When most people think of Central America, the first images that come to mind are beaches, jungles and small thatched ranchos. A common misconception about Central America is that it only contains large chain hotels for travelers. While there are quite a few major chain hotels in the region, many other lodging options exist for those wanting to take a luxurious vacation.
In truth, there are tons of luxury resorts and boutique hotels from which you can choose. This is a short list of luxury hotels in a few of the countries in the region.
Hotels for a Luxury Vacation in Central America
Guatemala Luxury Hotel
Barcelo Guatemala City - This hotel features double rooms, suites and duplex suites, all with a private terrace. You will also find three restaurants, two bars, a swimming pool, and a lounge area.
- Website: https://www.barcelo.com/
- Phone: +502 2378 4000
- Address: 7A Avenida 15-45, Guatemala City 01009
Costa Rica Luxury Hotels
Hotel Arenas del Mar - This beachfront hotel is in the gorgeous Manuel Antonio area, located on over 11 acres of land and only minutes away from the national park. One of its most unique features is that it is a carbon neutral resort.
- Website: http://www.arenasdelmar.com/
- Phone: +506 2777 2777
- Address: Puntarenas Province, Manuel Antonio, 60601
Latitude 10 Resort - This is another beachfront hotel in a more secluded, less popular but just as beautiful area of the country. It is in the Nicoya Peninsula only a few minutes away from town. This boutique hotel offers private casitas, beachfront dining and a chlorine-free swimming pool.
- Website: http://www.latitude10resort.com/
- Phone: +506 4040 0419
- Address: Santa Teresa, Cóbano, Puntarenas
Honduras Luxury Hotels
Pristine Bay Resort and Golf Club - This resort is located right next to a white sand beach on the gorgeous Roatan Islands and offers a luxury golf resort, private four-room villas. a gym, tennis courts and infinity pools. It even has a diving and aquatic club.
- Website: https://www.pristinebayresort.com/
- Pnone: (800) 558-6447
- Address: Pristine Bay Road, French Harbor, Roatan 34101
Barefoot Cay Resort - This resort is also located on Roatan Island and offers both beachfront bungalows and villas and Oceanfront studio lofts with up to two rooms. They are all only steps away from a private beach. What makes this resort unique is that it is located over its own mini peninsula, providing privacy. There is also a marina, and diving services are offered.
- Website: http://barefootcay.com/
- Phone: (866) 246-3706
- Address: Brick Bay Road, Coxen Hole
Belize Luxury Hotel
Belizean Cove Estates - Belizean Cove Estates offers seven fully equipped, private villas right in front of the beach. There are also gorgeous swimming pools. For those who love pampering themselves, it offers a mobile spa service for private massages in your villa.
- Website: http://www.belizeancove.com/
- Phone: (844) 360-1553
- Address: San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
Stay tuned for part 2.