking couples. The hotel features beautiful romantic rooms, a yoga studio and an award winning restaurant just a five minute walk from Antigua’s main Plaza and cathedral. Two nights staying in a standard room at the hotel are priced from £432 based on two people sharing. www.panzaverde.com

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s stunning beaches, luxury resorts, exotic landscapes and natural reserves make it an unforgettable Valentine’s Day destination. Tamarindo, located on the central west coast of the Nicoya Peninsula is a haven of unspoiled beaches and incredible biodiversity with a number of accommodation options and activities such as snorkelling and hiking.

Los Altos de Eros boutique hotel and spa is located in a paradise-like setting in the mountains of Playa Avellanas, next to Tamarindo. The hotel boasts five rooms with stunning views of the beach, a world-class spa and a restaurant offering a wide range of local delicacies. One night at the resort is priced from £255 based on two people sharing. www.losaltosdeeros.com

Panama City, Panama

Panama City boasts exceptional gastronomy, deep blue oceans and a stunning historical centre. A vibrant metropolis and also a gateway to tropical escapes, Panama City has a little something for anyone visiting Central America over Valentine’s Day.

Located in the centre of Panama City’s old quarter, Las Clemtinas is situated in one of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, offering the perfect romantic setting for couples looking to escape on Valentine’s Day. The boutique hotel features exclusive, spacious accommodation and fine food in an elegant, relaxed atmosphere, within walking distance of many of the city’s most important landmarks including the Cathedral and Plaza de la Independencia. The hotel is priced from £220 per room, per night. www.lasclementinas.com

For more information: www.visitcentroamerica.com


CATA – the promotional agency for the seven Central America countries (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama and Nicaragua) – is represented by Lotus. For editorial and marketing enquiries, please contact Georgina Oakley or Lucy Keenan at Lotus – georgina@wearelotus.co.uk / lucy@wearelotus.co.uk / 0207 953 7470